Crochet Alpine Stitch

Skill Level



Even Number

Project Ideas

Blankets, Bags

The alpine stitch crochet pattern is one of the most beautiful stitches you can make with very little effort. Pair it with yarns of all fibers, textures and weights to make a stretchy but dense fabric. It’s not a reversible stitch so it’s better to use in projects where both sides won’t show.

alpine crochet stitch
getting started

Suggested Supplies

The alpine crochet stitch works up nicely with a variety of yarn weights and fibers. Here we used a slightly textured, bulky weight roving yarn but it works up beautifully with smooth worsted weight yarn as well as light weight yarn. When switching to a new color, the stitch pattern creates a slightly jagged color transition.

Supplies used in demonstration video:

  • Patons Alpaca Blend Yarn, Celestial
  • 6.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

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pattern details

Abbreviations & Special Stitches

This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • FPdc Front Post Double Crochet
  • Hk Hook
  • Rem Remaining
  • SC Single Crochet
  • St(s) Stitch(es)

Additional Notes: Ch 1 at beginning of single crochet rows does not count as a stitch. Ch 2 and ch 3 in other rows does count as a stitch.

the pattern

Written Instructions

Row 1: Ch an even number of stitches. Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each rem ch. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 2: 1 dc in every st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 3: 1 sc in same st as ch 1. 1 sc in each rem st. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 4: FPdc next dc from two rows below (sk sc from last row). 1 dc in next sc. Rep from to end of row. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 5: 1 sc in same st as ch. 1 sc in each rem st. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 6: 1 dc. FPdc next dc from two rounds below (sk sc from last round). Rep from to last 2 its. 1 dc in last 2 sts. Ch 1 and turn.

Repeat: Rep rows 3-6 until your project measures the length you want. Ending on an odd number row for a flat edge that matches the beginning.

Last Row: Ch 1 and turn. 1 sc in same st as ch 1. 1 sc in each rem st. Fasten off.

see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Left-Handed Tutorial on YouTube

Right-Handed Tutorial on YouTube


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