The Alpine Forest Scarf is a free crochet scarf pattern, that shows off the textured and Alpine Stitch with a slight modification for those just learning—using the front post triple crochet stitch instead of the front post double crochet. This modification to the Alpine stitch helps with managing the tension as you stitch up the pattern and minimizes the amount of curling that can happen if the tension is not right when using a front post double crochet in the finished scarf.
This scarf is made with Lion Brand Heartland Yarn, but you can make this scarf with any #4 medium-weight yarn.
While the Alpine Stitch isn’t a beginner stitch, it is still pretty easy to do if you know how to do front-post crochet stitches.
The end result of the alpine stitch is dense and textured fabric. There is a right and wrong side of the scarf with this stitch, so it is not a reversible scarf. The wrong side does not have the same textured look of the right side.
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- This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
- To change the length of the scarf the starting chain needs to be an even number + 3 for the turning chain which will count as a dc
- If doing a double crochet chainless foundation you will want an odd number of double crochets.
- Initial chains at the start of each row do not count as a stitch unless otherwise noted
- The foundation chain is made using the 7.00 mm hook and the rest of the scarf uses a 6.00 mm hook. If you only have a 6.00 mm hook, create your foundation chain with very loose chains or create a chainless double crochet foundation row
- Finished size is 7.25 inches wide x 75 inches long ( 18.4 cm x 190.5 cm)
- 575 yards of a #4 medium-weight yarn
- Yarn Used: 325g of Lion Brand Heartland Yarn
- 6.00 mm crochet hook & 7.00 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle to weave in ends.
- Stitch Markers (Optional)
Crochet Stitches Used:
fptc (Front Post Triple Crochet): YO 2 times, insert your crochet hook from the front to the back and to the front again around the post of the stitch, YO, pull up a loop (4 loops are on your hook), YO and pull up a loop through 2 loops on your hook ( 3 loops left on your hook), YO and pull up a loop through 2 loops on your hook (2 loops left on your hook), YO and pull up a loop through the remaining 2 loops on your hook.
Alpine Forest Scarf Pattern
A free video tutorial for this pattern is available on my YouTube Channel:
(7.00 mm crochet hook):
Foundation Chain: Ch 251
(6.00 mm crochet hook):
Row 1: (working in the back bump) dc in the 4th ch from hook (initial ch 3 counts as a dc), dc all the way across (249 sts)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, (starting in the 1st st) sc in each st all the way across (249 sts)
Row 3: ch 2, turn, dc in the 1st st, * fptc around the next dc 2 rows down, dc in the next st, repeat from * all across (last st of the row should be a dc) (249 sts)
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: ch 2, turn, dc in the 1st st, * dc in the next st, fptc around the next dc 2 rows down, repeat from * all across until there are 2 sts left in the row, dc in each of the last 2 sts (249 sts)
Row 6: repeat row 2
Rows 7 – 18: repeat rows 3 – 6 three more times
Row 19: repeat row 3
(Do not turn)
Row 1: ch 1, sc evenly down the short side of the scarf, sc 3x into corner, sc in each stitch down the long side of the scarf, sc 3x into corner, sc evenly down the short side of the scarf, sc 3x into corner, sc in each stitch down the long side of the scarf, sc 3x into corner, sl st to join last and 1st st of the border.
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, sc 3x in the next st (corner st), continue to sc in each st all the way around and sc 3x in each corner st
Row 3: turn, sl st into next st, sl st into each st all the way around, sl st to join 1st and last sl st
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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