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.
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.
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.
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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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.
😀 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!
Jane @ Handiworking
Bookmarking this for future. Don't have anything in the works now, but I want to try it!
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.
I was happily working on a SC basket when the next row called for dcbp. I immediate thought, but I don't have any posts to go around! My next thought was I wonder if Tamara has instructions for this previously unknown (to me) situation. And, of course, you did! Even a video! Thank you!
😀 I'm so glad to hear it, thank you so much!
I'm working a pattern with the v stitch starting from sc. I think I'm doing it right until I get about 4 v's in and notice it's pulling and distorting to the point that I wonder if I'm counting my posts wrong.
Tell me is the post for the first sc to the left (of hole) or the edge on the right. I've been assuming it's on the left, but that starts to pull my v's diagonally. Eek! Can't seem to find an image that clarifies what number chain is being worked into to know for sure. Thanks
It depends if you are working in rows or rounds, and if you are right or left handed. If you are right handed, and working in rows, it will be on the right, if in the round without turns, it will be on the left.
Hello!! I love your tutorial and the tips thank you!!! Which patterns do you have that have the FPSC in them? 🙂 I'd love to add them to a round up I have 🙂
Thank you so much, Michele! The Autumn Amore Beanie, Adventure Travel Case, Crochet Cactus Potholders, Madly in Love Hat, Branching Out Shawlette, and Polka Dot Border all include that stitch.
Thank you for this video. Do you have a video showing alternating sc and fpdc? I am confused where to start each stitch.
Hm, I'm sorry to say I don't know that I do!