I have one word for this stitch….Texture! This beautiful stitch is all about texture! I have seen the alpine stitch many times myself and have never attempted to try it until recently and I’m so glad that I did. It’s really easy to get the hang of but looks like it’s a harder stitch to make.
This is a stitch that may be easier for some people to watch someone do it than to try and explain how to do it. So, no worries, I have created a video tutorial and also a picture tutorial to go along with the written one.
This is an example of the Alpine stitch being worked up in a multi color yarn! Isn’t it so pretty?! This is Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Birchwood Cottage. I can’t get over the definition and texture of this stitch!
Overview of the Crochet Alpine Stitch
Not only does the alpine stitch have a beautiful texture, it’s really a lot easier of a stitch to crochet than it may look like!
The alpine stitch starts with a single crochet row and then moves on to rows alternating between two different types of double crochet stitches, front post double crochet and regular double crochets.
It consists of a four-row repeat for the majority of the alpine stitch pattern.
If you are wondering if this stitch takes a lot of yarn, I would say that this stitch is a yarn eater. Whatever type of project that you plan to make whether a crochet blanket or a scarf, make sure that you have extra yarn on hand just to make sure that you will have enough to finish your project.
What Can You Make With the Alpine Crochet Stitch?
There are lots of different things that you can make with this stitch! You may be wanting something different than just an alpine stitch blanket and there are so many other things that you can make with the alpine stitch besides for just blankets.
Here are some other ideas
I’ve even seen some people make Christmas stockings with this stitch!
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Stitch Key –
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- st = stitch (es)
- sk = skip
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- fpdc = front post double crochet
- sp = space
- yo = yarn over
- t = turn
Special Stitch –
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.
Alpine Stitch Tutorial Step-by-Step Tutorial
All crochet terms are in US terms.
For this tutorial, I will be using a H / 5.00 mm hook and a worsted weight yarn.
step-by-step photo tutorial
For this test piece I started with a chain of 25. You can start with a chain of any odd number of stitches. OR if you want to start with a row of foundation single crochet, you will need to do an even number of stitches.
Pic #1 – Start by chaining 25
Pic #2 – Row 1: in the 2nd ch st from your hook work a sc and sc in each ch st across
Pic #3 – Row 2: ch 2 (counts as a dc st here and throughout), t, dc in each st across
Pic #4 – Row 3: ch 1, t, sc in each st across
Pics (below) – Row 4: ch 2 (counts as a stitch), t, dc in 1st st, * sk next st and fpdc around the dc directly below that stitch, dc in the next st*
When you make your fpdc around the stitch, be sure to pull then yarn up to the same height as the dc in that row. (pic #3)
Continue repeating * to * across. being sure to place a dc in the top of the very last st (ch 2) at the end.
Row 5: ch 1, t, sc in each st across
Row 6: ch 2, t, sk 1st st * fpdc around the dc directly below the skipped st, dc in the next st, sk next st* repeat * to * around, placing a dc in the very last stitch
Row 7: ch 1, t, sc in each st across
repeat rows 4 – 7 to continue the alpine stitch.
And that is all there is to the Alpine Stitch! I hope that you will make many projects with this stitch!
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