V Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
So the other day I got a ginormous box of yarn with 15 different colors in it. How awesome is that? It all started because I wanted this one color in particular (peacock which you can see in the very bottom of this pic at the top and in most of the DIY photos) and couldn’t find. So I ordered directly from the Red Heart website. But to get free shipping it needed to total so much and I didn’t see the point in spending money on shipping when I could instead spend $30 more than I had intended but have 15 amazing colors of yarn to play with.
And since I recently made a gigantic V double crochet throw for my bedroom, I thought it would be a good time to teach the stitch to y’all. And if you’re wondering, I’ll be sharing my big purple bad boy with you sometime next week. Woot! (that’s kind of my new thing… everything exciting is followed by – woot!)
For this stitch you can use just about any yarn or any hook size but I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn and an H hook.
Chain an even number of times.
Double crochet in the fourth chain from your hook. Chain one.
Skip the next chain and double crochet TWICE into the chain just after. See how you can tell in the pic that you’ve got two little clumps of two doubles together? Perfect.
Continue this down the entire length doing your last section of two double crochets in that final stitch.
If you’re changing colors, do that now and chain twice.
Double crochet IN BETWEEN the first clump (will be your chain of 3 and one double crochet). Go through the doubles, not the loops like you normally would.
Continue down the line making two double crochets in between two from the row before. Can you see how the V shape is starting to form?
Work down the end and before cutting your yarn and changing colors, do a quick glance down to make sure all of your stitches are through the two doubles and not the empty spaces on either side (it’s easy to get confused the second row but it’s easier after that!)
As you keep stitching, the v shape becomes more and more prevalent. When done all in one color and tightly stitched you get an interesting, chevron-esque pattern.
When done loosely in a single color with a bulky thread you get a lot more space in between each of the Vs and the look is completely different, but you’ll see all about that next week when I unveil my afghan!
But until then, bust out that yarn and get to this v double crochet stitch. It’s so impressive and so easy to do and I love that after row 2, there’s no counting. It’s all autopilot from there!