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When you first look at the alpine stitch you may think it looks complicated but in fact, it is only made up of a 4-row repeating pattern, once you have the hang of that you will be able to create this beautiful diamond pattern with ease.
A few tips to get started
- This stitch can be created using any stitch multiple but many prefer the finished look when using odd numbers.
- This stitch uses a 4-row pattern repeat. The main aspects are alternating rows of double crochet, post stitches, and single crochet
- Turning chains don’t count towards your final stitch count
- Beginners can pick up this stitch quite quickly once they know the basics. You may just need to learn how to create a front post stitch as an extra.
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What patterns are popular with Alpine stitch
- Scarfs and cowls
How to create the alpine stitch
You can crochet this stitch with any kind of yarn for crochet and a corresponding hook, but remember that yarn weight and hook size will affect the look.
Below are instructions to make a swatch of alpine stitch, this will help you develop your technique and confidence in the stitch before moving on to bigger projects.
Stitches & Abbreviations (US Terms)
- ch = chain
- cont = continued
- dc = double crochet
- fptr = front post treble
- sc = single crochet
- st = stitch
Row 2 (Wrong Side):
Does the alpine stitch use a lot of yarn?
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