Alpine Stitch Crochet Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial

Apr 26, 2022 | Tutorials

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

Alpine Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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.

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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. 

I have a complete video tutorial provided here or you can also find it on YouTube if you have problems viewing it here. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video

This Alpine Stitch Square is part of the Sampler Poncho

The Alpine Stitch Square is used in the Sampler Poncho pattern and is part of the complete bundle of squares used in the poncho!

You can grab all 24 square patterns now, plus the poncho assembly instructions in the Sampler Poncho bundle. The pattern bundle includes all 24 crochet stitch pattern squares with size inclusive poncho assembly instructions!

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Alpine Stitch Crochet Pattern tutorial

Alpine Crochet Stitch Written Instructions & Photo Tutorial

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KnitPicks Shine, Weight 4 Worsted (60% pima cotton / 405 modal) 1.9 oz /  75 yds Clarity colorway

Furl’s Streamline Resin Hook Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Stitch Marker (optional)
Tapestry needle

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

Special stitches:

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)

Pattern Notes:

  • To adjust size, chain any odd number of chains for foundation ch.
  • Stitch counts are listed according to size small (large)

Recommended Tutorials:

Alpine Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial

Time needed: 10 minutes

Alpine Crochet Stitch Photo Tutorial + written instructions

  1. Chain 27 (31)

    Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial

  2. 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)
    Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial

  3. Row 2

    (WS) ch 1, sc in same st (base of ch 1), and in each st across. Turn.Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial

  4. Row 3

    ch 2, dc in same st,Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial

  5. Row 3 continued

    *FPdc around the dc below the next st (marked dc st from row 1),
    Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial

  6. Row 3 continued

    dc in the next st,* repeat from * to * to end. Turn.Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial

  7. Row 4

    repeat row 2.

  8. 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.Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch Tutorial

  9. Row 6

    repeat row 2.

  10. Rows 7 – 24 (28)

    continue repeating rows 3 – 6.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!