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.
Changing the placement of where you put your hook in order to work around the post, inserting from the front around the back.
Changing the placement of where you put your hook in order to work around the post, inserting from the back around the front.
The art of skipping a stitch to then complete your next stitch into the one that you missed. Often used in crochet cables.
Square Thirteen: Textures SquareMake Square Thirteen
Using front-post stitches to raise your fabric to create a bumpy texture.
Square Fourteen: Basketweave StitchMake Square Fourteen
Combining front and back post stitches to create the illusion of a basketweave stitch.
Square Fifteen: Waffle stitchMake Square Fifteen
Combining front and back post stitches, with half-trebles to create a waffle-like texture.
Square Sixteen: Twist Crossed StitchesMake Square Sixteen
Using post stitches and cross stitches to form a really simple crochet cable.