How to crochet the Alpine stitch

Last winter I’ve fell in love with the Alpine stitch so I’ve decided to learn it and make a video tutorial. Finally yesterday I’ve succeeded to make the video tutorial and the chart.

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.

For this stitch I recommend a DK yarn and a 4-4,5 mm hook.

Abbreviations:

ch= chain;

sc= single crochet;

dc= double crochet;

fpdc= front post double crochet.

Pattern Instructions:

Make an even number of chains.

 

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

 

The written pattern:

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

Row 2: 1ch, sc in each stitch.

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

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

Row 5: 2ch; *1dc, 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.

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.

I can’t wait to see your photos with your project, you can use the hashtag #turquoisewithvanilla on Instagram.  

 

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