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Alpine Stitch Crochet Blanket Border: How to Crochet

The alpine stitch blanket border is a great addition to any blanket. It has a slightly textured surface that looks beautiful in a solid color or with stripes.

Below you will find the written pattern and video tutorial for the Alpine stitch blanket border. We will also discuss the stitch count needed for the border and how to easily adjust your stitch count to use this border.

Preparing your Crochet Blanket

Before I add a crochet blanket border, I always add a single crochet border around the blanket to give me a good row to work the border into. This also gives me a chance to check my stitch count and adjust my stitch count if needed.

For this blanket border, we will need to have an odd number of stitches on each side of the blanket.

preparing your blanket

Adjusting your stitch count

This crochet blanket border requires an odd stitch count on each side of the blanket. When adding a single crochet border around your blanket you can check and adjust your stitch count if it is not an odd stitch count.

If you can calculate your stitch count you can know ahead of time if you need to adjust it. For example. I know my sample stitch count was 31 so the top and bottom sides of the blanket have an odd number of stitches and do not need adjusting.

Learn to crochet this beautiful alpine stitch crochet blanket border with the free crochet pattern and video tutorial.

But if the sample is made up of 15 rows of double crochet and I work 2 single crochet into the side of each double crochet then I will have 30 single crochet on the sides. I can adjust the sides in two ways. I can add an extra single crochet row at the top of the blanket to add the extra stitch to the sides of the blanket, or while I am working my single crochet border I could simply work 1 single crochet into the side of a double crochet and fix the stitch count.

If you stitch count is even on the top or bottom of the blanket I would simply skip a stitch or work a decrease into the single crochet border to fix the stitch count.

Stitches you will need to Know

For the most part, this blanket border uses basic crochet stitches. You will be using a chain, single crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch. You will also be using a very loose Front Post Double Crochet. You can learn how to do this by watching the video tutorial below. If you find you are having trouble with the border, I suggest making a sample swatch of the Alpine stitch, worked flat for practice.

Learn to crochet this beautiful alpine stitch crochet blanket border with the free crochet pattern and video tutorial.

Alpine Stitch Crochet Blanket Border Video Tutorial

Alpine Stitch Crochet Blanket Border Written Pattern

Stitches and Abbreviations

CH- Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
ST – Stitch
SLST – Slip Stitch

NOTES:
-I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.
-Every row is started in the Chain 2 corner. You will have to work backward one stitch in order to do this.
-Before starting this border you will want to work a single crochet border around the entire blanket and make sure you have an odd stitch count on each side of the blanket.
-After working two foundation rows, your border will become a simple four-row repeat.
-If you want to make a striped border, then change colors at the beginning of every odd row.
-When you work your front post double crochet, make sure to work a very very loose stitch so that your border is not rolling forward. This is demonstrated in the video tutorial.

Row 1: SLST to the CH2, corner. CH2, DC into the CH2 corner, *DC into each ST down the side of the blanket, (DC, CH2, DC) into the CH2 corner,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. DC into each ST down the side of the blanket, DC into the CH2 corner, CH2, SLST to the first DC.

Note: Row 1 is a simple double crochet row around the blanket.

Row 2: CH2, SC into the CH2 corner, *SC into each ST down the side of the blanket, (SC, CH2, SC) into the CH2 corner,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. SC into each ST down the side of the blanket, SC into the CH2 corner, CH2, SLST to the first SC.

Note: Row 2 is a simple single crochet row around the blanket. Every even row will be a repeat of Row 2.

Row 3: CH3, DC into the CH2 corner, **DC into the next ST, FPDC in the next ST, DC in the next ST, Continue alternating FPDC and DC until you reach the CH2 corner. (DC, CH2, DC) into the CH2 corner* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. DC into the next ST, FPDC in the next ST, DC in the next ST, Continue alternating FPDC and DC until you reach the CH2 corner. DC in the CH2 corner. CH2, SLST to the first DC.

Learn to crochet this beautiful alpine stitch crochet blanket border with the free crochet pattern and video tutorial.

Row 4: CH2, SC into the CH2 corner, *SC into each ST down the side of the blanket, (SC, CH2, SC) into the CH2 corner,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. SC into each ST down the side of the blanket, SC into the CH2 corner, CH2, SLST to the first SC.

Row 5: CH3, DC into the CH2 corner, **DC into the next 2STs, FPDC in the next ST, DC in the next ST, Continue alternating FPDC and DC until you are one ST from the CH2 corner. DC into the last ST, (DC, CH2, DC) into the CH2 corner* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. DC into the next ST, FPDC in the next ST, DC in the next ST, Continue alternating FPDC and DC until you are one ST from the CH2 corner. DC into the last ST. DC in the CH2 corner. CH2, SLST to the first DC.

Note: In row 5 we need to work an extra double crochet before we start working our repeats so that our front post double crochets are offset from each other.

Row 6: CH2, SC into the CH2 corner, *SC into each ST down the side of the blanket, (SC, CH2, SC) into the CH2 corner,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. SC into each ST down the side of the blanket, SC into the CH2 corner, CH2, SLST to the first SC.

If you want to continue making the border larger, just continue repeating row 3-6. To finish off the borders in the photos I simple repeated rows 3 and 4 and fastened off. This gave me a nice 2-inch border.

Learn to crochet this beautiful alpine stitch crochet blanket border with the free crochet pattern and video tutorial.

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Learn to crochet this beautiful alpine stitch crochet blanket border with the free crochet pattern and video tutorial. This is an intermediate stitch.
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