Elongated Alpine Stitch – Easy Step By Step Photo & Video Tutorial
The Elongated Alpine Stitch is a modified version of the Classic Alpine Stitch I have written about a few months back. The difference between the two is the row that goes in between the front post double crochet rows.
A piece crocheted with the Elongated Alpine Stitch pattern has the same beautiful unique texture but with less bulk which makes it suitable for projects using bulky and super bulky yarns (also known as chunky and super chunky or #5 and #6 yarn weights).
In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to crochet this gorgeous stitch with photos and explanations and a video for those who find it easier to learn by watching how is it done.
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About The Elongated Alpine Stitch
How to use this stitch
- baby blankets and afghans
- potholders and kitchen towels
- shawls and scarves
- hats and gloves
I used the elongated alpine stitch pattern to create the Woodland Fox Hooded Blanket. I chose it because the blanket was using less yarn and it was not as thick and bulky as when I used the classic alpine stitch. It also worked up faster.
If you want to learn how to change colors in the middle of a row when using front post double crochet stitches, check out my easy video tutorial.
Supplies I used
- Marriner Yarns in orange (spice)
- 10mm crochet hook
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Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
Most basic stitches below have a video that shows you how to crochet them. Follow the blue link next to them for each individual video.
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc) – Yo, Insert your hook front to back around the stitch post 2 rows below, yo and pull up a long loop (3 loops on hook), yo and pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo and pull through the 2 remaining loops on the hook.
Elongated Alpine Stitch – Video Tutorial
For those who learn better by watching videos, I have created a tutorial on the alpine stitch, you can find it on Crafting Happiness YouTube Channel.
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Elongated Alpine Stitch – The Written Pattern
To begin, chain 24 or any even number of chains. Ch3 at the beginning of each row counts as a double crochet stitch.
Row 1: dc in 5th stitch from hook and in each chain across, turn
Row 2: ch3, dc in the following stitch and in each stitch across, turn
Row 3: ch3, *fpdc, sk the stitch behind the fpdc, dc*, repeat ** until the end of the row, turn
Row 4: ch3, dc in the following stitch and in each stitch across, turn
Row 5: ch3, dc, *fpdc, sk the stitch behind the fpdc, dc*, repeat ** until you have one stitch left in the row, dc, turn
Row 6: ch3, dc in the following stitch and in each stitch across, turn
Row 7: ch3, *fpdc, sk the stitch behind the fpdc, dc*, repeat ** until the end of the row, turn
Repeat rows 4 – 7 until you have the required length.
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