99 Crochet Post Stitches

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99 Crochet Post Stitches
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Title: 99 Crochet Post Stitches

Author: Darla Sims

Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc

ISBN: 9781574861440

This publication is packed with 99 different post stitch patterns to try!

Each pattern has written instructions and a colour photograph showing you how the stitch will look.

At the beginning of each pattern are ‘chain multiple’ instructions for the design. This allows you to make any size project, using any type of yarn.

Special stitches are included within the pattern instructions, just before you will need to use them. Having everything together like this makes it much easier to follow the pattern – especially if you have the eBook version if the book.

I love the texture and design elements post stitches give to crochet work.

99 Crochet Post Stitches back cover
Image Credit: Leisure Arts, Inc.

Some of my favourite patterns from 99 Crochet Post Stitches are:

  • Little Boxes (4)
  • Posted Shells (16)
  • Bare Branches (24)
  • Suspended X (27)
  • Stand-Out Cable (28)
  • Berry Stitch (63)
  • Crossed Stripes (68)

I could go on and on – there are so many I like in this book!

This book is available to purchase from Leisure Arts as an eBook ($9.99) and in Print Format ($14.95).

I chose one of my favourites to design an Afghan Square ( Afghan Block ) for a blanket for a friend. I needed to make an 8″ square and I used this pattern:

Spaced Dips (95)

I have to admit Post Stitches are something I have always struggled with – I think a large part of this is due to being able to recognize which stitch belongs to which post!

Quick tip:

When working on the “Right Side” of your project, the loops (Front and Back Loops) will be on the right-hand side of the post.

When working on the “Wrong Side” of your work, the loops (Front and Back Loops) will be on the left-hand side of the post.

Right Side Post and Loops

Wrong Side Post Anatomy

Free Crochet Pattern

Serenity 8″ x 8″ Afghan Square

Yarn: Red Heart with Love in 3-colours:
Colour A: Iced Aqua
Colour B: Pewter
Colour C: Eggshell
Hook: 5.50 mm (I)
Gauge: 3 sts = 1″, 6 rows = 2″

Finished size when blocked 8″ x 8″

For the colour repeat you will do 2-rows in each colour.

Abbreviations: ch – chain, st – stitch, sts – stitches, sc – single crochet, dc – double crochet, FPdc – front post double crochet

Special Stitches:
Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc): You will be working in front of the previous row: yarn over, insert your hook from the front to the back around the post of the double crochet stitch indicated. Yarn over and pull up one loop (3 loops remain on your hook). Yarn over and draw through 2 of the loops on your hook ( 2 loops remain on your hook). Yarn over and draw through the last 2 loops on your hook. Skip the sc behind the FPdc you just created. 

Front Post Stitch
Joining with a dc: see this tutorial How to Join New Yarn with a Standing Double Crochet

Serenity 8x8 Afghan Square

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R1: Colour A: ch-23

R2: (RIGHT SIDE): Colour A: dc in the 4th ch from the hook and in each st across, ch-1, turn. *The skipped 3 chains at the beginning of the row count as the 1st dc of the row.*  [20]

Note: You may wish to mark this side as the “Right Side”

R3: Colour A: 1 sc in each st across, finish off. [20]

R4: Colour B: (With Right Side Facing) Join new yarn with a standing double crochet stitch in the first sc of the row. 1 dc in the next st. 1 FPdc around the post of the dc directly below the next sc stitch (one row below). *1 dc in each of the next 3 sts (remember you skip the sc behind the FPdc you just crocheted!!), 1 FPdc around the post of the dc  directly below the next sc stitch*. Repeat from * to * until you reach the last 2 sts of the row. 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts. Ch-1, turn. [20]

R5: Colour B: 1 sc in each st across, finish off. [20]

R6: Colour C: (With Right Side Facing) Join new yarn with a standing double crochet stitch in the first sc of the row. 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts. 1 FPdc around the post of the dc directly below the next sc stitch (one row below). *1 dc in each of the next 3 sts (remember you skip the sc behind the FPdc you just crocheted!!), 1 FPdc around the post of the dc  directly below the next sc stitch*. Repeat from * to * until you reach the last 4 sts of the row. 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts. Ch-1, turn. [20]

R7: Colour C: 1 sc in each st across, finish off [20]

R8: Colour A: Repeat R4
R9: Colour A: Repeat R5
R10: Colour B: Repeat R6
R11: Colour B: Repeat R7

R12: Colour C: Repeat R4
R13: Colour C: Repeat R5
R14: Colour A: Repeat R6
R15: Colour A: Repeat R7

R16: Colour B: Repeat R4
R17: Colour B: Repeat R5
R18: Colour C: Repeat R6
R19: Colour C: Repeat R7

R20: Colour A: Repeat R4
R21: Colour A: Repeat R5

Weave in ends.

Finishing:

R1: Colour C: 1 sc in each st around (2 sts in each corner)

R2: Colour C: 1 sc in each st around, finish off and weave in ends.

Serenity Square Free Pattern

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17 Comments

  1. I actually just borrowed this book from the library in order to see whether I’d really like it or not. I also have issues with placement. Looking at your pictures, I realized that I can see them just fine on one side but on the other I get confuzzled.

  2. I saw this book today and liked it, but bought what looked like its companion book on 99 Granny Squares as I am planning a granny square blanket. May be will buy this book on my next tip to the store.

  3. I’m just getting started with crochet. Looks like this book may be a perfect addition to my library! 🙂

  4. I like this pattern it is very eye catching, thank you for sharing!

  5. I think this is beautiful! I’ve been on a dishcloth / washcloth kick lately. I think I’m going to use this pattern for a washcloth.

    Thank you for sharing!

  6. Hi Phoebe, Thank you so much!! I’m happy you enjoy the posts 🙂 and I love 99 Posts Stitches 🙂 It is fantastic! Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  7. Thank you for sharing all the free patterns and ideas. I am so looking forward to see your posts every week. Love 99 Crochet Post Stitches from Leisure Arts. Thank you for recommending it and other books too. Have a great weekend.

  8. Hi Sharon 🙂 Thank you!! For your kind words 🙂 I am happy I can provide inspiration for you and others. Thank you again 🙂 R

  9. Thank you Rhondda, I love all the 99 crochet stitches post, and everything you post and share. You are an Inspiration to us all. I have been crocheting for over 40 yrs, and this last year as been a real Learning experience! Thank you so much for all your sharing and time you so freely give of yourself. You ROCK!!!! 🙂