Alpine Crochet Stitch is a beginner-friendly, visually pleasing stitch with a lovely texture woven into the fabric.
Front post stitches create the twisted points of the Alpine stitch. It is a 4-row pattern repeat that alternates between rows of double crochet and post stitches followed by a row of single crochet stitches. Unlike the regular crochet stitches that go through the top of the previous stitches, front post stitches go around the previous ones. Even though it uses front post stitches, this crochet pattern is perfect for beginners with basic crocheting knowledge. What makes it unique from other post stitches crochet patterns is that these stitches are made two rows below the current row. Alpine Stitch is an excellent choice to advance your crochet skills if you’ve mastered single and double crochet.
Alpine Crochet Stitch is quite versatile when it comes to projects. If you work with a tighter tension, the fabric will be much stiffer and robust enough to make market bags and pillows. Overall, the Alpine Crochet Stitch creates a pretty, textured fabric. It is also an excellent design for heavy blankets and other cozy accessories. You can use any yarn weight with a corresponding hook for this stitch, as it looks great with almost all kinds of yarn.
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This free pattern is written using US crochet terms.
|fpdc||front post double crochet|
|hdc||half double crochet|
|st (s)||stitch (es)|
Foundation ch: any multiple of 2, plus 2.
|Row 1 (RS):||1dc in 3rd ch from hook, * 1dc in next ch; rep from * to end, turn.|
|Row 2:||ch1 (does not count as a st), * 1sc in next st; rep from * to end, turn.|
|Row 3:||ch2 (counts as a hdc), * 1 fpdc in next dc from Row 1 (2 rows below), 1dc in next sc; rep from * to last st, 1 hdc in last st, turn.|
|Row 4:||Rep Row 2.|
|Row 5:||ch2 (counts as a hdc), * 1dc in next sc, 1 fpdc in next dc from Row 3 (2 rows below); rep from * to last st, 1 hdc in last st, turn.|
Note: In every odd row after Row 1, the single crochet stitch from the previous row that lies behind the front post double crochet stitch should always be skipped.
Repeat Rows 2 – 5 of this free crochet stitch pattern until you have reached the desired length for your work.
Sample Crochet Projects
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