Post Stitches Into Single Crochet Stitches

Post stitches, or relief stitches, are almost always worked around double crochets or taller stitches. That’s how you get the post to stitch around! Making post stitches around single crochet stitches is something you don’t see very often – but I find it can be a handy trick, and use it in several Moogly patterns. Here’s how it’s done.

How to work post stitches into a row of single crochet stitches! This technique can do all kinds of things for your projects. Video and photo tutorial on Moogly!

For this tutorial I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted and a J hook.

Post Stitches in Single Crochet Video Tutorial

Post Stitches in Single Crochet Photo Tutorial

Front post stitches:
You can work front post stitches of any height around a single crochet stitch – fpdc, fptrc, whatever you like. For this tutorial I’m demonstrating fpsc (front post single crochet). The important part to learn here is where to insert the hook in the single crochet stitches to work the post stitch. How to work post stitches into a row of single crochet stitches! This technique can do all kinds of things for your projects. Video and photo tutorial on Moogly!How to work post stitches into a row of single crochet stitches! This technique can do all kinds of things for your projects. Video and photo tutorial on Moogly! How to work post stitches into a row of single crochet stitches! This technique can do all kinds of things for your projects. Video and photo tutorial on Moogly! How to work post stitches into a row of single crochet stitches! This technique can do all kinds of things for your projects. Video and photo tutorial on Moogly!

Back post stitches:
The same can be said for back post stitches worked into a row of single crochet stitches. It doesn’t matter what height the post stitch is – here I’m demonstrating how to work the bpdc, bptrc, or in this case bpsc, into the single crochet row.

How to work post stitches into a row of single crochet stitches! This technique can do all kinds of things for your projects. Video and photo tutorial on Moogly! How to work post stitches into a row of single crochet stitches! This technique can do all kinds of things for your projects. Video and photo tutorial on Moogly! How to work post stitches into a row of single crochet stitches! This technique can do all kinds of things for your projects. Video and photo tutorial on Moogly!

And that’s all there is to it! I have rarely seen this technique used by other designers, but I find it to be very handy – particularly when worked in the round! I’ve used it for decorative edgings, creating sharp edges for the bottoms of containers, and even as part of a hat brim. And I know it’ll feature in at least two more free Moogly patterns to come! Thanks for watching!

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    Romy Williams says

    I’ve used this method on a few occasions and it adds a nice touch. I recently used it on the back side of a bath scrubber with the granule stitch on the front. It feels like a massage on the skin. Thanks, Tamara, for sharing this with us.

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      Tamara Kelly says

      :D You’re very welcome Romy! Glad to hear others enjoy this stitch. I love it and am always surprised I don’t see it used more often!

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    Sandy Ghorbani says

    I ‘love ‘ this. The LIKE button was too close to the UNLIKE button. :( I will try this on my next project.
    Thanks for the video.

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