Special Crochet Stitch

Do you want to learn how to crochet a Special Stitch? Here you will learn how to do it step by step.

Here you’ll learn how to create three-dimensional textures and effects in crochet? So you need to learn some special stitches.

In this tutorial you will learn about:

  • Front post Stitches (FP)
  • Back Post Stitches (BP)
  • Back Loop Only Stitches (BLO)
  • Front Loop Only Stitches (FLO)
  • Front Post Double Treble and Half Double Crochet Two Together Stitches (FPdtr/hdc2tog)
  • Front Post Double Treble Two Together Stitches (FPdtr2tog)
  • Half Double Crochet and Front Post Double Treble Crochet Two Together Stitches (Hdc/FPdtr2tog)

All crochet stitch become rom front or bak post stitch, when the abbreviation comes after the FP for front post or BP for back post.

This is the most common abbreviations you’ll find in patterns

Pode ser uma imagem de texto que diz "Front Post Stitches FPsc Front Post Single Crochet Back Post Stitches FPhdc- Crochet Front Post Half Double BPsc- Back Post Single Crochet BPhdc- Back Post Half Double Crochet FPdc Front Post Double Crochet FPtr- Front Post Treble Crochet BPdc- Back Post Double Crochet BPtr Back Post Treble Crochet"

*…* *crochet following directions* as many times as indicated
ss (slip stitch) – insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw yarn up and pull 2nd lp through the 1st lp on hook.
sc (single crochet) – insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, yo and pull through both lps on hook.
dc (double crochet) – yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, *yo, pull through 2 lps* twice.

The front and back post are crocheted wrapped around the post of a stitch instead of its top chain. They will partially sit on the previous row or round of stitche since they are made around the pos of stitch, creating a thicker texture.

Front Post and Back Post Double Crochet

If you have some experience in crochet, you know that every stitch has a top, a post and in the case of a half double crochet you also have a third loop on the wrong side.

You will not be able to see the post stitch in a single crochet. You need to imagine the vertical part (post stitch) when you think of tall stitches like half double crochet, double crochet, or treble crochet.

Right Side and Wrong Side of Crochet Stitches

  • Back Loop Only (BLO) and Front Loop Only (FLO) has one main feature. While regular crochet stitches are worked in both upper loops of the indicated stitch, BLO and FLO stitches are only crocheted in the back loop and front loop respectively.

What is the Back Loop Only (or Front Loop Only)? - Raffamusa Designs

You can create beautiful textures and squishiness, this is very great if you’re crocheting a baby blanket or garment. But you also use them when you need to crochet brims for hats and garments!

This point is dynamic. The front loop on the right side of your work will suddenly become the back loop when you flip your work!
So pay attention: The loop on the back of a point is the furthest from you. And the front loop is the one in front of you. So turning your project over at the end of each row.

To crochet BLO or FLO, the steps are the same. However, you will have to work all your stitches in the top loop that is the closest to you!

Step 1. Identify the back loop of the indicated stitch.

Step 2. (Yarn over if necessary) Insert your hook into the BLO and complete the stitch.

Back Loop Only Crochet - Tutorial - Raffamusa Designs


  • NOTE: Do not skyp any Stitch on the back of the Hdc/FPdtr2tog

FPtr (front post treble crochet) – yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, *yo, pull through 2 lps* 3 times.
FPtr2tog (front post treble 2 together) – * yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, [yo, pull through 2 lps] twice* twice, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.
FPdtr (front post double treble crochet) – yo 3 times, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, *yo, pull through 2 lps* 4 times.
FPdtr2tog (front post double treble crochet 2 together) – *yo 3 times, insert hook from front to back around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp,[yo, pull through 2 lps] 3 times*, twice, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.

 Gauge. Overlaid stitches are used to crochet this square, that’s why it is very important to have their gauge under control: they should be neither too loose nor too tight, because this will lead to a deformation of the shape. The right tensioned overlay stitches should be made to the height of the working round. And width of your square should stay the same after each row.

You will use them to create :

And many others, because these are special and fundamental patterns for you to be able to advance in your crochet.

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