Crochet post stitches create a beautiful texture and are easy to make. I wanted a simple yet textured pattern and thought to go for the combination of crochet post stitches and crossed stitches.
As part of the serenity Blanket Crochet Along, this section is featured. There are 12 sections and the border.
Skill Level – Intermediate
Supplies needed for this section of the Serenity Blanket Pattern
Crochet hook: 5.0 mm / G
Yarn: Worsted (#4) weight yarn – 24/7 cotton yarn, #4, (100% Mercerized Cotton, 170m/186 yards, per 3.5 oz/100g skein)
Estimated yardage = 200 yards
Gauge – Not crucial for this part. Make sure to use a similar weight of yarn and hook size used for the other sizes.
Crochet Stitches for the Serenity Blanket Pattern
Chain – ch
Double Crochet – dc
Half Double Crochet -hdc
Front Post Double Crochet – FPdc
Back Post Double Crochet – BPdc
Crossed double crochet (Xdc) steps:
Step 1: Skip the next stitch
Step 2: Dc in the next stitch
Step 3: Crocheting over the dc just made into the skipped st, yarn over
Step 4: Insert hook into skipped stitch and yarn over (3 loops on the hook), yarn over
Step 5: Pull through 2 loops, yarn over
Step 6: Pull through the remaining 2 loops
This completes the first xdc.
Repeat from step 1 to step 6 until the end of the row.
Front Post Double Crochet – FPdc steps:
Step 1: Yarn over (wrap the yarn around your hook)
Step 2: Insert your hook into the front of your work, behind the indicated stitch, and then through your work such that your hook is now at the front of your work again.
Step 3: Yarn over (wrap the yarn around your hook)
Step 4: Pull up a loop, Yarn over (wrap the yarn around your hook), and Pull through 2 loops on your hook.
Step 5: Yarn over (wrap the yarn around your hook)
Step 6: Pull through the final 2 loops on your hook.
This completes the first Front Post Double Crochet. Repeat step 1 one more time.
Back Post Double Crochet – BPdc
Step 1: Yarn over, insert your hook to the back of your work, and place it behind the post
(stitch) you wish to work around
Step 2: Bring your hook through to the front of your work
Step 3: Push your hook back through to the back of your work
Step 4: Yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook
Step 5: Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. You will have 2 loops left on your hook
Step 6: Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops.
You have just completed the first BPdc stitch, rep from step 1 one more time.
Section Four Pattern Notes
- Stitch multiple: this pattern is a stitch multiple of 2 plus 2.
- Repeat Rows 2 – 3 until you have the desired height.
- The beginning chains do not count as a stitch.
Instructions for this section of the Serenity Blanket
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn. 192 hdc
Row 2: (WR): Ch 2, dc in first st, xdc across until the last st, dc in the last st, turn. 2 dc, 95 xdc
Row 3 (RS): Ch 2, dc in first st, *FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, rep from * to the last 3 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, dc in the last st, turn. 2 dc, 96 FPdc, 94 BPdc
Rows 4 – 11: Rep Rows 2 – 3
Row 12: (WS): Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn. 192 hdc
There you have it, the fourth section of the Serenity Blanket Pattern