15 Ways to Crochet a V Stitch

Crochet V Stitch Tutorials and Free Patterns

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    The Theory Behind a Crochet V Stitch

    Crochet V Stitches.
    Crochet V Stitches. Crochet V Stitches. Photos © Michael and Amy Solovay.

    As the name suggests, crocheted V-stitches resemble the letter V. The V is usually formed by crocheting a tall stitch, then a chain, then another of the same sort of tall stitch, all into the same stitch or space.

    So, for example, you might have a double crochet, then a chain stitch, then another double crochet. If you work those 3 stitches together into the same stitch, the result looks like a V. You could also work a V stitch with treble crochets, double trebles, or even taller stitches instead...MORE of the double crochets.

    If you’re working in rows, it’s necessary to give some thought to the other stitches surrounding the v stitch. Working the V as described means an increase of 2 stitches. If it isn’t your intention for your piece to grow continually wider as you work, you’ll need to compensate for the increases. To accomplish this, you need to skip some stitches before you work another V, or apply some other means of decreasing the width.

    That's the basic theory behind the V-stitch. You can apply this theory to crochet many different V-stitch variations; there are limitless possibilities.

  • 02 of 10

    Free Instructions for V Stitch and Variations of It:

    Basic Crochet V Stitch
    Basic Crochet V Stitch. Basic Crochet V Stitch -- Photo © Michael Solovay

     

    Want to see a demonstration of how to crochet the basic v stitch, worked in rows? If so, this is the tutorial for you. The page includes many step-by-step photos so you can see every step of the process.

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    V Stitch in Brick Repeat
    V Stitch in Brick Repeat. V Stitch in Brick Repeat -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Most of the v stitch patterns I've seen involve working v stitches stacked directly on top of each other. What if you vary the repeat so that the vs are staggered, sort of like bricks in a wall? This v stitch variation is one possible way of doing that.

    4. Try a Project: You can use this stitch to crochet these lacy fingerless gloves.

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    Lacy Interrupted V Stitch
    Lacy Interrupted V Stitch. Lacy Interrupted V Stitch -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This stitch pattern is more open, and lacier than most of the usual v stitch patterns you see around. It's also interesting to crochet, and goes quickly.

    I've used this stitch extensively in my crochet pattern designs; for example, the photo at left shows a scarf crocheted in this stitch pattern. I've also crocheted a baby blanket in this pattern; the baby blanket is linked further down the page.

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    Puff Lace With Half Double Crochet V Stitch
    Puff Lace With Half Double Crochet V Stitch. Puff Lace With Half Double Crochet V Stitch -- Photo © Michael Solovay

    You don't always have to use tall crochet stitches for forming your v-stitches. In this example, you can use the half double crochet stitch instead. You can also combine the Vs with highly textured puff stitches to create an interesting reversible fabric.

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    Lacy Interrupted V Stitch Baby Blanket
    Lacy Interrupted V Stitch Baby Blanket. Lacy Interrupted V Stitch Baby Blanket -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This baby blanket makes use of the lacy interrupted v stitch pattern, and it's finished with the edging linked on the next page.

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    Lacy V Stitch Blanket Edging With Picots
    Lacy V Stitch Blanket Edging With Picots. Lacy V Stitch Blanket Edging With Picots -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This v stitch edging is such a lovely way to finish off a baby blanket.

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    Thread Crochet Scarf Worked in V Stitch
    Thread Crochet Scarf Worked in V Stitch. Thread Crochet Scarf Worked in V Stitch - Photo © Amy Solovay

    Don't let the words "thread crochet" intimidate you. This scarf is super easy, and goes quicker than you'd think.

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  • 09 of 10
    Two photos of a lacy striped crocheted scarf.
    Two photos of a lacy striped crocheted scarf. Lacy Striped Crochet Scarf Pattern -- Photo © M. Solovay

    A v stitch scarf. 

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    V Stitch Granny Square
    V Stitch Granny Square. V Stitch Granny Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This little granny square is another example of an interesting way to put the v stitch to work.