Alternate Stitch [FREE Crochet Stitch Pattern]

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The Alternate Stitch is one of the simple stitches that you can use to create interesting textures that make your projects visually appealing.

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If you know how to make a single crochet, you can easily make the alternate stitch. In fact, it’s a beautiful variation of the single crochet stitch, featuring rows of paired single crochet stitches that are very easy to work.

If you are not familiar with how to crochet the single crochet, we have a great, step-by-step tutorial that you can find here: Single Crochet: Learn How to Single Crochet.

In addition, the fabric created by the Alternate Stitch is a solid fabric that is the same on both sides, making it ideal for projects with both sides exposed.

As a matter of fact, it’s a beautiful stitch choice for blankets and other accessories at home.

This stitch pattern is using US crochet terms. In fact, the term “single crochet” is not used in UK crochet terms. You can learn more about the differences between US and UK terms in this article: Crochet Terms: US and UK Term Differences Explained.

Techniques Used for the Alternate Stitch Pattern

Abbreviation   
Description 

Tutorials

ch

chain     

sc

single crochet

Crochet Instructions – Step by Step

Multiple: an off number of stitches

Step 1 Row 1
1.

2 sc in 3rd ch from hook.

Step 2 Row 1 Continuation
1.

* Skip 1 ch.

2.

2 sc in next ch.

3.

Rep from * to end.

4.

Turn.

Step 3 Row 2
1.

Ch 2, skip first sc, 2 sc in next sc.

2.

* Skip next sc, 2 sc in next sc.

3.

Rep from * to end.

4.

Turn.

Step 4
1.

Repeat Step 3.

Crochet Chart for the Alternate Stitch Pattern

For those who prefer visuals of a crochet stitch pattern, I have included a crochet diagram for your reference.

Stitch Key

Symbol 

Abbreviation

ch

sc

Alternate Crochet Stitch Chart

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