Learn the Alpine Stitch crochet stitch pattern with this complete photo and video tutorial by Nana’s Crafty Home.
The Alpine Stitch crochet stitch pattern is so beautifully textured using front post stitches worked around stitches from a previous row creating a very unique and textured look.
This crochet stitch would be beautiful in so many different projects – blankets, garments, hats, accessories, scarves, and so much more! I used this lovely stitch for the Alpine Twist Head Band Ear Warmer free crochet pattern. Such a simple and quick pattern! I have a baby blanket pattern idea I am working on currently using this stitch and I am really excited about it!
This stitch may seem intimidating but you are really using a combination of simple stitches to create this stunning stitch.
Alpine Stitch Crochet details
Traditionally, you would work a front post double crochet around the double crochet stitch from the just worked previous row. For the Alpine Stitch crochet stitch pattern, you are skipping over the previous sc row and working your FPdc around the double crochet stitch from the row below that. This “crunches” your stitch slightly adding to the texture of this stitch.
I have provided instructions for both a 7″ x 7″ and 8″ x 8″ square as they will be used in an upcoming crochet a long. However, I have also provided instructions on how to resize to any size you wish.
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Alpine Crochet Stitch Written Instructions & Photo Tutorial
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Furl’s Streamline Resin Hook Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Stitch Marker (optional)
Approximate finished size:
7” x 7” square (small)
8” x 8” square (large)
Gauge: 14 pattern rows x 14.5 sts = 4”
ch(s) = chain(s)
yo = yarn over
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
FPdc = front post double crochet (see special stitch section below)
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
FPdc (front post double crochet stitch): yo and insert your hook from front to back to front around the dc st in row below previous row, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops. (Always skip sc st on previous row when making FPdc)
- To adjust size, chain any odd number of chains for foundation ch.
- Stitch counts are listed according to size small (large).
Time needed: 10 minutes.
Alpine Crochet Stitch Photo Tutorial + written instructions
- Chain 27 (31)
- Row 1
(RS) dc in third ch from hook (skipped chs do not count as st) and in each ch across. Turn. Note (optional): place a st marker around 2nd dc st made – this will be the st you work your FPdc around in row 3. 25 (29)
- Row 2
(WS) ch 1, sc in same st (base of ch 1), and in each st across. Turn.
- Row 3
ch 2, dc in same st,
- Row 3 continued
*FPdc around the dc below the next st (marked dc st from row 1),
- Row 3 continued
dc in the next st,* repeat from * to * to end. Turn.
- Row 4
repeat row 2.
- Row 5
ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next st, *FPdc around the dc below the next st, dc in the next st,* repeat from * to * to last st, dc in last stitch. Turn.
- Row 6
repeat row 2.
- Rows 7 – 24 (28)
continue repeating rows 3 – 6.
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