The double crochet v-stitch is such a fast and versatile stitch made by using only double crochets and chains. It creates a beautiful lacy fabric which has good drape and flow. If you know how to double crochet, chain, and skip stitches, you can easily learn this stitch. Are you ready to learn how to crochet the v-stitch?
Before we get started, let’s look at the anatomy of a completed row v-stitches. The easiest mistake to make is confusing where the chain 1 spaces are. When you move beyond row 1, you will be working in each “v” and not in the gap created between each “v”.
As you work through the tutorial, you will see that instructions are written out as well as abbreviated like they are in a pattern. My hope is that, for those of you struggling to read patterns, seeing the instructions side by side with the abbreviations will help you grasp how to read a pattern a little better.
How to Crochet the V-Stitch
To begin chain (ch) a multiple of 3 + 1
Double crochet in the 4th chain from hook (dc in 4th ch from hook) – the chain 3 and double crochet will count as your first v-stitch.
Skip two chains and double crochet in the next chain (sk 2 chs, dc in next ch)
Chain one then double crochet in the same stitch. (ch 1, dc in same st)
Continue to skip 2 chains then double crochet, chain 1 double crochet in the next stitch. (*sk 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, repeat from * to end of row.)
The final v-stitch of the row goes in the last ch.
Turn and chain 3 (turn, ch 3) – the chain 3 will count as your first dc and ch 1
Double crochet in the first chain 1 space of the row below (dc in ch-1 sp)
Double crochet in the next chain 1 space (dc in next ch-1 sp)
Chain 1 and double crochet in the same chain 1 space (ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp)
Continue to double crochet, chain 1, and double crochet in each chain 1 space. (*(dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 sp, repeat from * to end of row)
Continue to work each row like the second row and you will start the see the “v”s stack nicely on top of each other.
That’s it! You’ve learned how to crochet the v-stitch! Now you need a pattern to use it in. Each pattern in the Coco Crochet Series uses a combo of double crochet v-stitches and half double crochets. The Crochet Toddler Cocoon Shrug is almost entirely v-stitches. Penny’s Scarf is a quick and fun one skein project that uses a variant of the double crochet v-stitch. Which one will you make first? Don’t forget to pin this tutorial so you can save it for later and share it with others!
Yarn used for the tutorial: Red Heart Strata which has been discontinued but can still be found on AMAZON!