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Alpine Stitch

Updated January 12, 2023
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Learn to crochet the Alpine Stitch with this FREE pattern and video tutorial. The Alpine stitch has been much requested for a number of months and it’s easy to see why. With its increasing popularity and it’s beautiful texture, the Alpine stitch can be used for many projects.

Pattern use ideas

  • Blankets
  • Cushions
  • Shawls
  • Scarfs and cowls
  • Accessories

Pattern notes

Written in UK terms

This pattern gives you the basic principles for the Alpine stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.

Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.

Crochet Terms

Stitch(s): St(s)

Chain(s): Ch(s): Yarn over and pull up a loop.

Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Front Post Treble(s): fpt(s): Yarn over, insert hook around post of stitch from front to back to front, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.


Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook.

Alpine Stitch Pattern

Foundation Chain: Ch in mutiples of 2, plus 1 for turning

Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook. Dc to end.

Row 2: Ch2 (counts as one tr here are throughout), tr in next st and in every st to the end.

Row 3: Ch1 (does not count as a stitch here and throughout), dc in base of ch-1, dc to end.

Row 4: Ch2, *fpt around next st two rows down, tr in top of next of same row st; repeat from * to last st. tr in turning ch.

Row 5: Ch1, dc in base of ch-1, dc to end.

Row 6: Ch 2, *tr in top of next st, fpt around next st; repeat from * to end.

Repeat rows 3-6 until you reach your desired height.

Final Row: Ch1, dc in base of ch-1, dc to end.

Fasten off. Sew in Ends

Video Tutorials

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  • Jenny Oliver
    September 29, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Hi I have just received my 1st box from bella coco and I love it thank you , but I cannot find the tutorial on it and can you help please many thanks Jenny Oliver ♡

    • BellaCocoTeam
      October 3, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      Hi Jenny these can be found on the website under blog post and their is also a link in the mini magazine. Hope this helps 🙂

    • Jan
      April 23, 2020 at 5:30 am

      How many skeins do I need to make a 50×60 throw blanket using the millamia yarn (alpine stitch pattern) ?
      Thank you

      • BellaCocoTeam
        April 23, 2020 at 9:32 am

        Hi Jan I’m not able to advise you on this as it would depend on your tension and hook size, maybe if you use a skein then measure how much it has made and work it out from their ? 🙂

  • CC
    October 17, 2019 at 8:10 am

    is it possible to crochet this in the round? I am trying to make a cup holder/carrier and have started in the round.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      October 17, 2019 at 2:12 pm

      Hi CC, For a cup holder it would be better to work a flat rectangular piece and then seam it together. Hope this helps 🙂

  • Lynnett Price
    June 17, 2020 at 5:47 am

    I am having trouble with my ends. one side goes in like i am missing a stitch.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      June 23, 2020 at 6:39 pm

      Are you making sure to work a stitch into the turning chain when you reach the end of a row?

  • Simone Poirier
    July 22, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Clear explanations
    Sharp pictures
    Perfect timing
    Beautiful English
    Beautiful voice
    Thank you.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      July 23, 2020 at 7:18 am

      You’re very welcome and thank you for your feedback 🙂

  • Xhai
    April 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Hello. How do you increase and decrease [end and middle] using this stitch? Thanks 🙂

    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 29, 2021 at 12:12 pm

      To increase the stitch you can work your treble into the top of the same stitch following the front post treble, instead of the next stitch. To decrease you need to work two stitches together, by beginning to work into the next stitch before you have finished the current one

  • Hash
    October 6, 2021 at 9:20 am

    The instruction for fpt in Rows 4 and 6 are not clear, they don’t mention that you need to skip and work on every alternate stitch – I got that cleared from the video tutorial. Adding that instruction up here would be helpful. Thanks.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      October 11, 2021 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you for picking this up; I’ll have the written instructions looked at and amended. I hope it didn’t cause too much confusion

  • Gina
    December 26, 2021 at 12:46 am

    I’m so confused. You say double crochet in row 2 but show a single crochet.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      December 29, 2021 at 7:55 pm

      Hi Gina, I’m working in UK terms so a UK double is a US single, it’s the same stitch just different terminology 🙂

  • Edie
    July 29, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    One of my sides isn’t straight. Am I doing something wrong?Emily

    • BellaCocoTeam
      August 2, 2022 at 7:02 pm

      You should find that your sides stay reasonably straight with this stitch so it may be worth checking that you’ve followed the pattern correctly If one of your sides slants inwards or outwards, it’s usually a sign that you’ve missed a stitch out or made one extra by mistake.

  • Maureen
    July 1, 2023 at 5:38 am

    I just want to thank you for all your tutorials. They are so easy to follow.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      July 2, 2023 at 9:16 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂


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