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How to Crochet the Basic V Stitch -- Free Instructions

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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 too.

V Stitch Instructions

Completed Rows of Basic Crochet V Stitch
Completed Rows of Basic Crochet V Stitch -- Photo © Michael Solovay

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 counts 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.

If you would like to see step-by-step photos showing you exactly how to work this stitch, scroll down past the ad block for the tutorial. Be sure to click each photo if you would like to see it enlarged.

Step by Step V Stitch Tutorial

Photo © Michael Solovay

Start by crocheting your foundation chain.

 

Photo © Michael Solovay

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

 

Photo © Michael Solovay

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

 

Photo © Michael Solovay

Chain 1...

 

Photo © Michael Solovay

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

 

Photo © Michael Solovay

Chain 1.

 

Photo © Michael Solovay

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

 

Photo © Michael Solovay

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

 

Photo © Michael Solovay

Skip the next 2 chain stitches.

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