Alpine Stitch Tutorial

My new obsession – the alpine stitch. I’ve seen this used on handbags on Pinterest quite often but never found the name or how to do it until now. I think the texture is amazing and brings your work up a level somehow! I’m definitely going to be including it in some of my patterns coming up so here’s an alpine stitch tutorial to help out with those patterns.

Find the alpine bag pattern here and more tutorials here.

alpine stitch tutorial

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This blue yarn pictured is Noodles by James C Brett. It’s perfect for practicing stitches because you can frog it over and over without it fraying or going fuzzy!

You will need to know:

  • Double crochet
  • Single crochet
  • Front post double crochet


  • Chain (CH) an even length
  • Work a double crochet (DC) in the 3rd CH from the hook and the rest of the row.
  • CH1 and turn, work a single crochet (SC) in each stitch across
  • CH2, turn and DC in the same space. In the next stitch instead of working in the SC, work a front post double crochet (FPDC) using the DC from the row below. Alternate 1DC in the SC and 1 FPDC in the DC below for the rest of the row
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  • CH1 and turn, work 1 row of SC.
  • Repeat step 4
  • Repeat step 5.
  • Continue repeating these steps throughout!
alpine stitch tutorial

Hope you find this alpine stitch tutorial helpful!