This stitch is sort of a hybrid between the V-stitch and the granny square. It's worked in rows, like a V-stitch usually would be. The difference is that, instead of building V-stitches on top of each other, they are alternated in a brick repeat.
You can crochet this stitch with any yarn you like.
The brown swatch was worked with a wool yarn that is constructed similarly to Tekapo yarn. It is a semi-worsted weight. The swatch was crocheted with a size G crochet hook.
The black/multicolored swatch was worked with Lion Brand Fancy Fur eyelash yarn in the color known as "Stained Glass Black". This is a super bulky weight yarn. The swatch was worked using a size P crochet hook (11.50 mm.)
How to Crochet a Swatch of This Stitch
V Stitch Definition
For the purposes of this tutorial, a V stitch is defined in the following way. Work one double crochet stitch, one chain stitch, and one more double crochet stitch. In row 1, all 3 of these stitches will be worked in the same chain. In rows 2 and up, they will all be worked in the same space.
Note that there are quite a few variations of the V stitch, so you might encounter other patterns that define a V stitch differently.
- See Also: How to Crochet the Basic V Stitch
Directions for Working
- Ch 33
- Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, (ch 1, skip next 3 chs, work a V stitch in 4th chain from hook.) Repeat sequence inside parentheses 5 more times. Ch 1, skip next 3 chs, work 1 dc in each of the last 2 sts.
- Row 2: ch 2, turn. Dc in next dc, ch 3, skip 1st chain and 1st V stitch, (work a V stitch in the next space between V stitches, ch 1.) Repeat sequence inside parentheses 3 more times. Work one more V stitch, ch 3, skip next V stitch, work 1 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in turning chain of previous row.
- Row 3: ch 2, turn. Dc in next dc, ch 1, work V stitch in next space, (ch 1, work V stitch in the next space between the V stitches that you worked in the previous row.) Repeat the sequence inside the parentheses 4 more times. Ch 1, dc in next dc, dc in turning chain.
- Rows 4 and up: Repeat rows 2 and 3 again as many times as necessary to make the swatch as large as you want it to be.
- End off and weave in ends. You can block your swatch if you want to.
To Make a Different Sized Swatch or Project
The starting chain will be a multiple of 4 + 9. In other words, you will need to start out with a number of chains that can be divided by 4; then take that number and add 9 more chains to it. This ensures that you will also have enough chains to use for crocheting the dc stitches at the beginning and end of each row.
Crochet a Scarf in This Stitch Pattern
If you'd like to try crocheting an actual project using this stitch, check out this free crochet pattern for a Fancy Fur scarf. The scarf works up quickly; it's fun to make, and also fun to wear.