The V-stitch is a pretty crochet stitch that works up quickly. It's a great stitch to know for working on big projects like afghans. But it's also useful for crocheting many other types of projects.
Read through the written instructions below to see how this stitch typically is shared, then follow the photo tutorial for a visual guide to learning this crochet stitch.
Once you've finished learning how to crochet the v-stitch, find a simple crochet v-stitch pattern to try, such as this free crochet doll blanket pattern. You can also begin to learn different variations on the classic v-stitch, such as the crochet v-stitch shell.
Start with a multiple of 3 + 7 stitches.
The V-stitch: To complete each V-stitch, work 1 dc st, 1 ch st, and 1 more dc st in the same chain or space.
Crochet a foundation chain.
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook. The last 3 chs count as the 1st dc in the row. Ch 1, skip next ch, [dc in next ch, ch 1, dc in same ch. Skip next 2 chs.] Rep the sequence in brackets across the row. At the end of the row, ch 1, skip 2 chs, then work 1 dc in ea of the next 2 ch sts.
ch 3, turn.
Row 2: the turning chain counts as the first dc in the row. Dc in next dc. Ch 1, work 1 v st in ea v st across the row. Ch 1, skip next ch, work 1 dc in ea of the last 2 dc sts.
Rep row 2 until the piece reaches the desired length. Secure the last stitch and weave in the ends.
Updated by Mollie Johanson.
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Finish the First V-Stitch
Work another double crochet stitch into the same stitch where you worked the last one. This completes the first V-Stitch.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Make the Turning Chain
Work 3 chain stitches for the turning chain.
Turn the work over to crochet the second row, working back across the first row.
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Begin the Second Row of V-Stitch
The turning chain counts as the first double crochet stitch in the row. Work a double crochet stitch into the next double crochet.
Chain 1.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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