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.
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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
- CH1 and turn, work 1 row of SC.
- Repeat step 4
- Repeat step 5.
- Continue repeating these steps throughout!
Hope you find this alpine stitch tutorial helpful!