crochet alpine blanket

The Alpine crochet blanket pattern is an easy-to-crochet blanket but is not a crochet blanket for beginners, so if you are a beginner don’t make this project your first big project until you didn’t practice the stitches first. Crochet single crochet stitches, double crochet stitches, and front post double crochet stitches, and be careful with your tension. The crochet tension is important when you crochet or knit, so at the beginning, you can use a crochet tension ring or a crochet tension holder.

I really love how the single crochet, double crochet, and front post double crochet stitches look together, they create a solid fabric and the result is a strong, durable fabric that is ideal for crocheting blankets. And the textured pattern will hold up very well in the washing process. But also, I think this is a great stitch for textured crochet baby blankets, sweaters, cardigans, dish wash and so many other projects that ask for a great texture and a really good drape.

The Alpine crochet blanket (lapghan) it’s a fast and simple crochet pattern to make, and a perfect way to learn new stitches. This free pattern it’s perfect if you are looking for a textured crochet lapghan that looks beautiful, elegant, and special. If you are looking for a lap blanket crochet pattern free for beginners this pattern is perfect for you. The free pattern for the Alpine crochet lapghan has written instructions, a chart, and a video tutorial for the alpine stitch.

For my crochet Alpine blanket, I’ve used 1200g 100% Antipilling Acrylic (12 x 100 g; 100 g= 265 m/ 3.53= 289 yards)  and a 4 mm hook.

This yarn is a really soft yarn with great, airy volume, suitable for crochet and knitting projects. It is produced from 100% antipilling acrylic of very high quality and comes in a huge selection of colors. Items knitted with anti-pilling yarn are resilient against pilling and fuzz that can occur while using or washing. Since these are more durable than other acrylic fibers, they wear down slower. Additionally, they carry less static electricity. Anti-pilling yarns are machine washable and dryable. Whether you knit or crochet with this yarn, the stitches will stand out nicely and clearly. If you’re allergic to wool, or if you want to opt out of animal fibers for other reasons, you can replace it with this great acrylic yarn for a soft and lovely result. The soft yarn is suitable for lots of creative, colorful projects. It definitely does not scratch and is comfortable to work with and wear on the body. Here you can buy this great yarn:

Abbreviations:

ch= chain;

st= stitch;

sc= single crochet;

dc= double crochet;

fpdc= front post double crochet.

The pattern uses US crochet terminology.

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The gauge for the Alpine stitch: is 10 cm (4″) with a 4 mm hook:  20 stitches x  21 rows.

The final dimensions of my crochet Alpine blanket are 93 cm/36.6 inches in width and 140 cm/ 55 inches long.

First, let’s learn how to crochet the front post double crochet stitch and the herringbone half double crochet stitch:

  • How to crochet the front post double crochet stitch:
  1. Yarn over, and insert the hook from the front around the stem of the double crochet in the row below from right to left;
  2. Pull the yarn to make a loop, now you have 3 loops on the hook;
  3. Yarn over and pull a new loop through the first two loops on the hook, two loops remain on the hook;
  4. Yarn over and pull a new loop through both loops on the hook.
  5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 for another stitch.

 

  • How to crochet the herringbone half double crochet stitch:
  1. For this stitch, you can start with any number of chains.
  2. Crochet a herringbone half double crochet stitch starting with 3rd chain from the hook: yarn over, insert hook in 3rd chain, yarn over and pull the yarn through the chain and first loop on the hook; yarn over and draw the yarn through both loops on hook- this is the first stitch.
  3. For the next stitch: yarn over, insert hook in next chain/ stitch, yarn over and pull the yarn through the chain/ stitch and first loop on the hook; yarn over and draw the yarn through both loops on the hook.
  4. Repeat step 3 to crochet another stitch.

 

The written pattern for the Alpine crochet blanket:

The chart for the alpine stitch (click on the photo for a bigger size):

alpine stitch

The video tutorial for the alpine stitch:

Start with 182 chains:

1. Row 1: double crochet in 3rd chain from the hook, and continue crocheting double crochet in every next chain until the end of the row. You should have 180 double crochet stitches.
2. Row 2: chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), single crochet in the same stitch, continue crocheting single crochet in every next stitch until the end of the row. You should have 180 single crochet stitches.
3. Row 3: chain 2 (don’t count as a stitch), *skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below the skipped single crochet, double crochet in the next stitch*. Repeat *-* to the end of the row. You should have 180 stitches.

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 below. The front post double crochet is worked on the intervening rows, but only on every other stitch.

4. Row 4: chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), single crochet in the same stitch, continue crocheting single crochet in every next stitch until the end of the row. You should have 180 single crochet stitches.
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 the skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch*. Repeat *-* to the last stitch and in the last stitch of the row make a double crochet stitch. You should have 180 stitches.

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 below. The front post double crochet is worked on the intervening rows, but only on every other stitch.

6. Row 6: chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), single crochet in the same stitch, continue crocheting single crochet in every stitch until the end of the row. You should have 180 single crochet stitches.

Repeat the pattern from row 3 until you have the desired length. I crocheted until I had around 139 cm/ 54.7 inches. When you have the length you want don’t crochet the last single crochet row and start to crochet the edge (this row will be made in the first round of the edge but on the right side).

 

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The edge:

Crochet the edge on the right side of the blanket. For the edge, you’ll crochet one round of single crochet and two rounds of herringbone half double crochet. For the edge, you’ll need almost 100g of yarn.

1. Round 1: Don’t cut the yarn and continue to crochet a single crochet stitch edge around the blanket, crochet 2sc in corners (choose as a corner the last stitch of the row). Slip stitch in the first stitch to close the round. Crochet 1 single crochet stitch for every row of the blanket.
2. Round 2: ch 2, crochet herringbone half double crochet in every next stitch of the round. For corners crochet 2 herringbones half double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches of the corners. Slip stitch in the first stitch to close the round.
3. Round 3: repeat round 2;
Tie off and weave in the ends.

The video tutorial for the herringbone half double crochet:

Here are my other free patterns for crocheted lapghans/blankets/ baby blankets:
  1. Wild Tulips round crochet baby blanket;
  2. Summer crochet baby blanket;
  3. Textured baby blanket;
  4. Crochet baby blanket;
  5. Chevron baby blanket;
  6. Preemie baby blanket;
  7.  Diamond crochet baby blanket;

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