Front Post Cluster (FPcl) Crochet Stitch
I love textured stitches. Front post stitches are by far my favorite, but clusters are up in the top 5. When I was designing my Little Pumpkin Beanie, I wanted to use post stitches, but they didn’t seem thick enough for what I wanted the hat to look like. So, I decided to put the two together. This stitch may be out there, but I’ve never seen it before, so I decided to do a tutorial to help you out.
Step 1: yarn over (yo), insert hook, from front to back, behind next stitch (the same way you do for a post stitch)
Step 2: yo, pull up a loop (you will now have 3 loops on hook
Step 3: yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops will be remaining)
Step 4: yo, insert hook behind same post
Step 5: yo, pull up a loop (you will now have 4 loops on hook)
Step 6: yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (3 will be remaining)
Step 7: yo, pull through 3 remaining loops
You have now made a Front Post cluster (FPcl). You can also repeat steps 4 – 6 for a 3 part cluster. Let me know if you have any questions.