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.
Start this stitch, just like you would a normal Double Crochet Stitch, with a 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.
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.
Yarn over and draw your loop through stitch. You should now have three total stitches on your crochet hook.
Yarn over and draw the loop through two loops on your hook. You now have two loops left on hook.
Yarn over and pull loop through the last two loops on crochet hook.
You are now ready to start a new stitch.
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: