This post was originally posted on March 10th, 2012
This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to front post double crochet stitch (FPdc). This technique is used when making rib patterns in crochet and is often combined with the back post double crochet stitch (BPdc).
Step 1: Yarn over (YO).
Step 2: Insert the tip of your crochet hook into the space between the posts of the current and next stitches in the row below, going through the front.
Step 3: Bring the crochet hook through the next space, going behind the post.
Step 4: YO.
Step 5: Pull the yarn through the spaces. You should now have three stitches on your working needle.
Step 6: YO
Step 7: Pull the yarn through the next two stitches on your crochet hook. You should now have two stitches on your working needle.
Step 8: YO
Step 9: Pull the yarn through the last two stitches on your crochet hook. You should now have one stitch on your needle.
Example of a pattern using the Front Post Double Crochet Stitch (click for larger)
music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
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