Crochet V-Stitch – Made Easy!

The crochet v-stitch is named for its appearance- it looks just like a letter V made from yarn. In my opinion, it could also be named V for versatile! It creates a fabric that is decorative, open, and lacy, and it works up really quickly.

It is also suitable for beginners, as long as you can crochet double crochet (treble in the UK) and a chain stitch. You can choose to make your V-stitch crochet fabric flat for things like scarves, shawls, blankets, or other garments, or curly for things like borders or flowers.

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Crochet V-Stitch

How to Crochet V Stitch Tutorial

This tutorial will show you 4 popular ways to crochet v-stitch

  1. V-Stitch with Double Crochet
  2. V-Stitch with Treble Crochet
  3. Double V-Stitch with Double Crochet
  4. Double V-Stitch with Treble Crochet
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How to Crochet V-Stitch

Crochet V-Stitch – Supplies

If you are testing a sample of v-stitch, try a worsted weight yarn with a 5mm hook.

Instructions For Double Crochet V-Stitch Step by Step

There are a number of variations on V-stitch. Let’s start with the ‘classic’ V-stitch. This is made with two double crochetseparated by a single chain stitch.

All instructions are written in US crochet terminology.

Abbreviations

V Stitch is often abbreviated in crochet patterns as v st.

First V-Stitch

  • Make a slip knot and then a starting chain as long as you desire. You will need a multiple of 3 + 7 extra ch. The extra stitches are to create a border to keep your sides straight. For practice purposes, let’s start with 28 chain stitches. (21+7)
  • Dc in the 4th stitch from the hook. Don’t count the loop on the hook as a chain stitch! This is not yet your V-stitch. This will form your straight border.
  • *Ch 1.
  • Sk 2.
  • In the next chain, crochet this sequence: (dc, ch1, dc). All stitches go into that one chain. You will see that this forms a V shape.
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Crochet V-Stitch – Double

First Row

  • Repeat these three steps from * until you are left with 4 chains.
  • Ch1.
  • Sk 2
  • Double crochet into each of the last 2 chains to form your border. You will now have a whole row of little V’s, bordered by 2 straight double crochets on each end.
  • Turn your work.
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Crochet V-Stitch – Double

Second Row

  • Ch 3. This is your turning chain.
  • Dc in the following stitch.
  • Ch 1.
  • Sk 2.
  • (Dc, ch1, dc) to create the V-stitch. Your stitches must go into the chain space in the previous row of V-sts.
  • Repeat, creating V’s until the last 4 stitches.
  • Ch 1
  • Sk 2.
  • Dc in each of the last 2 stitches to form your straight border.
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Crochet V-Stitch – Double

Continue with the repeats in row 2 until you have reached the required length for your item.

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Double Crochet V-Stitch

V Stitch Crochet – Variations

If you are wanting an even more lacy look, you can crochet the Treble Crochet V-Stitch. Because each stitch is taller, the spaces in between the rows and stitches appear larger.

Treble Crochet V-Stitch

Abbreviations

This stitch is made in exactly the same way as the classic V-stitch, just substituting a treble for the double crochet. It is made up of 2 treble stitches separated by one chain stitch. The side borders will be 2 straight treble stitches.

Row 1

  • Create your foundation chain. It must be a multiple of 3 + 8. The extra 8 stitches are for your borders and turning chain. Try 29 stitches to practice.
  • Tr in the 5th stitch from the hook to make your border.
  • Ch 1.
  • Sk 2.
  • In the next ch, (tr, ch1, tr) which will form the V shape.
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Treble V-Stitch
  • Repeat steps 4 and 5 until there are 4 stitches remaining.
  • Ch 1.
  • Sk 2.
  • Make 1 tr into each of last 2 chains for your border.
  • Turn your work.
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Treble V-Stitch

Row 2

  • Ch 4. This is your turning chain.
  • Tr into next ch.
  • Ch 1.
  • Sk 2.
  • Make a cluster of (tr, 1ch, tr ) into the top of the V from the previous row.
  • Repeat steps 4 and 5 until there are 4 stitches remaining.
  • Ch1.
  • Sk 2.
  • Tr in each of last 2 stitches to form border.

Continue with row 2 until your work reaches the required length.

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Treble V-Stitch

Double V-stitch

This one is similar to the classic V-stitch, except you, are crocheting 2 double crochet on each side of the V. It gives you an effect similar to a granny cluster, but a bit lacier. Because you are adding more DC stitches, you will need to create more space for them by skipping 3 stitches instead of 2.

Row 1

  1. Crochet your foundation chain. It needs to be a multiple of 4 +7.
  2. Dc in 4th chain from hook to form border.
  3. Ch1.
  4. Sk3.
  5. Into next ch, (dc, dc, ch1, dc, dc) This forms the double V-stitch.
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Double Crochet V-Stitch
  • Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have 4 ch left.
  • Ch1.
  • Sk 2.
  • Dc into each of last 2 stitches to form the border. Turn.
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Double Crochet V-Stitch

Row 2

  • Ch 3.
  • dc in next stitch
  • Ch1.
  • Sk 3.
  • (Dc, dc, ch1, dc, dc) into the top of each of the previous row of V’s.
  • Repeat steps 4 and 5 to the end of the row. Leave 5 stitches.
  • Ch 1.
  • Sk3.
  • Dc into each of last 2 stitches to form the border.

