The crochet Alpine stitch is a beautifully balanced and textured stitch. It has a simple structure, with two out of every four rows worked in single crochet stitches only. This stitch would suit many yarns types and colors as well as a range of projects, from garments to accessories, even it can be used as an edge on other projects.
It’s definitely not a stitch for total beginners. But if you’ve got some patience, understand basic stitches and know how to crochet the single crochet and double crochet stitches you should definitely give it a try and learn how to crochet the front post double crochet. Knowing how to crochet these three stitches it will be very easy to crochet the Alpine stitch. This simple crochet pattern will show you everything you need to learn how to crochet this stitch. It has a chart, a video tutorial and a step by step explanation for the front post double crochet stitch.
So if you’re looking to learn how to crochet a new stitch this one definitely should be on your list.
I just love the texture of this stitch, it’s so rich and elegant and I think that works very well for cardigans, sweaters, baby blankets, fall jackets, cushion covers, or just for a border on your next project. I’ve used the Alpine stitch as an edge for my crochet kitchen/dish towel and looks amazing.
The crochet Alpine stitch looks good with any yarn you decide to use but the most I like how it looks with a lace/sock yarn, but it looks great with a thicker one too.
Finally yesterday I’ve succeeded to make the video tutorial and the chart so it will be easier to learn how to crochet it. If is the first time when you try this stitch it would be better to watch the video tutorial too before you start to crochet the Alpine stitch. And if you are able to learn the symbols, so you can read charts too, it will change your life! Knowing to read charts it’s a game changer for crocheting and knitting too. Is so much easier to crochet following a chart than to read the written pattern. So if you can make an effort to learn the symbols, just do it, you wont regret it.
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sc= single crochet;
dc= double crochet;
fpdc= front post double crochet.
The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
The pattern for the Crochet Alpine stitch:
Start with an even number of chains.
The video tutorial for the crochet Alpine stitch:
The written instructions for the Alpine stitch:
1. Row 1: chain 2 (don’t count as a stitch), double crochet in 3rd chain from the hook, continue crocheting double crochet in every chain until the end of the row.
2. Row 2: chain 1, single crochet in the same stitch, continue crocheting single crochet in every stitch until the end of the row.
3. Row 3: chain 2, *skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch*. Repeat *-* until the end of the row.
4. Row 4: chain 1, single crochet in the same stitch, continue crocheting single crochet in every stitch until the end of the row.
5. Row 5: chain 2 ( don’t count as a stitch), double crochet in the same stitch, *skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch*. Repeat *-* to last stitch and in the last stitch of the row crochet .
6. Row 6: chain 1, single crochet in the same stitch, continue crocheting single crochet in every stitch until the end of the row.
Repeat the pattern from row 3.
Make sure to crochet every double crochet stitch in the next single crochet stitch of the previous row and every front double crochet in the double crochet bellow. The front post double crochet is worked on the intervening rows, but only on every other stitch.
How to crochet the front post double crochet stitch: yarn over, insert the hook from the front around the stem of the double crochet in the row bellow from right to left and complete the stitch in the usual way.
At the beginning this pattern may seem a little bit difficult, but actually is very easy, just be patient and you’ll see how beautiful it is and I’m sure you will enjoy it.
The projects I’ve crocheted using the crochet Alpine stitch:
Here are other textured and beautiful stitches that I think you should try:
4. Moss stitch.
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