So you’re ready to venture out of your comfort zone of chain (ch), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc) and double crochet (dc) stitches. And you’re ready to try new designs that have more texture to them, or maybe you’re ready to try your hook at cables.
You’ve already learned the front post double crochet (fpdc) (click here for tutorial), and you’re ready for taller post stitches. The front post treble crochet (fptr) (sometimes referred to as the front post triple crochet), is another one to add to your “crochet toolbox”.
The fptr is the second most commonly used post stitch out there and (in my opinion) it’s one of the best for crochet cable work. Since you have already mastered the fpdc, the front post treble crochet will be a piece of cake! 😀
Let’s begin with a few stitch abbreviations and the written instructions to work a fptr!
- ch(s): chain(s)
- dc: double crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- fpdc: front post double crochet
- fptr: front post treble crochet
- yo: yarn over
- st(s): stitch(es)
Front Post Treble Crochet (fptr): Yo 2 times, insert your hook from front to back to front around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, pull thru 2 loops on your hook) 3 times.
Photo Above: With your hook, ch 14, working into the back humps of the foundation chain, dc into the 3rd ch from your hook, dc in each ch across. (12 dc)
Photo Above: Ch 2, turn, dc into the same st as the ch 2… Now, see the yarn needle? It’s pointing to the “post” of the next stitch. Instead of being worked into the top loops of a stitch like the treble crochet, the front post treble crochet is worked around the vertical “post” of the stitch.
Photo Above: Yo twice, insert your hook from front to back to front around the post of the next st, yo…
Photo Above: Pull up a loop, yo…
Photo Above: Pull thru the first 2 loops on your hook, yo…
Photo Above: Pull thru the next 2 loops on your hook, yo…
Photo Above: Pull thru the remaining 2 loops on your hook. 1 fptr complete!
Photo Above: Now practice by working a fptr around the post of the next 9 sts, then end with a dc in the last st. *Remember, if you need to see it in action, simply scroll back up and click to watch the quick video tutorial.
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