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Crochet V Stitch Worked Using Lily Sugar 'n Cream Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn

Crochet V-Stitch Variation -- "V Stitch in Brick Repeat" -- Crocheted Using Lily Sugar 'n Cream Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn

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Stitch Description:

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.

Supplies:

You can crochet this stitch with any yarn you like.

The cream colored swatch was worked with Lily Sugar 'n Cream worsted weight cotton yarn, and a size G crochet hook. The starting chain was crocheted using a size H hook.

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.

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