– Frontpost Crochet (FP)

Frontpost Crochet can be made in any of the basic stitches such as single Crochet, Halfdouble Crochet or Double Crochet. For these three the abbreviations will be FPSC, FPHDC and FPDC. These stitches are made around the stem of the stitch of the previous row. For this reason you have to work your first row in any of the basic stitches. Because you work around the stem, the stitch is shorter than its basic counterpart. As a result your turning chain should be 1 chain less. for example in double crochet a row of frontpost double crochet will begin with chain 2.

Instructions

Frontpost Single Crochet (FPSC):

Insert your hook from front to back on the right side of your stitch – move your hook behind the stitch and back through on the left side – yarn over hook and pull your hook back around the stitch – you now have two loops on your hook – yarn over hook – pull through both loops.

Frontpost Single Crochet
Frontpost Halfdouble Crochet:

Yarn over hook – insert your hook from front to back on the right side of your stitch – move your hook behind the stitch and back through on the left side – yarn over hook and pull your hook back around the stitch – you now have three loops on your hook – yarn over hook – pull through all three loops.

backpost double crochet
Frontpost Double Crochet (FPDC):

Working around the stem of the previous stitch – yarn over hook – insert your hook from front to back on the right side of your stitch – move your hook behind the stitch and back through on the left side – yarn over hook and pull your hook back around the stitch – you now have three loops on your hook – yarn over hook – pull through two loops – yarn over hook – pull through the two remaining loops.

Frontpost Treble Crochet (FPTR):

Yarn over hook twice – insert your hook from front to back on the right side of your stitch – move your hook behind the stitch and back through on the left side – yarn over hook and pull your hook back around the stitch – you now have four loops on your hook – yarn over hook – pull through two loops. Three loops remaining.
Yarn over hook – pull through two loops. Two loops remaining.
Yarn over hook – pull through both loops closing the stitch.

frontpost treble crochet
Decrease 2 Frontpost Double Crochet (DEC2 FPDC):
Foundation Chain Halfdouble Crochet

Begin by wrapping your yarn around your hook once.

Foundation Chain Halfdouble Crochet

Insert your hook from the frontside going from right to left around the stem of the stitch.

Foundation Chain Halfdouble Crochet

Wrap your yarn around the hook and lead it back through. You now have three loops on your hook.

Foundation Chain Halfdouble Crochet

Wrap your yarn around your hook and pull through two loops.

Foundation Chain Halfdouble Crochet

Wrap your yarn around your hook and insert it from the frontside going from right to left around the stem of the next stitch.

Foundation Chain Halfdouble Crochet

Wrap your yarn around your hook and lead it back through. You now have four loops on your hook.

Foundation Chain Halfdouble Crochet

Wrap your yarn around your hook and pull through two loops. You now have three loops remaining on your hook.

Foundation Chain Halfdouble Crochet

Wrap your yarn around your hook and pull through the remaining two loops closing the stitch.

Decrease 3 Frontpost Double Crochet (DEC3 FPDC):
Foundation Chain Halfdouble Crochet

Follow the same instructions as for DEC2 FPDC until you have two half finished stitches.

Foundation Chain Halfdouble Crochet

Wrap your yarn around your hook and insert it from the frontside going from right to left around the stem of the third stitch.

Foundation Chain Halfdouble Crochet

Wrap your yarn around your hook and lead it back through. You now have five loops on your hook.

Foundation Chain Halfdouble Crochet

Wrap your yarn around your hook and pull through two loops. You now have four loops remaining on your hook.

Foundation Chain Halfdouble Crochet

Wrap your yarn around your hook and pull through the remaining three loops closing the stitch.

Patterns using this stitch

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