I have decided to be a little more predictable this go round and have the same posting schedule every month.  On two Thursday of every month will become the Thursday Tutorial in this new plan.  It will be the day I will be posting a stitch tutorial or explaining a specific crocheting technique.

If you follow me on Facebook or twitter you would have noticed this beautiful patriotic afghan I have been crocheting at every opportunity I can.  I am making it for a bridal gift coming up on  the 17th of this month.  With the deadline just a little over a month away, I am starting to feel the pressure to finish the afghan and get it safety wrapped and ready to give.

A lot of people have inquired about the stitch and what it was.  It is one of my favorite ones, the front post treble.  Not only do I enjoy working post stitches, I think they are marvelous, but they also create a thick material that is so nice to snuggle under in the winter time.  

If you have not had the pleasure of working this stitch, this is the time to go and get your hook and that ball of yarn you have laying around and practice your first front post treble.

How to crochet a front post treble stitch…(Fpdc)

Crochet a foundation row of twelve double crochet

Ch 3, turn, The first stitch is not worked into, as the ch 3 counts as your first stitch.   Instead of being worked into the top loops of the stitch, the front post treble crochet is worked around the vertical “post” of the stitch.

Yo 2 times, insert your hook from front to back to front around the post of the next stitch, 

yo, pull up a loop, 

(yo, pull thru 2 loops on your hook) 3 times.  It is just like crocheting a triple except you are crocheting around the post instead of the top loops.

Congratulations, you just made your first Fpdc!

Can you recall ever using the front post treble in a crochet project?  Would love hear what you made, and even better if you like, you could share the finished project on my Facebook page, @crochetingwithpassion.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.