This is block 15 of our 2023 Stash Busting Crochet Along Sampler. Our featured designer this week is Erin from  Juniper and Oaks. Her Cozy Alpine Stitch Square features sections of the alpine stitch broken up by shell stitches. 

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Here is the original square by Erin. Mine is pictured below.

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Keep reading to see my notes. The link for the pattern is at the bottom of this post.


I think my favorite part of this square is the shell stitch detail. 

Sizing: My square was about 12 inches after round 12 so I skipped round 13 and went straight to 14. This square needed to be blocked so I wanted to leave room for that. 

Here’s What I did: I will outline my color changes and any notes I have for each row/round below.

Remember though, you are working on YOUR blanket. If you don’t want to change color where I did, then please don’t. My notes and color changes below are not hard and fast rules.

Rnd 1-3: Buff

Rnd 4: Buff – Erin mentioned this in her pattern but make sure you skip the first stitch after each set of corner stitches. I have reached out to her but her instructions for the corner stitches should read [2dc, ch 1, 2dc]. 

Rnd 5-6: Buff

Rnd 7: Tea Leaves – again to make the shell stitches work correctly in this round you’ll need to skip a stitch after each corner 5dc. Erin notes this in the pattern. 

Rnd 8: Buff

Rnd 9-10: Tea Leaves

Rnd 11: Real Teal

Rnd 12: Cafe Latte


Rnd 14: Cafe Latte


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