How to crochet a front or back post stitch
Well, the poll I began last week is nearly over, and 5 out of 6 who voted said, "Yes! I would love a post-stitch tutorial!" So, here it is...
Just in case the video isn't very clear (since I have a very non-fabulous camera, yes, I used my still-camera's video setting for this, and it was not allowing for a clear picture really close-up) I have included a couple of still pictures.
Using crochet post stitches in cables
Typically, when working cables or ribbing, the non-post stitches are shorter than the post-stitches. In this example, my post-stitches are double crochet, but you can work any stitch as a post-stitch. I've never seen single crochet post-stitches in a pattern, and I think you would get some very unusual fabric working that way. Often, when working intricate cables, the non-post stitches are half-double crochet, and the post-stitches are double and treble crochet, depending on how slanted they are. The reason for the different sizes is that the bottom of the post-stitch is lower than the bottom of all the non-post stitches in the row. In order to make the tops of all the stitches in the row more-or-less even, the post-stitches need to be longer to make up the distance.
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If you've never tried post-stitches before, now you are ready to give it a shot! Go for it! I hope that this answered your questions about post-stitches. If not, leave me a comment with your question and I'll do my best to answer it for you.