Hi crochet friend!
There are so many stitch patterns out there that I have yet to explore. So when I decided to design a baby blanket for a Winter Blog Hop, I decided it was the time to try one stitch pattern I’ve always loved: the Alpine Stitch.
This stitch pattern uses a stitch called the front post double crochet stitch. It is worked in the double crochet from 2 rows down to create this beautiful texture you see here:
Isn’t it just gorgeous?! And the yarn I used was so soft, too. I used WeCrochet’s Chroma Twist Bulky in Cousteau. I highly recommend this yarn. It held together so well and was super cozy to work with.
Back to the stitch pattern. The rows will alternate single crochet for first row, double crochet for second, and back and forth throughout. This means that the alpine pattern is actually only seen on one side of your work. You’ll love how it looks, though! I promise!
I’ve included both a video tutorial (just below) and a photo tutorial (a little farther down), so that you’ll get to learn the Alpine stitch with whatever way is most comfortable!
Row 1: chain any number of chains (I did 11 for this tutorial). sc in 2nd chain from hook and every chain across, turn.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as stitch), dc in next stitch and every stitch across, dc in top of chain 1, turn.
Row 3: ch 1, sc in next stitch and each stitch across, turn.
Row 4: FUN ROW! Ch 3, work a double crochet in the post of the double crochet from Row 2 (front post double crochet / fpdc):
Continue row by working a double crochet in the next stitch (NOT the front post!):
Repeat this pattern across the rest of Row 4. (fpdc, dc), turn.
Row 5: ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn.
Row 6: ch 3, dc in next stitch, *fpdc, dc* across row, dc in last stitch, turn.
So beautiful, right?! I hope you enjoy it just as much as I do.
Check out these other great stitch tutorials: