Alpine stitch blanket free pattern-chunky version!
This lovely Alpine stitch blanket will make a great baby blanket or throw for your couch. The texture really pops in Blanket yarn and makes it double squishy.
The stitch pattern is a simple 2 row repeat and uses front post double crochet and no back post double crochet. So, it can be easy for advanced beginners as well.
I made the blanket in baby girl colors. Swap the pink for a blue to make it for a baby boy or make it in a single color to match your decor.
If you are making it as a throw you can even try making a matching pillow in the same textured stitch. So without further ado, let’s get crocheting!
Alpine Stitch Blanket
1. Bernat Baby Blanket yarn in colors Vanilla, Taupe, and Baby Pink was used for making this crochet blanket. It is a size 6 Super Bulky weight yarn.
2. An N/P (10mm) crochet hook
36 inches wide and 45 inches long.
Vanilla: 2-1/2 skeins of 220 yards each
Taupe and Baby Pink: 2 skeins of 220 yards each.
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
fpdc: front post double crochet
Front post double crochet(fpdc): It is worked as a regular dc except for the way you insert your hook. You can see a front post double crochet tutorial here.
3 fpdc rows alternating with sc rows= 8″
8 sts= 5″
How to Join Yarn Seamlessly
You will be changing colors at the end of rows but you might also have to attach yarn in the middle of a row when you run out of yarn. In both cases, you will join yarn as follows:
Joining yarn while working a single crochet: Start working the sc st, and when you have 2 loops on your hook, YO and pull through the new color or skein.
Joining yarn while working a dc stitch: Start working the dc st, and when you have 2 loops on your hook, YO and pull through the new color or skein.
Alpine Crochet Blanket Pattern
With cream color yarn, ch 56. You can chain any even number to start.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across to end, turn. (55 sc)
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), 1 dc in next st and each st across to end. (55 dc)
Row 3: Ch 1(does not count as a st), 1 sc in first st and each st across to beginning ch-2, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-2, turn. (55 sc)
Note: The fpdc sts in this stitch pattern are worked into the dc sts one row below.
Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), *(1 fpdc in dc below next sc, make sure you skip the sc st behind this fpdc, then work 1 dc in the next sc), repeat from * to end of the row. You will end with a dc in the very last st, turn. (28 dc+27 fpdc)
Row 5: Ch 1(does not count as a st), 1 sc in first st and each st across to beginning ch-2, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-2, turn. (55 sc)
1. In the next row, you will have 2 regular dc at the beginning and end of the row.
2. The fpdc sts will be worked into regular dc sts of Row 4 and not into the fpdc sts.
Row 6: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), 1 dc in next sc, *(1 fpdc in next regular dc one row below, make sure you skip a sc st behind this fpdc and work 1 dc in the next sc), repeat from * to last st, 1 dc in last st, turn. (29 dc+26 fpdc)
Repeat Rows 3 to 6 one more time. Work Row 3 once again and join pink color yarn while working the last sc of the row.
With the pink color joined, repeat Rows 4, 5, 6, and then repeat Rows 3, 4, and 5. Join Taupe color yarn at the end of Row 5 while working your last sc of the row.
With the Taupe color joined, repeat Rows 6, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 3. Join cream color yarn at the end of Row 3 while working your last sc of the row.
With the cream color joined, repeat Rows 4, 5, 6, and then repeat Rows 3, 4, and 5. Join pink color yarn at the end of Row 5 while working your last sc of the row.
Repeat Pink, Taupe, Cream, Pink and Taupe stripe. Join cream color yarn at the end of the last Taupe stripe.
Last Wide Cream Stripe
With the cream color joined, repeat Rows 4, 5, 6, and then repeat Rows 3, 4, and 5, 6, 3, 4, 5. Do not fasten off.
Both the rounds of the border are worked on the Right Side of your blanket which is textured. You see only 1 round in the picture as I ran out of the cream-colored yarn.
Round 1: Turn to work on the textured side of the blanket and continue along the last row, 1 sc in first sc and each sc across to last sc, 3 sc in last sc, continue to work down along the side of the blanket, evenly distribute sc sts until you reach the next corner, 3 sc in the corner, work 1 sc in each free loop of the foundation chain until you hit the next corner, 3sc in the next corner, continue to work up along the las side, distribute sc sts evenly along the side taking care to work over any yarn tails carried along the side. Once you reach the corner, 2 sc in the corner, sl st to the first sc.
Round 2:Ch 2 (counts as a sc+ch 1), 1 sc in same st as ch 2, [*( ch 1, sk 1, 1 sc in next), repeat from * to next corner, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st], repeat the part between [ ] until you have worked all around the blanket and you reach back near the corner you started, sl st to the top of beg ch-1. Fasten off.
You can find the web story on this Alpine Stitch Crochet Blanket here.
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