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What are Triple/Treble Crochet and Post Stitches?

Some of the best and simplest designs can be created with post stitches.

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Of course, a post stitch is a stitch that is worked around the post of a previous row stitch. The depth depends on the type of stitch used. It can be a Front Post Triple/Treble Stitch (FPtr) or a Back Post Triple/Treble Stitch (BPtr).

Another popular one is a Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) or a Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc). Through more rare, even a single crochet can be used. Numerous intricate-looking designs can be created with this simple twist on a basic stitch.

Video – Simple & Sensational™ – Crochet a Triple/Treble Crochet, Plus Front Post and Back Post Stitches

One example is April’s video and pattern. It can be made with three alternating colors as in the pattern or in a rainbow of colors using your yarn stash. Either way, you’ll create a one-of-a-kind afghan or baby blanket. Or make multiple squares and unite them using one of the decorative joining seams seen in the series of videos and blogs.

Video – Simple & Sensational™ – Joining Granny Squares – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

For more decorative post stitches, check out 99 Crochet Post Stitches by Darla Sims. She creates some great textured fabrics using simple stitches. The easy-to-follow directions and clear pictures, along with possible projects, get your create juices going.


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