Welcome to Week Four of your Crochet for Beginners Course. This week we will be adding two more stitches to your repertoire: the front and back post stitches. 

Post stitches are used for a couple of reasons: paired and alternated, they can be used to create a rib-style stitch, often used on cuffs and necklines, or they can be used to created raised areas. One of this week’s squares creates the illusion of a basketweave stitch, while another creates the ‘waffle’ texture. 

You can also use post stitches to create cables, which can be used to create braiding, twists and crossed stitches in your work. This week we will look at crossed stitches, and up that into full cables once you’re comfortable with moving stitches next week.

  • Front-Post Stitches

    Changing the placement of where you put your hook in order to work around the post, inserting from the front around the back.

  • Back-Post Stitches

    Changing the placement of where you put your hook in order to work around the post, inserting from the back around the front.

  • Cross Stitches

    The art of skipping a stitch to then complete your next stitch into the one that you missed. Often used in crochet cables.