Designed by Laurinda Reddig of ReCrochetions
Part 4: Textures
Working Around Post: The “Post” is main vertical part of the stitch. Insert your hook into the space between the posts of the last and next stitch, then again insert back through the other side of the next stitch.
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): YO, work around the post of the next stitch, inserting from the front to back and back out the front, YO, pull out of stitch, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 2 loops.
Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc): YO, work around the post of the next stitch, inserting from the back to front and out the back, YO, pull out of stitch, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 2 loops.
Pattern:This pattern is now exclusively available in the ReCrochetions Presents: Rowan’s Learn to Crochet Sampler Afghan Book. Available in Right and Left-handed Editions (see links -->). The book also contains 4 more simple baby blanket patterns and a newborn hat, and 30 complete step-by-step tutorial.
Notes: Working around the stitches of the previous row creates stitches that lie on the front or back of the work. This stitch is often mistaken for knitting because of the way the pattern looks once you have worked a few rows. Once you get the hang of working around the front and back posts it is a very easy stitch with a really neat texture. I generally use my fingers to find where to put the hook more than my eyes, especially with this stitch. I once made an entire purse in a dark movie theater made up of 2 squares of the Basket Weave stitch.
Thank you for bearing with me while I was on vacation. With five Fridays in July I decided that we have plenty of time for the last 4 squares and one more post on the last Friday with instructions for sewing together your squares, and 3 different edging options. I hope everyone is having fun working up the Sampler Squares. I know I am having fun trying all the squares in lots of new yarns. Although this week I am a bit distracted designing a Mystery Machine afghan I am hoping to finish in time for my son's Scooby Doo birthday party in a few weeks!