Back post single crochet (bpsc)

how to back post single crochet

In this tutorial I am showing you how to do back post single crochet (bpsc). I use this stitch mostly when making shoes for my amigurumis. After working the sole for the shoe you want to have a clear line and change of direction to give it a realistic shape. Here`s where you have two options. Either to work single crochet stitches in the back loops only or to use back post singe crochet which gives a more clear-cut result.

how to back post single crochet

In my example I have crocheted a few rounds in spiral. Here`s how I work the first bpsc:

1. Starting from the back of the work, insert your hook on the right side of the post, from back to front. (The right side of the post is the space between the post of the current stitch and the post of the previous stitch)

how to back post single crochet

2. Continue across the post, and insert your hook from front to back, to the left of the post. (The left side of the post is the space between the post of the current stitch, and the post of the next stitch)

3. Yarn over. Reverse steps 1 and 2, drawing the yarn forward, around the post, and through to the back of the work.

4. Yarn over. Draw the yarn through the two loops on the hook. You have now made one bpsc.

back post single crochet stitch

Consecutively worked back post single crochet stitches look like this:

back post single crochet tutorial

If worked with a contrasting color it leaves a nice, almost like hand stitched line on the sole.

doll shoes sole


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8 thoughts on “Back post single crochet (bpsc)

  1. Michele says:

    I’m going bonkers. My pattern calls for bpsc, cool. But it says
    “SC around (28)”
    “bpsc around (24)”
    And I can’t for life of me figure out where those 4 st have gone because I end up with 28. Is this a typo? Or am I missing something?
    Text me! Because I don’t know if I’ll see the answer any time soon and I’m on a time crunch. 361-800-5600

  2. Migdalis Sanchez says:

    Thanks for the tip. I’m new in the crochet world, so this is a huge knowledge for me.

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