Keep scrolling to see the full photo tutorial for how to front post treble crochet and back post treble crochet. Don’t forget to pin it!
Have you been mystified by post stitches? Scared to try them? The idea of post stitches can be a bit intimidating, but once you get the hang post stitches, you will love them. They create such unique texture and can be used in a variety of ways to create beautiful patterns. Because both the front post treble crochet and the back post treble crochet are used in the The Ribbed Crochet Dishcloth and Dish Scrubbers patterns, I thought I would put together a photo tutorial showing you how to tackle these stitches! After following these steps you can approach post stitches with confidence.
It is a bit easier to master post stitches with treble crochets since the post of each stitch is long and more obvious than on shorter stitches. You should have a good understanding of how to do treble crochets before launching into this tutorial. If you need a refresher on treble crochets, head over to Crochet 365 Knit Too to see a great photo tutorial on treble crochets.
You’ll want to start with a regular row of treble crochets. Both the front post treble crochet and the back post treble crochet begin just like a normal treble crochet with yarning over two times.
Front Post Treble Crochet
After chaining up, insert your hook between the first and second stitch, around the post of the tr, and back out between the second and third stitch.
Yo and pull through two loops, yo and pull through the last two loops on the hook. (Just like a normal tr!)
Here you have a completed front post treble crochet.
Continuing inserting the hook from front to back to front again around the post of the next treble crochet. Flip your work over to see a row of fptr viewed from the wrong side. Look at that beautiful ridge!
Back Post Treble Crochet
Insert your hook from back to front between the posts of the 1st and 2nd stitch
Continue around the front of the post and insert your hook between the 2nd and 3rd st.
Here is a view from the top showing how the stitch is being pulled toward the back
Yo and pull through two loops, yo, pull through the last two loops. Row of bptr from the front showing a front ridge. From the wrong side, the bptr looks a lot like the right side of the fptr.
You can even alternate fptr and bptr to create a fun texture. The Ribbed Crochet Dishcloth and Dish Scrubbers patterns use alternating treble crochet post stitches to make kitchen essentials with scrubbing power! Head over to the pattern to give these new stitches a try.
Do you like photo tutorials and learning new stitches? SO DO I! You might want to head to how to single crochet rib stitch to learn another fun stitch. Check out the Shadow Box Pillow Cover for another fun pattern with post stitches.
Yarn used for the tutorial: Red Heart Strata which has been discontinued but can still be found on AMAZON!