Do you want to learn how to crochet a Alpine Stitch? Here you will learn how to do it step by step.
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Alpine Stitch can be worked with any multiple stitch, it is a repeating pattern of 4 rows, alternating between rows of high stitches and rows of low stitches. Creating the rows of double crochet stitches on the front alternating with rows of single crochet stitches creates a beautiful diamond-shaped textured pattern on one side and a defined flat pattern on the other side. When you do it with odd multiples, you get a pattern that conveys balance.
Perfect for afghan, blankets, dishcloths. One of my favorites, things about Alpine stitch is how versatile it is. This stitch is quite robust and when worked with a tighter tension it creates opaque fabric so it’s great for pillows or bags.
From a distance, the Alpine point might look difficult. But this is a relatively simple stitch pattern, although its beautiful appearance sounds like an advanced stitch, alpin stitch is suitable for a beginner. But this beginner needs to know about basic crochet stitches and front stitches.
Stitches & Abbreviations (US Terms)
- ch = chain
- cont = continued
- dc = double crochet (UK treble)
- fptr = front post treble (UK raised double treble front)
- sc = single crochet (UK double)
- st = stitch
- RS = right side
- WS = wrong side
You can crochet the alpine stitch with an odd number of stitches! However, the instructions below will work for even numbers. Once you learn how to crochet the alpine stitch, you’ll be able to adapt the pattern for any stitch count.
Ch a multiple of 2 + 2 for turning. Make 30 CH+2 = 32 Chains
R1. Double crochet across starting from the third chain from your hook.
R2. Chain 1 (not count as a st), turn. Single crochet across.
R3. Chain 2 (counts as your first hdc) and turn. Front Post Double Crochet 1 in corresponding stitch 2 rows below, double crochet 1. Repeat from Front post double crochet until you have 1 stitch left. Half Double Crochet in last stitch.
R4. Chain 1 (not count as a stitch), turn. Single crochet across
R5. Ch 2 (counts as your first Half Double Crochet) and turn. Double crochet 1, FPdc 1 in corresponding stitch 2 rows below. Repeat from Double crochet until you have 1 stitch left. Half Double Crochet in last stitch.
To grow your project, keep repeating the same pattern as for rows 2-5.
When working this stitch, you are likely to see a little curl in the corners but this flattens out as you work and can be irradiated with a bit of blocking if required! This happens because the alpine stitch is quite thick. So we recommend steam blocking anything you make with it. That’ll fix those curled edges!
See other way to do this stitch in this FREE written pattern. You can follow the step by step with clear instructions and photos.
It is important for you to know there is a wide variety of Alpin Stitch and the difference is in the final stitch. While some tutorials use double crochet on the front pole, others use triple crochet on the front pole! In particular, we think the appearance of fpdc is more elegant. Because fptr is a HIGHER point, it ends up leaving bigger holes in the fabric.
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