How to Crochet the Basic V Stitch

The V-stitch is a pretty stitch that works up quickly compared to many other crochet stitches. It's a great stitch to know for working big projects like afghans. But it's also useful for crocheting many other types of projects. Here is how to crochet the basic v-stitch. Note: there are also other variations of the V-stitch.

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    V-Stitch Instructions

    Crochet V stitch pattern
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    Multiple of 3 + 7 stitches.

    Abbreviations

    Special Stitch: 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. In this variation of the v-stitch, you’ll stack rows and rows of v-stitches on top of each other.

    Crochet your starting 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: your 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 your expectations for being a good length, then end off and weave in your ends.

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    Step 1

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    Start by crocheting your foundation chain.​

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    Step 2

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    You'll work into the fourth chain stitch from your hook, which is the chain I'm indicating in this photo. See where the left thumb is pointing? That's the spot to work into.

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    Step 3

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    Once you've worked your double crochet stitch into the 4th chain from hook. The first three chains in the row count as 1 double crochet. So you'll have two double crochet stitches, as pictured.

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    Step 4

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    Chain 1.

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    Step 5

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    Skip the next chain, and then work a double crochet stitch into the next chain stitch.

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    Step 6

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    Chain 1.

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    Step 7

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    Work another double crochet stitch into the same stitch where you worked the last one. One v stitch is completed.

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    Step 8

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    Next, you're going to work another v stitch. Yarn over ​the hook to begin the first double crochet in the v stitch.

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    Step 9

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    Skip the next 2 chain stitches.

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    Step 10

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    Complete the double crochet stitch.

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    Step 11

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    Work another chain stitch.

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    Step 12

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    Work another double crochet stitch in the same place, completing the v stitch.

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    Step 13

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    Continue working in this established pattern all the way across the row.

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    Step 14

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    When you get to the end of the row, you'll work a chain stitch, and then after that, you'll work one double crochet stitch into each of the last two stitches.

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    Step 15

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    This creates a nice neat edge that matches the edge you made at the beginning of the row.

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    Step 16

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    Work 3 chain stitches to be used as a turning chain.

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    Step 17

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    Turn the work over so you can work the second row by crocheting back across the first row.

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    Step 18

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    Your turning chain will count as the first double crochet stitch in the row, so there is no need to work another stitch in the first stitch. You'll work a double crochet stitch into the next double crochet.

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    Chain 1.

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    Step 20

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    Yarn over to begin your next v stitch.

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    Step 21

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    You're going to work this v stitch into the v stitch in the row below.

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    Step 22

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    Here's how it looks once the first double crochet is completed.

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    Step 23

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    Chain 1.

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    Step 24

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    Then work another double crochet to complete the V stitch.

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    Step 25

    Completed Rows of Basic Crochet V Stitch
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    Continue working a v stitch into each v stitch across the row, and then continue working in the established pattern until the piece is as long as you want it to be.

    There you have it -- the basic v stitch worked in rows.