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The Alternate Stitch is beautiful variation of the simple single crochet stitch.
It gives a simple stitch a slightly varying texture that is interesting and appealing to look at.
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In the Alternate stitch is easy to work and features rows of paired single crochet stitches.
The stitch pattern creates a solid fabric that is the same on both sides. I believe that this stitch would not only create beautiful blankets, but would also be wonderful in a variety of accessories and patterns for you and for your home.
For this tutorial I will be using the Caron x Pantone yarn by Yarnspirations along with a 6 mm crochet hook. The hook shown here and in the video below is a wooden streamline hook by Furls Crochet. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose.
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial. At the end of each row you will need to chain two and turn your work.
Don’t forget to check out the free video tutorial linked below!
For this stitch pattern you can use any odd number of stitches.
For my swatch I will be making a foundation chain of 21 chain stitches.
Work two single crochet stitches into the third chain from your hook,
* skip the next chain and work two single crochet stitches in the next stitch.
Repeat from * all the way across, chain two and turn your work. Note that you will not work into the turning chain two!
Skip the first single crochet stitch (at the base of your turning chain) and work two single crochet stitches in the next stitch.
* Skip the next single crochet stitch and work two single crochet into the next stitch.
Repeat from * across to the final single crochet. Do not work into the turning chain two but chain two and turn your work.
And that’s it!
From here on, repeat row two for as long as you would like to continue the pattern. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Thank you for stopping by! If you enjoyed this stitch tutorial, your may also wish to check out the tutorial for the Sieve Stitch | How to Crochet.
See you next week!