How to do Back Post Double Crochet Stitch

Back Post Double Crochet

How to do Back Post Double Crochet Stitch

The Back Post Double Crochet Stitch is a very useful stitch.  It can be used to create the ribbed effect at the bottom of a hat or the end of a sleeve, or, if stacked one on top of the next, it can create a really neat texture.

Check out this photo tutorial on how to create a Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC) stitch now.

 

In the photo below I’m stacking Back Post Double Crochet Stitches one on top of the next.  You can see what a neat texture is created when doing this.  The “v” of the stitch, that you would normally be working into, gets pushed forward to create lines on your project.

Back Post Double Crochet Tutorial

Ready to Start Your BPDC Stitch

Start this stitch, just like you would a normal Double Crochet Stitch, with a yarn over.

Back Post Double Crochet Stitch

Yarn Over

Next, insert your hook, from the back of your project to the front of your project, between the posts of the stitch you just worked and the next stitch.

BPDC Stitch tutorial

Insert hook, from back to front, between posts

Next, insert your hook around the next post and back towards the back of your project.  You can now see one post is around your hook, and the crochet hook is behind your project.

Crochet Stitch

Insert hook back towards back of project so hook is around post and behind project.

Yarn over and draw your loop through stitch.  You should now have three total stitches on your crochet hook.

Back Post Double Crochet How To

Draw up one loop.

Yarn over and draw the loop through two loops on your hook.  You now have two loops left on hook.

BPDC

Yarn over and pull loop through two loops on hook

Yarn over and pull loop through the last two loops on crochet hook.

You are now ready to start a new stitch.

Back Post Double Crochet Stitch

Yarn over and draw loop through last two loops on hook.

If you’d like to put your new skills to use right away, check out these patterns which utilize the Back Post Double Crochet and the Front Post Double Crochet to create a ribbed effect:

Tiger Set Crochet

Tiger Bonnet and Stuffie Set Crochet Pattern

Slouchy Cabled Hat Crochet

Slouchy Cabled Hat Crochet Pattern

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Truck Hauler Hat Crochet Pattern

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