Front Post Crochet (FP)

Standard name:  Front Post Crochet

Standard abbreviation:  FP

UK Examples:
FPdc - front post double crochet
FPtr - front post treble crochet
FPdtr - front post double treble crochet

USA Examples:

FPsc - front post single crochet
FPdc - front post double crochet
FPtr - front post treble crochet

Notes:
The stitch is made around the post of the stitch below so that the stitch being made sits at the front of the work.


Often combined with Back Post Crochet to create thick ridged fabric or ribbing patterns.

Tutorial (FPtr):


 1.  To make the stitch appear at the front of the work, the hook is inserted between the stitches and lifts the the post of the stitch, rather than working into the stitch in the usual way.
 2.  First wrap the yarn around the hook.
 3.  Insert the hook between the stitches, to the right of the stitch to be worked and out again on the left.
 4.  Wrap the yarn around the hook and pull back through.  The yarn will now be going under the stitch.
 5.  Complete the treble (USA - double) in the usual way, by wrapping the yarn around the hook and pulling through the first 2 loops, then wrapping the yarn around the hook again and pulling through the remaining 2 loops.








Example:

Used together with regular treble (USA - double) crochets or Back Post crochets, a ridged fabric can be made.