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Front Post Treble Crochet Tutorial (fptr)

Learn how to do the Front Post Treble Crochet (fptr) stitch with this photo and video tutorial

Front Post Treble Crochet

Use these stitches to create a nice and open ribbing that’s great for scarves and anything that needs a little texture. Just like single and double post stitches, you’ll be working in the front and the back of the posts of treble crochet stitches. The result is absolutely amazing!

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For front post and back post treble crochet we will be working around the post of our stitch.

Normally when we are working a treble crochet we would yarn over twice and then work under both strands of the v at the top the the stitch. (see the v’s in the two photos below)

But for the post stitch, we are going to go around the post instead.

So for front post treble crochet, we’re going to yarn over twice…

….and then we are going to go around the post from front….

….to back, to front:

Yarn over and pull up the loop…

…so we have four loops on our hook:

Then we are just going to finish this off with a normal treble crochet stitch.

Yarn over, pull through 2…

…yarn over pull through 2…

…yarn over pull through 2:

So that brings our stitch up towards the front of the work. Front post treble crochet you will see abbreviated in patterns as fptr.

Here’s another angle showing the “front” aspect of this technique:

And another angle of the front to back to front technique around the post:

 

These stitches aren’t really that hard, it’s just getting used to working around the posts instead of the tops of the stitches like you normally are used to.


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