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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 to the how to make a v crochet stitch instructions, let’s look at the anatomy of a completed row of v-stitches.

The easiest mistake to make when learning how to do the v-stitch in crochet 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”.

Learn how to crochet the v-stitch with this easy photo tutorial. The tutorial also includes instructions on how to add rows of other stitches on to your v-stitches. The stitch pattern is also known as the open v-stitch or dc v-stitch. What will you make with these stitches?

As you work through the crochet v-stitch 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 V-Stitch:

To begin chain (ch) a multiple of 3 + 1

Learn how to crochet the v-stitch with this easy photo tutorial. The tutorial also includes instructions on how to add rows of other stitches on to your v-stitches. The stitch pattern is also known as the open v-stitch or dc v-stitch. What will you make with these stitches?

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.

Learn how to crochet the v-stitch with this easy photo tutorial. The tutorial also includes instructions on how to add rows of other stitches on to your v-stitches. The stitch pattern is also known as the open v-stitch or dc v-stitch. What will you make with these stitches?

Skip two chains and double crochet in the next chain (sk 2 chs, dc in next ch)

Learn how to crochet the v-stitch with this easy photo tutorial. The tutorial also includes instructions on how to add rows of other stitches on to your v-stitches. The stitch pattern is also known as the open v-stitch or dc v-stitch. What will you make with these stitches?

Chain one then double crochet in the same stitch. (ch 1, dc in same st)

Learn how to crochet the v-stitch with this easy photo tutorial. The tutorial also includes instructions on how to add rows of other stitches on to your v-stitches. The stitch pattern is also known as the open v-stitch or dc v-stitch. What will you make with these stitches?

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.)

Learn how to crochet the v-stitch with this easy photo tutorial. The tutorial also includes instructions on how to add rows of other stitches on to your v-stitches. The stitch pattern is also known as the open v-stitch or dc v-stitch. What will you make with these stitches?

The final v-stitch of the row goes in the last ch.

Learn how to crochet the v-stitch with this easy photo tutorial. The tutorial also includes instructions on how to add rows of other stitches on to your v-stitches. The stitch pattern is also known as the open v-stitch or dc v-stitch. What will you make with these stitches?

Turn and chain 3 (turn, ch 3) – the chain 3 will count as your first dc and ch 1

Learn how to crochet the v-stitch with this easy photo tutorial. The tutorial also includes instructions on how to add rows of other stitches on to your v-stitches. The stitch pattern is also known as the open v-stitch or dc v-stitch. What will you make with these stitches?

Double crochet in the first chain 1 space of the row below (dc in ch-1 sp)

Learn how to crochet the v-stitch with this easy photo tutorial. The tutorial also includes instructions on how to add rows of other stitches on to your v-stitches. The stitch pattern is also known as the open v-stitch or dc v-stitch. What will you make with these stitches?

Double crochet in the next chain 1 space (dc in next ch-1 sp)

Learn how to crochet the v-stitch with this easy photo tutorial. The tutorial also includes instructions on how to add rows of other stitches on to your v-stitches. The stitch pattern is also known as the open v-stitch or dc v-stitch. What will you make with these stitches?

Chain 1 and double crochet in the same chain 1 space (ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp)

Learn how to crochet the v-stitch with this easy photo tutorial. The tutorial also includes instructions on how to add rows of other stitches on to your v-stitches. The stitch pattern is also known as the open v-stitch or dc v-stitch. What will you make with these stitches?

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)

Learn how to crochet the v-stitch with this easy photo tutorial. The tutorial also includes instructions on how to add rows of other stitches on to your v-stitches. The stitch pattern is also known as the open v-stitch or dc v-stitch. What will you make with these stitches?

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.

Learn how to crochet the v-stitch with this easy photo tutorial. The tutorial also includes instructions on how to add rows of other stitches on to your v-stitches. The stitch pattern is also known as the open v-stitch or dc v-stitch. What will you make with these stitches?

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 my newest v-stitch crochet pattern and is a quick and fun one skein project that uses a variant of the double crochet v-stitch. Which one will you make first?Learn how to crochet the v-stitch with this easy photo tutorial. The tutorial also includes instructions on how to add rows of other stitches on to your v-stitches. The stitch pattern is also known as the open v-stitch or dc v-stitch. What will you make with these stitches?

Yarn used for the tutorial: Red Heart Strata which has been discontinued but can still be found on AMAZON!

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crochet v stitch close up with text

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