How to crochet the Alpine Stitch

Learn how to crochet the Alpine Stitch with this complete photo and video tutorial by Nana’s Crafty Home.

Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial

The Alpine Stitch is so beautifully textured using front post double crochets worked around stitches from a previous row creating a very unique and textured look.

This stitch would be beautiful in so many different projects – blankets, hats, scarves, and so much more! I have a new pattern coming up the Alpine Twist Head Band Ear Warmer using this stitch in the next few days – so check back for that.

Traditionally, you would work a front post double crochet around the double crochet stitch from the just worked previous row. For the Alpine Stitch, you are skipping over the previous row of single crochet stitches and working your FPdc around the double crochet stitch row before that. This “crunches” your stitch slightly adding to the texture as well.

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Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial

Alpine Crochet Stitch Written Instructions & Photo Tutorial

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Supplies shown:

Lion Brand Jeans in Khaki

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook

Stitch marker

Abbreviations:

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)

Special stitches:

FPdc = front post double crochet:  yo, insert hook around post of dc st from row indicated, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook.

To resize: pattern is worked with any odd number of stitches

Sample chain shown is 33 chains

Row 1: dc in 3rd 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.

Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial
Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial

Row 2:  ch 1, sc in same st (base of ch 1), and in each st across.  Turn.

Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial

Row 3:  ch 2, dc in same st,

Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial

*FPdc around the dc below the next st (marked dc st from row 1), dc in the next st,* repeat between * * to end.  Turn.

Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial
Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial

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 between * * to last st, dc in last st.  Turn.

Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial
Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial

Row 6:  repeat row 2.

continue repeating rows 3 – 6 to desired size.

Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial
Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial

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