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The alpine stitch is bursting with texture. It looks complex, but if you can crochet double crochet, treble crochet & front post trebles, then you can do this stitch.

You can use any weight of yarn, as long as you use the corresponding hook. (check the yarn label for this information)

The Alpine stitch is perfect for blankets, cushions, garments, accessories & bags.

 

Tutorial is written in UK Terms

Crochet Terms

Ch – Chain. 

Sl st – Slip Stitch. 

St –Stitch. 

Sp – Space.

Sk – Skip.

 

DC – Double Crochet – insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (two loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook. (US ~ Single Crochet /SC)

TR – Treble Crochet – yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch, (three loops on hook), yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over pull through two loops on hook. (US ~ Double Crochet /DC)

FPTR – Front Post Treble Crochet - yarn over, insert hook around the post of the next stitch (insert from front, around the back & back to the front) yarn over pull through stitch, 3 loops on your hook, yarn over pull through two loops, twice. (US ~ Front Post Double Crochet/FPDC)

 

Notes:

Ch1 does not count as a stitch.

Ch2 does count as a stitch.

Needle depicts stitch placement in the step by step photos.

FPTR stitches will go around the post of the TR st two rows below it, the stitch behind the FPTR gets skipped and you move onto the next stitch, the TR goes into the next regular space along the row.

How To

Make your foundation chain in multiples of 2, plus one extra chain for the turning chain. (multiples of 2 + 1)

Row 1: TR in the 3rd ch from the hook, make a TR in each st across, ch1 and turn your work.

 

Row 2: DC in the first st, and in each st across, ch2 and turn your work.

  

Row 3: FPTR around the 2nd TR from row 1, (not the 1st TR directly underneath the ch 2).

TR in the next regular sp.

*FPTR around the next stitch from row 1.

TR in the next regular sp.

Now repeat from * along the row.

You will end the repeat with a TR & have one stitch remaining, TR in that last st.  So your last two stitches of that row will be TREBLES, ch1 and turn your work.

  

Row 4: DC in the first st, and in each st across, ch2 and turn your work.

  

Row 5: TR in the next st.

FPTR around the TR from row 3, (It’s the TR inbetween two FPTRs)

TR in the next regular sp.

FPTR around the next stitch from row 3, (It’s the TR inbetween two FPTRs)

Now repeat from * along the row, ch1 and turn your work.

  

Repeat rows 2 - 5.

 

 


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