Learn how to crochet the Alpine Stitch with this complete photo and video tutorial by Nana’s Crafty Home.
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.
For the complete video tutorial, scroll down to the bottom of this post. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video
To get free crochet patterns and get notified of future giveaways, sign up for my newsletter. I never share or sell your information to third parties — it stays private!
If you make any of my designs and share on Social media be sure to add #nanascraftyhome so I can see your amazing creations!
You may also like the following free stitch tutorials at Nana’s Crafty Home:
- Crossed Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
- Spike Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial
- Extreme Drop Leaf Stitch Tutorial
Alpine Crochet Stitch Written Instructions & Photo Tutorial
*This post contains affiliate links. You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. I will receive a small commission if you purchase but it won’t cost you any extra!
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
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)
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.
Row 2: ch 1, sc in same st (base of ch 1), and in each st across. Turn.
Row 3: ch 2, dc in same st,
*FPdc around the dc below the next st (marked dc st from row 1), dc in the next st,* repeat between * * 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 between * * to last st, dc in last st. Turn.
Row 6: repeat row 2.
continue repeating rows 3 – 6 to desired size.