If you’re familiar with the basic crochet stitches like double crochets and chains, you may be looking to take your crochet stitches to the next level. The V-stitch is a great intermediate stitch created by working into the same stitch twice, sometimes with chains between the stitches. In this video, Corrina Ferguson explains the basics of V-stitches.
Corrina creates the V-stitch fabric by working a row of double crochet, followed by a row of V-stitches. When working the row of V-stitches, she works a double crochet (dc), a chain 1 (ch 1), and another double crochet (dc) all into the same stitch. She then skips two stitches and repeats across the row. The (dc, ch 1, dc) is what makes up the V-stitch. When she works the next row, double crochet stitches are worked into the chain space in order for the stitch count to remain the same.
There are hundreds of different types of V-stitches. You can work them in all the basic stitches of crochet (single, half double, double, treble). You can create a fabric worked entirely in V-stitches or break it up with other stitches as Corrina did in this lesson. Now that you know the basic construction of a V-stitch, try experimenting with more V-stitch stitch patterns!