Back post / front post stitches

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Back post / front post stitches

Universal abbreviation: FP & BP

This is marked by a basic stitch symbol with a hook at the bottom – the direction of the hook indicates the kind of crochet stitch required:

  • Hook pointing to the left – hooked through the front of the crochet piece
  • Hook pointing to the right – hooked through the back of the crochet piece

They’re also known as raised stitches or relief stitches.

Relief stitches differ from basic stitches only by the place through which the hook is inserted. Any basic stitch may become a relief stitch. They’re mainly used to gain a three-dimensional form and a variety of stitches. They’re worked around the stitch from the previous row – depending on the place where the hook has been inserted, we create a relief stitch hooked through either from the front or the back.

See how it’s made:

  • Back post / front post double crochet (US) / treble (UK)
  • Back post / front post single crochet (US) / double crochet (UK)

In the same way, we can make multiple stitch relief crochet (with an unlimited number of yarned over stitches). We may use relief stitches to make ribbing, for example.

examples:

There are so many amazing projects featuring this technique, and crocheters come up with new ideas everyday. These few examples show how versatile the use of post stitches is, and how many beautiful things you can do with it.

Brioche Infinity Pillow by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk

Brioche Infinity Pillow by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk

Check out this free pattern here -> LINK

 

Post-Modern Post-Stitch Seahorse by Terry Finer

Post-Modern Post-Stitch Seahorse by Terry Finer

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Sunny Spread by Ellen Gormley

Sunny Spread by Ellen Gormley, this version by victoriaoc

Check out this free pattern here -> LINK See this version by victoriaocy here -> LINK

 

Idunn by Zoya Matyushenko

Idunn by Zoya Matyushenko

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Wispweave Square by Draiguna

Wispweave Square by Draiguna

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Sakura Cabled Mandala by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk

Sakura Cabled Mandala by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk

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Lost in Time Shawl by Johanna Lindahl

Lost in Time Shawl by Johanna LindahlCheck out this free pattern here -> LINK Take a look at this beautiful version by Svetlana Tomina here -> LINK

 

Arwen by Zoya Matyushenko

Arwen by Zoya Matyushenko

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Sakura Face Scrubbies by Krisztina Anna Matejcsok-Edomer

Sakura Face Scrubbies by Krisztina Anna Matejcsok-Edomer

Check out this free pattern here -> LINK Take a look at this cool version by mswhittaker23 here -> LINK

 

Carnival Of Flowers CAL by Buttonnose Crochet

Carnival Of Flowers CAL by Buttonnose Crochet

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Sunset Cushions by Catherine Bligh

Sunset Cushions by Catherine Bligh

Check out this free pattern here -> LINK


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