Wow! Can you believe we are half-way done with the 2019 Stash Busting Sampler Afghan Crochet Along (CAL)! This week’s square features the Alpine Crochet Stitch or the raised ripple crochet stitch. This beautiful stitch uses front post treble crochets in an alternating pattern to create this textured fabric.
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Alpine Crochet Stitch Tips
This textured stitch would be perfect for a variety of different projects and yarn weight! I am itching to make a hat with it, myself. It also goes by the name of raised ripple stitch. The texture is created by making front post treble crochets in between the treble crochets from previous rows. These raised stitches are worked on the front side only.
To start you’ll need to chain an odd number plus 2 more for the turning chain. Then you’ll do a row of dc and a row of sc.
On row 3 you’ll set up your pattern by working a fptr around every other dc from 2 rows below. After completing that row you’ll follow it with a row of sc. Each even row will be a row of single crochets.
After the set up row, you’ll work your fptr around the dc stitches between each fptr from 2 rows below.
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Materials and Pattern Notes for Alpine Crochet Stitch Square
#4/worsted weight yarn (Bernat Super Value used in Sample)
5.5mm crochet hook
Needle to weave in ends
Gauge and Sizing
Gauge: 6 sts x 6 rows = 2 in (follow pattern stitch for guage)
Finished: 12 x 12
I use US Terminology
Dc: double crochet
Sc: single crochet
FpTr: front post treble crochet (see notes for instructions)
Sl st: slip stitch
Ch 1 and 2 do not count as a stitch
Make sure your foundation chain is loose.
To make this bigger or smaller chain any odd number keeping in mind the last 2 chains will be turning chains.
Special Stitch: FpTr- Yo twice, insert hook from front to back around stitch indicated, pull up loop (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops three times.
Alpine Crochet Stitch Square Free Crochet Pattern
Ch 35 to start.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each chain across. Turn (33 dc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Turn
Row 3: Ch 2, Dc in same st as ch 2, *FpTr around dc 2 rows below. Dc in next. Repeat from * across. Turn
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch1 and in each st across. Turn
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2. *dc in next st, Fptr around dc 2 rows below. Repeat from * across. Dc in last 2 sts. Turn.
Repeat rows 2-5 until block is square. 33 rows on sample. Do not turn if you end on an odd row, if you end on an even row, turn and continue to border.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st.
Repeat as necessary to get to 12 in square. Only 1 round needed in the sample.
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