Alpine Stitch Crochet Tutorial

The alpine crochet stitch is a 4 row repeat and gives the most amazing texture! Even though its intermediate skill level, after you’ve mastered the first few rows you should find it pretty easy. Personally, I find the alpine stitch interesting enough not to get board, while being not so complex that you find it daunting.

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Alpine stitch description

The alpine stitch is a solid crochet stitch with no gaps making it perfect for making warm items. The modern crochet stitch is suitable for pretty much everyone’s taste. The alpine stitch is non-reversible and looks the different on both sides (pics below).

How it’s made

The alpine stitch tutorial is written as a crochet pattern with photos for clarity. Its a four row repeat and to complete the tutorial you will need to know the single crochet stitch, the double crochet stich, and you will need to know how to work into the front posts and be confident in dropping rows. You can use any yarn with its recommended crochet hook size to complete the tutorial.

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Alpine stitch tutorial crochet pattern

Hook sizes

The hook recommended for your yarn.


Any yarn can be used.



Click here for U.K. translation


ch – Chain

dc – Double crochet

FP – Front post

sc – Single crochet

Gauge / Tension

Not applicable for this tutorial due to yarn variations. I recommending making a small swatch of the alpine stitch and measuring the size before beginning a large project.

Pattern notes

Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces eg. (sc, dc) would mean sc in first stitch then dc in next stitch.


You will need the following supplies to complete the crochet project (links will take you directly to my recommended supplies)

– Crochet hooks 

– Any yarn

– scissors

Alpine stitch tutorial free crochet pattern

Use any yarn with the recommended hook.

Row 1
  • ch multiples of 2 for desired length, then start in 2nd ch from the hook
  • sc in all chains
  • ch x 2 & turn
Row 2
  • dc in all stitches
  • ch & turn
Row 3
  • sc in all stitches
  • ch x 2 & turn
Row 4

Work all dc into sc from previous row

Work all FPdc into dc from the row before

  • dc
  • (FPdc, dc) Repeat until end of row
  • ch & turn
Row 5
  • sc in all stitches
  • ch x 2 & turn
Row 6

Work all dc into sc from previous row

Work all FPdc into dc from the row before

  • dc x 2
  • (FPdc, dc) Repeat until there is 1 stitch left
  • dc in last stitch
  • ch & turn

Row 7 +

  • Repeat rows 3-6 until you reach desired size
  • Fasten off & weave in ends.

Alpine Stitch Tutorial

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