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Learn How to Front Post Double Crochet

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a stitch how-to, so let’s change that! In this video, I teach the front post double crochet stitch.

I like this stitch because of its versatility. For starters, it can add extra texture to your projects and create new color patterns. However, the ways this stitch can be used doesn’t stop there.

This stitch, along with it’s companion stitch back post double crochet, provides the foundation for crocheting cables! Once you know this stitch, you can create a multitude of new textures and patterns that can’t be crocheted with just double or single crochet.

I actually discovered this stitch shortly after I started crocheting. Since I was trying to read patterns, I would look at the patterns in my yarn labels and play around with the instructions. One day, I discovered a project that called for “fpdc”. I had no clue what it meant!

Fortunately, the pattern also gave (confusing) instructions on how to do the front post double crochet. It told me where I should work the stitch, and I was mind blown that stitches could be worked in more than one spot.

That’s when I discovered a little secret that has helped me branch out even more in crochet: there’s more than one way to crochet.

Of course, we do have standard stitches and steps for how to do those; I’m not saying you should incorrectly stitch a single crochet and claim “but there’s more than one way to crochet!” What I mean is the basic ideas can be applied in infinitely many ways.

Sure, there are the standard ways to complete stitches. But why not change where you work the stitch? Why not try something new? Who knows, you might uncover a great new application for a basic stitch!

I hope this stitch broadens your skills and inspires you to try something new!

Keep an eye out for another front post double crochet video on my channel.

Happy Crafting!

-Amanda

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