Free Patterns Featuring the Double Crochet Post Stitches

Hi there my fellow yarn enthusiasts!

I’m back again with another stitch-centric FREE crochet pattern round-up. It’s another set of stitches like I did with the Foundation Stitches a couple weeks ago. Today we are featuring those two texture-licious double crochet variations: the front and back post double crochet stitches!

Just to recap, post stitches are used to create a variety of patterns and textures in crochet, like cables, ribbing, or more decorative raised patterns like the basket weave stitch.  They are worked around the post of the stitch from an indicated previous row, as opposed to the normal method of working through the top ‘V’ of the stitch.

Need a refresher? No prob! I come armed with photo and video tutorials for both Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet!

Front Post Double Crochet

Alpine Dreams Beanie

The beautiful texture created in the body of this beanie is partially made with the front post double crochet! It’s an intermediate level pattern, but don’t let that scare you. Believe me when I say you will want some of this yummy texture for yourself! And if you like the look of this, stay tuned because I’m going to be releasing the Alpine Dreams Cowl soon!

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from Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust

Classic Raglan Cardigan

If you’re looking to step into the world of garment making, Janne from Joy of Motion Crochet has you covered with this cardigan!

from Joy of Motion Crochet

Diamonds & Twists Cabled Beanie

As I mentioned above, cables are another great technique that uses post stitches. Check out this gorgeously textured beanie pattern from A Crocheted Simplicity!

from A Crocheted Simplicity

Ice Drop Cowl

Just look at the texture on this cowl from Rebecca Velasquez, and it will work up quickly with that super bulky yarn!

from Rebecca Velasquez

Back Post Double Crochet

American Rosette

How beautiful are these rosettes from HandmadebyRaine? Show off your USA pride, or change up the colors to match your decor!

from HandmadebyRaine

The Alicia Ear Warmer

Look at this beautiful ear warmer using cabling from Desert Blossom Crafts! Simple but elegant and oh so much texture!

from Desert Blossom Crafts


Want to really put yourself to the test? These next patterns feature BOTH the FPdc and BPdc!

The Retro Baby Blanket

If you’re looking to hone your post skills, consider making something with the basket weave stitch, like this cute basketweave pattern! Because making things for babies is always fun! Baby blankets are the perfect thing to practice a stitch in something larger than a potholder. And just look at that texture!

from HanJan Crochet

Basket Weave Baby Booties

Or if you’re looking for something that is a little less time-consuming than a blanket but still want that basket weave texture, try these cute little baby booties! There’s a matching hat pattern available as well!

from RaffamusaDesigns

Basket Weave Laptop Bag

Another fun basket weave project! This laptop case from HandmadebyRaine with its leather straps is so on trend! Love this!

from HandmadebyRaine

Criss Cross Ear Warmer

Loops & Love knocked it out of the park with these pretty ear warmers! So much texture and bright beautiful colors!

from Loops & Love

Creek Bed Beanie

Worked in flat rows, this textured take on a ribbed beanie from Cute As A Button Crochet can be worn as is or fancied up with a pom.

from Cute As A Button Crochet

Slouchy Crochet Leg Warmers

Using a combination of regular and BLO stitches and utilizing the FPdc and BPdc for a ribbing, these leg warmers will have you begging for cold weather.

from Sigoni Macaroni

First Blooms Beanie

This simple two stitch, one row repeat pattern will keep you warm with the added detail of beautiful texture.

from Salty Pearl Crochet

Chunky Watermelon Slippers

These fun slippers from Blackstone Designs come in both kid and adult sizes! Make a matching set!

I hope you found a new pattern or two to try out your newly acquired post skills! If you make one of these, please tag me @HooksBooksWanderlust! I want to see what you made!

Happy yarning!

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