Helping our users. Crochet Alpine Stitch.
Start with an odd number of chains.
Row 1: Double crochet in the 3rd chain from hook and in each to end. You should have an odd number of stitches. In this sample - 11 stitches. The wider the piece, the prettier the effect.
Row 2: 1 chain st, turn, single crochet in each stitch to end.
Row 3: 2 chain sts, turn. Dc in first stitch, fptc (or fpdc if you have a looser tension) around the dc two rows below. Dc in next st, then fptc around the next dc two rows down. Alternate dcs and fptcs to the end of the row, ending with a dc in the last stitch.
Row 4: 1 chain st, turn, sc in each stitch to end.
Row 5: 1 chain st, turn, sc in each stitch to end.
Repeat 2nd-5th rows being sure to alternate the starting stitches every other dc/fptc row so that they are always offset.