Using the Back Post of a Chain [BP] will create a tighter stitch, and a cleaner looking crocheted row. I personally use this technique in all of my work, just for the clean aesthetic look to it. I highly recommend this technique to be a part of your amigurumi repertoire just for limiting gaps and loose stitches for your future work.
How to Find the Back Post of a Chain:
- make your chain
- flip it over
- you will single crochet, slip stitch or whatever in this back post.
- you know you did it correctly when it looks like a single crochet from underneath.
[make your chains]
[flip it over]
[spot the back post]
[continue your work as usual]
The following shows the difference between slip stitching with the back post technique versus with the traditional-through-the-loop way.
[slip stitching in the back posts]
[slip stitching the regular way through the loop]
The following video from my Youtube channel- Cult Amigurumi- showcases the essential techniques- including using the back post- in making a chained magic circle.
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