Post stitches, often called Relief Stitches, or Raised Stitches, are crochet stitches that are worked around the stems, or posts, of the stitches in previous rows. They are always worked around the post from right to left, and the difference between front post and back post is which side of the stitch you come from. Great for crochet ribbing and fun details, post stitches are also the key to crochet cabling – it’s all about exactly which stitch you’re crocheting around! Here are the basics:
As I mentioned, post stitches can be made with dc; there are also fptrc as in the Diamond Crochet Cowl pattern; and sometimes you’ll have post stitches with even larger/longer stitches, such as quad tr fp – as in the Squares Squared pattern. I hope this helps you understand how post stitches are made. Thanks for watching!