Learn how to crochet the v-stitch with this step-by-step photo tutorial. It’s perfect for scarves, bags, blankets, and more!
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Alright my crochet peeps, I have a brand new crochet stitch tutorial to share with you all today. I have been really enjoying doing these stitch tutorials, and people seem to be liking ’em so let’s keep the crochet stitch train a rollin!
Are you ready to learn a stitch that’s not only quick and easy, but also creates a lovely, breathable fabric? I mean, duh. Of course you are. And good news! Today I’m going to teach you all about the double crochet v-stitch.
Trust me, this stitch is one you are going to want in your toolbox because it’s perfect for all kinds of crochet projects. So grab your hooks and let’s dive right in!
Why do I love the v-stitch?
Let me count the ways! First off, it’s super fast to work up – this pattern just flies off your hook. It’s also a breeze to memorize the pattern, which makes it a great stitch for getting into a nice flow or for when you want to crochet on the go.
And, of course, it also creates an open and airy fabric that’s perfect for warm weather garments or lightweight accessories. I love a lacy stitch pattern, and I especially love a lacy stitch pattern that’s super easy to work.
What are the different types of Crochet V-Stitch?
Before we jump into the tutorial, I want to quickly mention there are multiple v-stitch variations out there.
Some use a half double crochet or treble crochet stitch instead of a double crochet. Some use a cluster of stitches instead of a single stitch. All of these v-stitch variations use a combination of stitches to create a “v” shape.
Of all these variations, the classic double crochet v-stitch is probably the most common and since it’s endlessly useful and versatile, that’s the stitch we will be focusing on today!
Step-by-Step V-Stitch Tutorial
You only need to know a few basic crochet stitches to work this v-stitch pattern. If you can chain and double crochet, you are ready to go.
- Yarn (I’ll be using a size 5 bulky yarn weight for my sample)
- Corresponding Hook (I’m using a J/6.00 mm crochet hook)
- Finishing Needle
Let’s do this!
How to Crochet the V-Stitch
Start by making a chain of any multiple of 3 + 1 chain stitches. This will determine the width of your project. For my example, I am starting with a foundation chain of 22 (21+1) stitches.
Skip the first four chains (these will count as your first double crochet and one skipped chain stitch) and double crochet, chain one, and double crochet all into the fifth chain from the hook. This creates your first v-stitch.
Skip the next two chain stitches and work a v-stitch (double crochet, chain one, double crochet) in the next stitch. Repeat this pattern across the row until you reach the end of the chain and have only two chains remaining. Finish off the row by skipping one chain stitch and working a double crochet stitch into the final chain.
To begin the next row, chain 3 (this counts as your first double crochet) and turn your work.
Work your first v-stitch (double crochet, chain one, double crochet) into the chain 1 space of the first v-stitch from the previous row. Be sure to work the v-stitch into the chain one space and not into the space between v-stitches (see image below).
Continue along the row working a v-stitch in each chain 1 space across. When you reach the end, work a single double crochet stitch into the top of the turning chain from the previous row.
Repeat step 4 for as many rows as you’d like, or until your project has reached the desired length. And voila! You’ve mastered the double crochet v-stitch!
The v-stitch is also really great when worked in alternating colors. I love the zig zag, rick rack look it gives.
I’ve also included a written pattern and a chart of the stitch pattern below that you can keep handy and refer to as you crochet.
V-Stitch Written Pattern
Please Note: This pattern uses US terms.
- Chain (ch)
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Skip (sk)
- Stitch (st)
- Space (sp)
Chain Multiple: 3+1
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook; ch 1, dc in same ch; *sk 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st; repeat from * to end of chain; ch 3, turn.
Row 2: *Sk dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) into ch 1 sp; repeat from * across row, dc in top of turning ch; ch 3, turn.
Rows 3+: Repeat Row 2
Crochet V-Stitch Chart
V-Stitch Crochet Project Ideas
Looking for some inspiration for your next crochet project using the v-stitch? Look no further! Here are a few project ideas that work beautifully with this versatile stitch:
- Afghans: You can see how great this stitch looks when worked in different colors. This stitch would be perfect for a big stash buster blanket.
- Summer Tops: Worked in a lightweight cotton or bamboo yarn, the v-stitch makes stylish and breathable summer garments.
- Baby Blankets: The open and breathable fabric of the v-stitch is perfect for little ones especially in warmer months. I love soft neutrals for a sweet and timeless blankie that can be cherished for years to come.
- Market Bags: It’s easy to make a sturdy and functional market bag with the V-stitch. The openwork design makes it great for carrying fruits, vegetables, or other items while allowing for air circulation.
So there you have it, friend! You’ve learned the ins and outs of the double crochet v-stitch. It’s fast, simple, and creates a beautiful open fabric that’s perfect for a variety of projects. Hope you love it as much as I do.
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