How to Front Post Double Crochet

How to Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)

This stitch gives a nice texture. You can also create a nice ribbing by alternating the Front Post Double crochet and the Back Post Double Crochet.

The front post double crochet is slightly different from the usual double crochet. You won’t work in the top of the stitch from the previous row, but around the ‘post’ of that stitch.

The abbreviation for the Front Post Double crochet is fpdc.

You will find the video and photo tutorial of the Front Post Double Crochet below.

Video tutorial Front Post Double Crochet

Photo tutorial Front Post Double Crochet

How to Front Post Double Crochet

1. The Front Post Double Crochet is slightly less high than a normal double crochet. That is why you will start a new row with 2 chains. Yarn over.

How to Front Post Double Crochet

2. You will be working around the post/body of the stitch. Insert your hook in the front side, go behind the post and back to the front.

How to Front Post Double Crochet

3. Now yarn over and pull the yarn through the stitch. You will have 3 loops on your hook now.

How to Front Post Double Crochet

4. Yarn over again and pull the yarn through 2 loops.

How to Front Post Double Crochet

5. Yarn over and pull the yarn through both remaining loops.

How to Front Post Double Crochet

6. Your first Front Post Double Crochet is finished!

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