How to Crochet: V-Stitch

By Robin Beers – 9 Comments
The V-stitch is a very simple stitch that can be used to add a decorative look to your crocheting. You can use it with double crochet to add variety to your crocheting patterns. If you know how to double crochet and single crochet, it will be very easy to do. Follow the instructions below.

Start with a row of single or double crochet. In this tutorial, I used 15 sc.

Note: If you are left handed, just put your mouse over the photo for a left-handed view.

First, double crochet in the stitch.

Then chain 1.

Finally, double crochet in the same stitch.


Skip 2 stitches and make a v-stitch in the next stitch.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.


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  1. Jenny B says:

    Love to v-stitch! Very easy with fairly impressive results. I’m enjoying your blog! Thanks for the patterns and etc.! 😀

  2. Allison says:

    Wow! I like this v-stitch. I’m going to try it one day.

  3. Kristy says:

    This makes quick and easy baby blankets. I love the v-stitch!

  4. Jessica says:

    So – I’m new to all of this… I am trying to crochet a scarf & I started off with 31 single crochet stitches & have done a few rows of these & I thought it might be nice to have something a bit different at each end of the scarf – so I thought I would do maybe 2 or 3 rows of the v – stitch.. but every time I finish a row of this v stitch I end up with 1 more stitch then I started off with!! I thought maybe I should not slip stitch up one (into the new row) & just use this extra stitch as the height for the next row of single stitches??!?!? Please any suggestions you give me would be a mighty help!! Thanks :o)

  5. Robin says:

    Hi Jessica,
    I wanted to try to help you with your v-stitch. This is what I recommend:
    Start your first v-stitch row with a chain 3, then double crochet in the next sc.
    This will be your first part of your first v-stitch. Following the v-stitch directions above, continue across. You should have 10 v-stitches. When you finish the last v-stitch, you should then have 1 stitch left so just double crochet in that stitch and end the row. Turn and repeat with the first chain 3 and make 10 v-stitches across again. And remember, when you are on the second row of v-stitch, you make the v-stitches in the ch-1 spaces of the previous row’s v-stitches! Hope this helps!
    Let me know.

  6. Geri says:

    This stitch can be incorporated into so many designs. I really like this.

  7. stella says:

    I’m just learning how to crochet I love coming to this site for answers

  8. Savannah says:

    I bought a book with a pattern for a cardigan and it requires v stitches but doesn’t show how to do them. My book wants them to be single crochet v stitches and have a multiple of 3 plus 2…I’ve searched and searched by I can’t seem to find anyone who can help me understand what this means. I’ve tried to figure it out by trial and error but I’ve hit a wall. Please help explain?

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Savannah!

      It is really odd that the pattern doesn’t tell you how to make the stitch. My guess is that it wants you to sc, ch 1, sc all in one stitch. Sort of like the V stitch shown in this tutorial but with single crochet stitches instead.

      Try looking over the pattern again. Sometimes the instructions for special stitches are hidden and can be tricky to find. It may be at the beginning before the pattern, or even written within the pattern.

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