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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