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I have one word for this stitch….Texture! This 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!

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Stitch Key –

  • ch = chain
  • 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.

Step – by – Step

For this test piece I started with a chain of 25. You can start with a chain of any odd 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.

Front side of the alpine stitch
Back side of the alpine stitch

And that is all there is to the Alpine Stitch! I hope that you will make many projects with this stitch!

I hope that you have found this tutorial helpful! I love to see what everyone makes using inspiration from my blog! Be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see!

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