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Alpine Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Alpine Crochet Stitch Tutorial


hello and welcome to Nana’s crafty home
my name is Tonya today’s tutorial is going to show you the Alpine crochet
stitch I used this highly textured stitch in
one of my new release patterns it’s going to be coming out in a couple of
days the Alpine twist head wrap and this is a very simple stitch once you get
used to it it is using a front post double crochet
but with a different stitch placement than you might be used to we’re actually
going to be dropping down into a previous row skipping one row and
working that front post double crochet into that previous row so it gives a
little bit of a crunch texture it kind of crunches your stitches together and
you can see here it gives a little bit of a different appearance to that stitch
for today’s tutorial I am going to be using the same yarn that I used for my
head wrap The Lion Brand Jeans yarn and this jeans yarn comes in many different
colors I’m going to be doing the tutorial in this color here the khaki
and I’m also going to be using a size I or a 5.5 millimeter crochet hook and you
will also need a stitch marker as well so let’s go ahead and get started so to
get started we’re going to get our yarn on our hook and I’m going to chain 33
this stitch is worked in any odd number of chains for your foundation chain so
I’m going to begin my sample here with 33 chains so one two three four so for
Row one with 33 chains on my hook I’m going to double crochet in that third
chain from my hook and my skipped chains are not going to count as a
ditch and then I’m going to work a double crochet in the remaining chains
so in that third chain from the hook work a double crochet double crochet in
the next and this is optional but this will help you especially if you’ve never
worked this stitch before you can put a stitch marker around this second double
crochet that I just made and that will be the stitch that we work around with
our front post double crochet and Row three so just place a stitch marker
around that stitch and that will help keep track of that stitch and make that
third row a little bit easier to work and so then just continue on working a
double crochet in every chain to the end so I’ve worked a double crochet in every
chain my stitch count would be 31 and for Row two I’m going to turn my work
chain one I’m going to single crochet at the base of that chain one in the same
stitch and then I’m going to work one row of single crochets so one single
crochet in every stitch across so I’ve completed Row two working a single
crochet in every stitch I’m going to turn my work and for Row three I’m going
to chain two that chain two is not going to count as a stitch I’m going to double
crochet in that first stitch so the base of that chain two now I’m going to work
my first front post double crochet and I’m going to be working these front post
double crochets below the last row of single crochets so I’m going to be
working around the double crochet posts from that first row and again remember I
talked about placing a stitch marker that second double crochet made and
that’s going to help guide me to know which stitch is my first stitch so
you’re going to be working a front post double crochet around this double
crochet post that I have marked with my stitch marker and essentially you’re
yarding over you’re inserting your hook around that double crochet post so
inserting it from the front around the back to the other side yarning over and
pulling up a loop yarn it over pulling through two yarning over pulling through
two so I’m working a regular double crochet stitch but I’m working it around
that double crochet post from the previous row you will not be working in
this next stitch in this row that we’re working because I worked that stitch
down below so you’re going to be working a double crochet in that next stitch a
front post double crochet around the next stitch so I’m working a double
crochet up here I’m skipping this double crochet down here and I’m working my
front post double crochet around that next double crochet post from the
previous row come back up to this row that I’m working here and I’m gonna be
skipping that next stitch because I worked it down here instead and place a
double crochet in that next stitch front post double crochet around the next
stitch which would be down here in my first row come back up to my main row
and work a double crochet and I’m just repeating that stitch sequence all the
way down this row front post double crochet double crochet in the next
bitch front post double crochet and double crochet so what you basically
have is and see how it wants to crunch up just a little bit because it is
crunching that stitch because we’re coming down and working that double
crochet in that previous row but you will have a double crochet in between
each of your front post double crochets down here and you will have a double
crochet in here between your front post double crochets so that’s a good way to
know and tell whether you’re working your stitch correctly so just continue
that same stitch seam stich sequence through the end of this row so when we
get to the end of that row and we’ve worked that final front post double
crochet we’re going to have one stitch left and we’re going to work a double
crochet in that final stitch we’re going to turn four row four and we’re going to
repeat Row two which is a row of single crochets so chain one single crochet in
the same stitch single crochet in each of the remaining stitches for this row at the end of row for doing a row of
single crochets we’re going to turn four row five and chain two double crochet in
that same stitch the base of that chain two double crochet in the next stitch
and now work a front post double crochet skipping that row of single crochets
working down into that row of double crochets from the previous row and I’m
going to be working that front post double crochet around that next stitch
and that stitch is going to be sitting in between a front post double crochet
on both sides so come down and work your front post double crochet
stitch come back up to your row and work a double crochet in the next stitch
front post double crochet in the next and again I’m just repeating that
sequence placing that front post double crochet around that stitch from the
previous row which is working in between front post my first row of front post
double crochets which is giving it that great texture so continue on with that
stitch sequence for the remainder of this row alright so with two stitches
left I’ve worked my final front post double crochet and I’m going to place a
double crochet in the last two stitches of this row alright you can see how this
is starting to work out now very textured and now we’re just going to be
repeating another row of single crochets for row six by chaining one and working
that single crochet in every stitch and I’m just going to be repeating those
same rows again so I’m going to go back and repeat row 3 after this one row four
five and six and I’m just going to be repeating that sequence of rows to my
desired size so just continue on repeating and I will work some rows and
come back and show you how this looks alright so you can see here I’ve worked
quite a few rows in the stick and look at how that’s working up that
texture is just gorgeous this stitch would look great in blankets
scarves cowls hats I mean there’s just so many uses for this gorgeous textured
stitch so I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial today thanks so much for being
with me as always remember to subscribe to my youtube channel so you never miss
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whenever I post a new pattern you can also find the link to my head wrap down
in the description of this video if you are interested in heading on over to
that pattern as well so thanks again everyone I will see you soon take care
bye bye

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