How to crochet an Alpine stitch washcloth/dishcloth

A beautiful and textured wash/dishcloth, perfect for every day use. At the beginning this stitch 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 this project.

For my washcloth/dishcloth I’ve used 50 g cotton  and a 4 mm hook.

For this project I recommend these yarn:

This is a premium 100% cotton anti-bacterial and machine washable, which makes it perfect for this project. Here you find this yarn:

Royal Blue:


Dark Green:


Here you can find your favorite color: so you can crochet this washcloth in any color you like.

If you prefer an acrylic yarn I recommend this antibacterial acrylic, here you can find your favorite color:


ch= chain;

sc= single crochet;

dc= double crochet;

fpdc= front post double crochet.

Pattern Instructions:

Make an even number of chains.

The chart for the stitch:

This is the video tutorial, just hit “play” to see how this stitch it’s done:

The written instructions:

Row 1: 2 ch, 1 dc in 3rd chain of the hook, continue with dc until the end of the row.

Row 2: 1 ch, sc in each stitch.

Row 3: 2 ch, 1 fpdc in first dc of the row 1; 1 dc, *1 fpdc, 1 dc*; repeat *-*;

Row 4: 1 ch, sc in each stitch of previous row.

Row 5: 2 ch; *1 dc, 1 fpdc*; repeat *-*;

Make sure that where you have a double crochet on the previous row to make a front post double crochet and where you have a front post double crochet you will make a double crochet.

Repeat the pattern from row 2 until you reach the desire dimension.

After you finish the alpine stitch crochet a sc around the cloth.

For my wash/dishcloth I’ve started with 54 ch and I’ve crocheted the Alpine stitch for 44 rows. Don’t forget to make the round of sc at the end.

My wash/dishcloth has 23 cm (9 inch) length and 20 cm (8 inch) width.

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