THE ALPINE CROCHET STITCH
The Alpine Stitch, a charming crochet technique, captures the essence of cozy winter landscapes and brings a touch of alpine allure to handmade creations. Characterized by its textured, raised ridges resembling mountain peaks, this stitch adds depth and visual interest to a variety of projects.
Popular for scarves, blankets, and other cold-weather accessories, the Alpine Stitch not only offers a tactile delight but also evokes a sense of warmth reminiscent of a snug mountain retreat.
Its rhythmic combination of front and back post stitches creates a beautifully textured fabric, making it a favorite among crochet enthusiasts looking to infuse their projects with a touch of alpine magic and winter coziness.
Video Tutorial for the Alpine Crochet Stitch:
- your favorite yarn and hook combination
- advanced beginner
- You will start with an odd number of chains.
- This stitch is a sequence of 4 rows repeated over and over.
- All even-numbered rows begin and end with one double crochet stitches.
- All odd-numbered rows begin and end with two double crochet stitches.
STITCHES USED AND ABBREVIATIONS:
- ch = chain
- yo = yarn over
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- fptr = front post treble crochet (instructions below)
*Fptr: yo twice, insert hook behind the post of the dc two rows below and pull up a loop. [Yo and pull through two loops] repeat from [ to ] two more times.
Instructions for the Alpine Crochet Stitch:
This tutorial is just for a practice swatch. However, if you’re a confident crocheter and want to just jump into making a project (dishcloth, scarf, etc.) then go for it!
Step 1: ch any odd number, make a dc in the third ch from the hook and in ch across. Ch 1, turn. (ch 1 does not count as a stitch)
Step 2: Make one sc in the first st and in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Step 3: Make one dc in the first st.
Step 4: Yo twice, insert your hook behind the post of the dc below and pull up a loop. Yo, pull through 2 loops a total of 3 times. First front post treble stitch is made (fptr)
This is what your first fptr will look like.
Step 5: Make one dc in the next st.
Step 6: Continue to alternate one fptr and dc all the way across, ending with one dc. Ch 1, turn.
Step 7: For the next row, make one sc in each st all the way across. Ch 1, turn.
Step 8: To start the next row, make one dc in each of the first 2 stitches.
Step 9: Make one fptr around the dc two from rows below. This will be easy to see since it will be the st in between 2 fptr from two rows below.
Step 10: Two dc and one fptr made.
Step 11: Continue alternating one fptr and and dc all the way across ending with a dc in each of the last two stitches.
Step 12: Continue by repeating steps 2-11 (rows 2-5) until your practice swatch is your desired size.
Now that you’ve mastered the alpine crochet stitch, learn how to make my Alpine Cowl
I’m curious to hear about your experience with the Alpine Crochet Stitch – did you enjoy the process, or did it present a creative challenge for you? I’d love to know what you think and how you think you’ll use this stitch!
Share your practice swatch or project using this stitch on social media and tag me @spottedhorsedesignco – I always love seeing your makes 🙂
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