How to Crochet FPDC/ BPDC Square

by Kathryn on July 1, 2014 · 2 comments

in Crochet Tutorials

One of my favorite stitch patterns is just a repeat alternating front post and back post double crochet stitches across the row. Here’s a basic crochet tutorial showing how I made a square with this technique and finished it off with a round of regular double crochet all the way around. This would make a good washcloth pattern or pattern for square motifs for a blanket.

How to Crochet FPDC/ BPDC Square (in words)

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Step One:

So it starts with a foundation chain of even-numbered crochet stitches.

Step Two:

Then a row of regular double crochet (still an even number).

Step Three:

Then turn and chain two.

Step Four:

Then fpdc, bpdc across the entire row.

Step Five:

End with a regular double crochet in the second stitch of the final double crochet from the row below. (I do this instead of into the top of the double crochet because it makes the ends even in height with the post stitches.)

Step Six:

Repeat steps 3-5 for as many rows as you want. Always work a front post into a front post and a back post into a back post.

This is the pattern that I’ve used to make various post stitch crochet projects that I’ve showcased here on the blog in the past. In the case of this particular square, I just added the border of regular dc all the way around.

This Square Crocheted (in photos)

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Originally This Square Was For …

I crocheted this square as a donation to the Red Heart Yarnbombing for the 2014 Knit and Crochet Show, which happens July 23-27. Info on what the request was below but note that submissions for the yarnbombing are closed.

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