This crochet stitch is a variation of the V-Stitch. This version is worked in rows, like a V-stitch usually would be. The difference is that, instead of building V-stitches on top of each other, there is an interruption between every row of V's. The V's are alternated with another row of stitches in a slightly different configuration. The effect is lacy and enchanting.
Errata: This document was originally published with errors. Sorry about that! They have been corrected in the text, but if you'd like additional details, please see page 7.
About the Stitches Pictured Above:
- View A: This swatch was crocheted using white Cascade 220 wool yarn.
- View B: Here we have the same interrupted Vs crocheted using a bulky weight "mystery yarn" that I found at a thrift store. It's a faux mohair that feels synthetic.
- View C: Another solid swatch -- this one was crocheted using a novelty blend which incorporates Lurex. As is typical with metallic fibers, this yarn didn't photograph well; it looks nicer in person.
- View D: This version of the stitch was crocheted using three different colors of Cascade 220 wool yarn. See close-up photo and instructions.
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- sp = space
- ch-3 sp = the space created by working 3 chain stitches
- st = stitch
Work 1 dc st, 1 ch st, and 1 more dc st. In row 1, all 3 of these sts 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.
Stitch Instructions - Solid Versions:
Use these instructions for crocheting pieces similar to versions A, B or C pictured above.
The starting chain is a multiple of 4 + 9. Crochet your starting chain.
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook, (ch 1, skip next 3 chs, V-st in 4th ch from hook.) Repeat sequence in parentheses all the way across the row. When you get to the end of the row, work a dc in each of the last 2 chs.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn.
Sc in each of the first 2 dc sts. (Sc in ch-1 space, sc in next V-st, ch 3, sc in same V-st.) Repeat sequence in parentheses all the way across the row. When you get to the end of the row, sc in the last ch-1 space, then work 1 sc in each of the last 2 sts.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn.
Skip the first sc; the turning chain counts as the first dc. Dc in next sc. (Ch 1, V-st in next ch-3 space.) Repeat sequence in parentheses all the way across the row. When you get to the end of the row, ch 1, then work 1 dc in each of the last 2 sts.
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Repeat row 3.
Continue repeating rows 2 and 3 as many times as desired.
Free Crochet Patterns for Using This Stitch:
- Striped Lace Baby Blanket: You'll also need the stitch instructions plus the baby blanket edging pattern.
- Lacy Striped Scarf Pattern: See a large close-up scarf picture here
More Pictures of This Stitch:
- Not pictured above: Five-color striped version crocheted in pastel baby yarn
- See an enlarged photo of view A above: lacy interrupted v-stitch crocheted in Cascade 220 wool yarn
- See an enlarged photo of view B above: Lacy interrupted v-stitch crocheted in faux mohair yarn
- See an enlarged photo of view C above: Lacy interrupted v-stitch crocheted in metallic novelty yarn
- See an enlarged version of view D above, and get the instructions: three-color striped version