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Alpine will be your new favourite crochet stitch


If you're looking for a new crochet stitch to master, alpine stitch is a great one to try.

Crocheted alpine stitch is gorgeously textured, perfect to use when making crochet jumpers or crochet cushions. It uses the same technique as waffle stitch to create the look: using front post treble crochet stitches. Don't worry, we'll talk you through how to do them step-by-step in our tutorial below.

It's a surprisingly easy stitch to master once you know how to crochet – the basic pattern of two rows is repeated until you reach your desired length.

If you'd like to crochet alpine stitch, look no further than my simple step-by-step video guide, which takes you through every stage of working alpine stitch. I love using alpine stitch to work textured pocket detail onto a crochet jumper or cardigan.

I'd recommend working alpine stitch with a DK or chunky yarn in whatever colour you like!

Happy crafting!

You will need

How to do crochet alpine stitch

Step 1

Chain a multiple of 2 plus 1, for example 31 stitches.

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Step 2

Work a row of double crochet.

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Step 3

Chain 1 and work another row of double crochet.

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Step 4

Chain 2 and turn your work.

Step 5

Work one front post treble crochet into the next stitch from the base of the chain. To do this, instead of treble crocheting into the top of the stitch as normal, work the stitch into the post of the stitch. Make sure you keep the new front post treble crochet stitch nice and loose.

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Step 6

Miss a stitch, then work a normal 1 treble crochet stitch into the next stitch.

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Step 7

Work another front post treble crochet into the next stitch.

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Step 8

Repeat this pattern across the rest of the row: 1 treble crochet, 1 front post treble crochet.

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Step 9

Chain one and turn your work.

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Step 10

Work a row of double crochet.

Step 11

Chain 2 and turn your work.

Step 12

Work one treble crochet into the base of the chain.

Step 13

Miss a stitch, then work a front post treble crochet into the next stitch. This second row will be working the front post trebles into the alternative stitch to the row below.

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Step 14

Repeat this pattern for the rest of the row.

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Step 15

Repeat this pattern for your desired length: 1 row of alternating front post treble and treble crochet, followed by one row of double crochet.

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Happy stitching!

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