How to Crochet: Two Simple V-Stitch VariationsBy Erin Burger – 9 Comments
The V-Stitch is one of the most popular and also versatile stitches in crochet. You can easily use multi-colors and can also replace the stitches used with other stitches for a whole different look. For example the ‘Little Wings’ V-Stitch calls for single crochets, but if you replaced all the single crochets with half double crochets or double crochets you would get a whole different look.
Little Wings V-Stitch
This fairly tight stitch is great for washcloths or dishcloths because it tends to be thick and textured, especially when using cotton yarn.
chain a multiple of 2, plus 1
Row 1: skip first two ch, (2 sc in next ch, skip next ch) across, ending with 2 sc in last ch
Row 2: ch 1, turn, skip first sc, (2 sc in next sc, skip next sc) across, ending with 2 sc in last sc
Repeat Row 2 until desired length is reached.
The open version of the V-Stitch is great for garments and light scarfs. Make a great spring scarf with this stitch and lightweight yarn!
chain a multiple of 4, plus 9
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, [ch 1, skip next 3 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch] across, ending with a dc in each of the last two ch.
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 dc, [sc in next ch-1 space, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-1 space] across, ending with a sc in last dc and top of turning ch.
Row 3: ch 3, turn, skipping first sc, dc in next sc, [ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 space) across, ending with ch 1, dc in last 2 dc.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until desired length is reached.
Have any questions about these variations on the V-Stitch? Don’t hesitate to ask!