How to: Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC)

Today we’re going to learn how to make a front post double crochet, or FPDC.  It seemed sooooo intimidating to me back in my early crochet days, but honestly it’s so simple I don’t know why I stressed so much about it.  Do you know how to double crochet?  Then you know how to FPDC. FPDC (in conjunction with BPDC) makes great ribs and texture in your crochet projects.  I often like to throw it in at the end of a hat for a nice ribbed brim.  The photos below show a FPDC in the round, but it’s all the same.

For demonstration purposes I’m using a contrasting color so you can see what’s going on.

Front Post Double Crochet Tutorial | Classy Crochet

Ch2 at beginning of row, YO

Front Post Double Crochet Tutorial | Classy Crochet

Insert hook through post of corresponding stitch below.

Front Post Double Crochet Tutorial | Classy Crochet

YO

Front Post Double Crochet Tutorial | Classy Crochet

Draw hook through (3 loops)

Front Post Double Crochet Tutorial | Classy Crochet

YO

Front Post Double Crochet Tutorial | Classy Crochet

Draw hook through 2 loops

Front Post Double Crochet Tutorial | Classy Crochet

YO, draw hook through remaining 2 loops

Front Post Double Crochet Tutorial | Classy Crochet

Completed FPDC

See, wasn’t that easy?  Basically you’re just making a dc, but instead of into the top two stitches of the row below, you’re sticking your hook AROUND the actual stitch.  It’s awesome.  Grab your hook and go!