How to Front and Back Post Double Crochet (FPDC & BPDC)




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Intro: How to Front and Back Post Double Crochet (FPDC & BPDC)

If you’ve ever seen FPDC or BPDC in a pattern, or wondered what it
meant…here it is! It stands for Front Post Double Crochet & Back Post Double Crochet. When finished, it looks similar to knit & purl ribbing in knitting. It sounds so intimidating, but is extremely easy…if you know how to double crochet, then this will be a snap for you! Watch the quick video below to see just how simple it is!!

Step 1: Watch the Video Below!

Wasn’t that easy?! Now you know how to Front and Back Post Double
Crochet! And, you can always come back to this video if you get stumped along the way. I’d love to hear what projects you’ve used this stitch on! Let me know in comments below. Happy Crocheting!



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    5 Discussions


    9 months ago

    I've used alternating front and back post double crochet with a variety of yarns and hook sizes to crochet everything from full size blankets to baby afghans, scarves, dish cloths and more. It makes a beautiful pattern. It's an easy, fast, and relaxing stitch to use for those who are busy with work, family, or both. I can do more, but because of the look and the stress-free process, I find myself defaulting to this combination when I just want to crochet and chill.


    1 year ago


    Mine looks like a yarn brick. I think I have a solution, but this is just a warning to all crocheters... Beware of Tight Yarn!!!!


    Hi creatknit I was wondering if you could branch off a little and start make knitting projects? It would be awesome! I can tell you are a great knitter and crocheted! :)


    2 years ago

    A round tube back pillow