Back Post Double Crochet
Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC) is an acronym for Back Post Double Crochet. It gets its name because it works as a post around a DC stitch. Back Post DC refers to the fact that this stitch pushes the post to the back of the crochet cloth. Here is everything you need to know about back post double crochet along with some crocheting tips and tricks.
BPDC crochet stitch is a sister stitch to FPDC and is a variant on the fundamental DC stitch. BPDC is a terrific stitch to add to your crochet toolbox if you add texture to your projects. Ribbing, braiding, and edges for mittens, socks, and other items are made with the Back Post Double Crochet stitch.
What distinguishes the BPDC stitch?
Back post double crochet is a double crochet stitch variation. While you insert the hook under the top loops of the stitch or under the front or back loops of that V in the classic double crochet stitch, you need to insert the hook between the stitches in the back post double crochet stitch.
The hook is put between the posts on the right side of a post in the row below, weaving its way from the back of the cloth to the front of that one post, then back between the stitches on the other side of the double crochet post stitches.
The BPDC stitch adds texture to the back of the cloth by creating a bump. This stitch typically fits in conjunction with its sister stitch, the front post double crochet stitch (FPDC), which places the bump on the front of your creation.
A knit-like texture forms by alternating these two stitches on the wrong and right sides of the crochet product.
What you should know about the BPDC stitch
- The BPDC crochet stitch also has scope where ribbing is necessary, such as the ends of sleeves, the tops of mittens or socks, the ribbing of beanies, and even the border on a blanket to its knit-like feel.
- Another feature of the BPDC stitch is that it ends up being lower in height due to the way it’s made despite being similar to a DC pattern.
- Because it places itself around the post of the row below rather than the top of the stitch (as in standard DC), it results in a two-stitch overlap.
- The 2 rows of BPDC will be as tall as 1.5 rows of DC due of the overlapping stitches.
- When turning and beginning a new row of Back Post Double Crochet, you will only need to chain 2 because the rows are shorter.
How to make Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC)
- Crochet a row of ordinary DC before starting a row of BPDC.
- With a chain of 2, turn and begin the next row of BPDC. Crochet a standard DC into the same stitch to provide an even border for the craft.
- To make the BPDC stitch, yarn over and enter the hook between the posts of the row below, moving your hook around the post and back to the back.
- Yarn over and draw the loop around the post. It aids in the slackness of the yarn. Your hook now has three loops.
- From here, crochet the stitch as if it were a standard DC.
- Pull the yarn over and through the first two loops. There are only two loops left on the hook.
- Yarn over and pull the two loops together.
As you can see, it combines the conventional double crochet stitch technique with the BPDC stitch’s unique wrap-around the post approach.
What does BPDC stand for in crochet?
The Back Post Double Crochet is a method for making texture on the right side of your fabric. It involves working into the row below and pulling the fabric up and out on the right side, forming a bump in the fabric.
How do you do a BPDC stitch?
What does FB mean in crochet?
Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice. Take a look at the symbol for the front post double crochet.
How do you do a back post single crochet?
What is a post in crochet?
Typically, crocheters work stitches through the top of the stitch. (AKA that little V on the top edge of the fabric where you insert your hook.) The bottom part of the stitch — that actually makes up the fabric — is called a post.