How to Crochet the Diagonal Post Stitch—Free Crochet Pattern

Do you crochet often with post stitches? They are so versatile and fun! Today I’m excited to show you how to crochet the diagonal post stitch. This is a free crochet stitch pattern I know you’ll love to learn!

This is a great textured stitch. In fact, I think you could see a lot of different designs within the pattern of the stitches! I couldn’t think of a name when I was first making it, so I put it up on my Instagram stories for suggestions.

Some people saw honeycombs, lattice, Eiffel towers…crazy right? I finally settled for a simple suggestion, the diagonal post stitch. 🙂

This stitch is not the first one I’ve shared…in fact, I’ve made so many that its hard to keep track!

In fact, I’ve shared over 40 stitch tutorials here on the blog, and they vary from crocheted lace, to shells, to post stitches, and more!

You can view the master list of stitches that have been released so far by clicking HERE! There are definitely some more cool ones you will want to check out.

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how to crochet the diagonal post stitch—free crochet pattern

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How to Crochet the Diagonal Post Stitch

All right, let’s get started on this stitch!

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Notes

  • Stitch Pattern is a multiple of 3+2
  • Ch 3 at beginning of rows counts as dc

Materials

You can potentially use any yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here is what I used:

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
  • H/8 Crochet Hook

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how to crochet the diagonal post stitch—free crochet pattern

Instructions:

Fsc a multiple of 3+2 (to start with a chain stitch, you’ll need a multiple of 3, and then one row of single crochet).

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout) dc in next fsc. Dc in each fsc across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc. *Fpdc over next dc, dc in next 2 dc. Rep from * across row. Turn. NOTE: for front post double crochet (fpdc) tutorial, view row 4 pictures.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc. *Bpdc over next fpdc, dc in next 2 dc. Rep from * across row. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc. *Fpdc over next dc, dc in next 2 dc. Rep from * until 2 sts left. Fpdc over next dc, dc in last dc. Turn.

how to crochet the diagonal post stitch—free crochet pattern
Front Post Stitch tutorial: insert hook around POST of stitch
how to crochet the diagonal post stitch—free crochet pattern
Draw up a loop like normal
how to crochet the diagonal post stitch—free crochet pattern
First part of row 4 completed: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc. Fpdc around next dc, dc in next 2 dc. Fpdc around next dc. Keep repeating like this as the row states.
how to crochet the diagonal post stitch—free crochet pattern
Row 4 finished

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Row 5: Ch 3, *bpdc over next fpdc. Dc in next 2 dc. Rep from * until 1 st left. Dc in last dc. Turn.

Bpdc tutorial: insert hook around BACK of post of stitch
how to crochet the diagonal post stitch—free crochet pattern
Pull up loop like regular dc
how to crochet the diagonal post stitch—free crochet pattern
Finished bpdc is the last stitch done in the photo. It should create a space on the wrong side of work. The right side of work should basically appear the same as with a fpdc. (wrong side is shown in photo above).

Rep rows 2-5 for stitch pattern!

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I hope you have enjoyed learning how to crochet the diagonal post stitch.

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—Rachel 🙂