How to crochet front post diagonal stitch

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Crochet is full of surprises. Sometimes with a simple variation of the basic stitches we can create combinations that make for incredibly beautiful textures. That’s what happened with this textured diagonal stitch that we are going to show you in this step-by-step tutorial: half double crochets and front post crossed double crochets and… beautiful texture!

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For this tutorial we used a size 7 mm crochet hook  and a skein of our fine wool The Petite Wool.

As always, before beginning, we have a list of the stitches we are going to use:

  • Half double crochet.
  • Double crochet.
  • Front post crossed double crochet: the front post crossed double crochet is worked the same as for double crochet, but with two differences. First, instead of working into the next stitch, you work into one stitch before, in other words, find the stitch before the one you just worked (one stitch to the right and below). Once you find the stitch, instead of inserting the hook into the top of the stitch, as usual, insert the hook around the post (the body of the stitch) as follows: insert the hook from front to back on the right side of the post, and bring it out on the left side of the post from back to front, so that the post is in front of the hook. Yarn over and pull up the yarn behind the post. Continue working double crochet as usual. If you don’t understand now, don’t worry! This tutorial includes a video J
  • Skip stitches: to skip a stitch do not work into the stitch of the previous row
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The first thing we are going to do is make a foundation chain with a multiple of 4 chains.

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Row 1: Chain two and then work half double crochet into each stitch.

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Row 2: Repeat row 1.

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Row 3: Chain 2, work 1 half double crochet.  Now *work 1 front post crossed double crochet, skip 1 stitch, y work 3 half double crochets*. Repeat from * to * until there are 2 stitches left. Work 1 front post crossed double crochet, skip 1 stitch, work the last stitch in half double crochet.

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Row 4: Repeat row 1.

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Row 5: Chain 2, work 3 half double crochets. *Work 1 front post crossed double crochet, skip 1 stitch, work 3 half double crochets*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

Now repeat rows 3 to 6 to make your piece as long as you want 🙂

Do you want to see how to do it step-by-step? We made a video for you so you don’t get lost on any rows.

We hope you like this quick and easy stitch as much as we like teaching it to you. As always, we would love for you to share your projects with us on social media using the hashtag #weareknitters. Until next time!