How to Crochet Alpine Stitch
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Alpine stitch is a textured pattern created by alternating rows of single crochet, with rows of double crochet and raised double crochet (all US terminology).
To start the pattern repeat, you'll work a row of single crochet stitches.
For the second row of the repeat, begin by making 3 chain stitches. This is our turning chain, and counts as the first double crochet.
Work one double crochet into the next stitch.
Next, we'll make one raised double crochet around the stem of the double crochet 2 rows below, skipping the single crochet row in between.
Now skip the next single crochet in your row and work a double crochet into the next stitch.
Leave the next double crochet 2 rows below unworked.
Then work another raised double crochet around the stem of the next double crochet 2 rows below.
Keep alternating double crochet and raised double crochet until you reach the end of the row.
Top Tip: Remember to skip the right stitches as you work into the row below, and 2 rows down, to avoid accidentally increasing the stitch count in this row.
At the end of the row you'll work the last 2 stitches as standard double crochet stitches.
The double crochet and raised double crochet stitches should alternate in every other row.
You'll now repeat these 2 rows as many times as required for your project to create the alpine stitch pattern.
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