Learn how to crochet the V stitch in this easy tutorial for beginners!
This fun stitch uses double crochet stitches and is a perfect for beginners or anyone who is looking for a relaxing and mindless crochet stitch pattern.
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In your search for a free pattern for crochet baby blankets and other projects, you’ve probably seen the V stitch used quite a bit. It’s a popular stitch because it’s easy to make and it has a really nice texture.
There are a few different versions of the V stitch, but for this stitch pattern tutorial we’ll be doing the classic double crochet v-stitch.
What is the V Stitch
The V stitch is a single row repeat, which means each row you just repeat the same process over and over.
Patterns like that are awesome because you can get into mindless crochet mode and not have to worry about counting or remembering what row your on.
It’s similar to the Spider stitch and can be used for the same types of projects.
Instead of working into a chain space, we’ll be working right in the space between the 2 double crochet stitches from the last row.
This makes the V shape this stitch is known for.
It also makes it super easy to do without much brain power, which is great if you want a relaxing crochet project.
How to Crochet the V Stitch for Beginners
To make the v stitch, you’ll need to know the following crochet skills:
- double crochet
Pretty easy, right? It’s a great stitch for beginners!
Projects You Can Make with the V Stitch
This stitch is great for projects that can have a lacy texture.
Crocheted baby blankets, throws, scarves, sweaters, or throw pillows definitely work well with the v stitch, and you could also use it for lots of other projects.
I wouldn’t recommend it for something like a trivet or hot pad because of the open stitch pattern.
It’s a versatile stitch and since it’s so easy to make you can test it out with lots of different projects!
Supplies You’ll Need
You can use any yarn for this pattern with the appropriate hook size for that yarn.
A yarn with lots of definition will show off the pretty texture the best.
V Stitch Crochet Tutorial
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- Ch = chain
- Dc = double crochet
- St = stitch
Pattern is in US terms.
Skill level = beginner
Foundation Chain (or Starting Chain)
To start, you’re going to make a slip knot and attach the yarn to your crochet hook.
Then make a chain that is a multiple of 2 plus 2. So an even number of stitches, and then just add two more.
For this example, I chained 16 times.
Work two double crochet stitches into the 4th chain from your hook.
To do a double crochet (dc), yarn over, insert your hook into the 4th chain and pull up a loop. You’ll have three loops on your hook.
Yarn over, you’re going to bring it through two of those loops.
Yarn over one more time and bring it through both loops on the hook.
Repeat that process to make another dc in the same chain.
That’s your first V-stitch. It’s just a cluster of two double crochets in the same stitch.
Skip the next chain and make a V stitch in the next chain.
Continue making v stitches all the way down the row until you have two chains left.
Once you only have two chains left, skip the first one, and then make one dc in the last ch.
Turn your work.
Double crochet right in between the two dc stitches of the first v stitch we made in the previous row.
So you’re not working into in the top of the stitch, you’re working in between the first dc and next dc stitches.
Continue making v stitches in the middle of each v stitch from the previous row.
Once you make a v stitch in the last v stitch of the row, make one dc in the top of the turning chain at the end of the row.
This is the final stitch of the row. Turn.
Repeat row 2 for the next row and all the rest.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial for the crochet V stitch!
This stitch makes a lacy fabric that’s a little bit open, so keep that in mind when you’re choosing which projects to use it on.
It works great for blankets and it can also be used for sweaters, scarves, pillows, hats, and lots of other items.
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