Continue repeating row 2 until you have reached the required length of fabric. You can see in the picture below that this creates a denser fabric, but you can still make out those V’s!

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Crochet V-Stitch – Double Variation

Double Treble V-stitch

The name sounds horribly intimidating, but it doesn’t mean you are making double treble stitches, just that you are making 2 treble stitches on either side of the V. You are simply replacing the dc stitches with tr stitches!

Row 1

  1. Crochet the foundation ch. It must be a multiple of 4 +8.
  2. Tr into 5th stitch from the hook.
  3. Ch 1.
  4. Sk 3.
  5. Into next ch, work (tr, tr, ch1, tr, tr) to make the double treble V-stitch.
  6. Repeat numbers 4 and 5 until there are 5ch left.
  7. Ch 1.
  8. Sk3.
  9. Tr into last 2 stitches for the border.
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Crochet V-Stitch – Double Treble

Row 2

  1. Ch 4. (Turning ch)
  2. Tr in next ch.
  3. Ch 1.
  4. Sk 3.
  5. (Tr, tr, ch1, tr, tr) to create the double treble V-stitch, working each cluster into the top of each V from the previous row.
  6. Repeat numbers 4 and 5 to the end of the row, leaving 5 stitches.
  7. Ch 1.
  8. Sk 3.
  9. Tr into each of the last 2 stitches of the row.
  10. Continue with row 2 for as many rows as are needed.
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Crochet V-Stitch – Double Treble

You can see from these instructions that there are lots of variations of V-stitch, simply by substituting other stitches for the original double crochet of the classic V-stitch. You can make a V-stitch using half double crochet or even a single crochet, but that will give you a less airy and lacy appearance and a more solid fabric.

When this stitch is made with single crochet, it is called Spider Stitch. When made with Treble crochet, it is sometimes called Rope Stitch.

Should you want to create a curved V-stitch variation to make flowers, curly borders, or a twirly (but not very warm!) scarf, this is how you do it:

Curved V-Stitch

This is made from 2 double crochet stitches separated by 2 chain stitches. By increasing the ch stitches, you cause the work to curl around in a semi-circle, eventually forming a coil. You will still need to do your 2 straight dc at each end to form your edges.

Row 1

  1. Create your foundation chain. For this one, it must be a multiple of 3 + 9.
  2. Dc in 4th stitch from the hook.
  3. Ch 2.
  4. Sk 2.
  5. Into next ch, create your V by working (dc,ch2, dc)
  6. Repeat steps 3-6 until 4 ch remain.
  7. Ch 2.
  8. Sk 2.
  9. Dc into each of last 2 ch to form border.

Row 2

  1. Ch 3.
  2. Dc in next ch.
  3. Ch 2
  4. (Dc, ch2, dc) into the top of each V-st., as well as in the ch2 spaces in between the v-stitches. You are increasing by a lot of stitches in each row in this way, which is what causes the fabric to twirl as it does.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to the last 4 stitches of the row.
  6. Ch 2.
  7. Sk 2.
  8. Dc into each of last 2 ch to form the border.
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Crochet V-Stitch – Curved

Crochet V-Stitch – In Conclusion

V-stitch is especially effective worked in varying colors. The V shapes show up really well. It is effective when making blankets to crochet one row in color, then the next row in white or cream, the next row color again, and the following row in white or cream.

To continue learning and practicing this useful stitch, how about making a scarf for winter?

Crochet V-Stitch Scarf

In my scarf, pictured below, I started with 28 ch as my foundation row. If you want a wider scarf, start with more, as long as it is a multiple of 3 +7.

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Crochet V-Stitch Scarf

My scarf was made with variegated yarn. If you want to showcase your beautiful V-stitches, change colors every second or fourth row. Weave in your ends as you go, to save yourself a herculean task at the end!

Follow the directions for classic V-stitch as explained above. When you have reached the desired length, or when you run out of yarn,(whichever comes first!) end off your crochet.

I finished the ends of my scarf off with a simple shell stitch, but tassels would probably look even better! Enjoy experimenting with this popular, easy stitch and all its variations. You are sure to find dozens of uses for the crochet V-stitch!

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Crochet V-Stitch

Learn how to crochet v-stitch with this easy step by step tutorial.

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Difficulty: Easy Beginner

Keyword: Crochet

Instructions

  • Make a slip knot then chain in a multiple of 3+7. Double crochet in the 4th stitch from the hook.

  • *Chain 1, Skip 2, in the next chain, (dc,ch,dc)

  • Repeat from * until the last 4 chains of the row. Ch 1, sk, dc into the last 2 chains. Turn.

  • Chain 3, dc, ch1, sk2. (dc,ch1, dc) into the chain space of the previous row. Repeat until the last 4 stitches. Ch1, sk2, dc in the last 2 stitches.

  • Repeat.

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