In this video, Jen Lucas demonstrates how this double crochet group stitch pattern. This is a beautiful stitch pattern that is deceptively easy, with a 1-row repeat.
To begin, chain any odd number of stitches.
Row 1: Skip the first 4 chs (counts as a DC, ch-1) and work 2 DC into the 5th ch from the hook, [skip 2 chains, 2 DC into the following ch] across until 3 chs remain, skip 2 chains, DC in last ch.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st DC of row), turn, 2 DC in space between next pair of DC sts across until all pairs of DC have been worked, DC in top of DC at end of row.
Repeat Row 2 for pattern.
Jen points out that you have 1 DC along each edge (either a ch-3 or a DC), and double crochet groups (or pairs) in between.
This stitch pattern is sometimes called a “DC v-stitch” pattern, but this is not to be confused with another “DC v-stitch” pattern of the same name that has a ch-1 between each pair of DC.
Jen demonstrates how to change color for another row. She works to the very last YO of the last DC of the row, then cuts the old color and makes a YO with the new color and draws through those last two loops of the last DC of the row. After the color change, Jen continues in the same DC group stitch pattern beginning with the ch-3 turning chain.
This charming stitch pattern is great for shawls, summer sweaters, tank tops, baby items, scarves—the sky is the limit! Whether you are a beginner looking for a new stitch pattern to try, or you are an experienced crocheter looking for a fun weekend project, stitch along with Jen to see how easy and beautiful this pattern really is!