If you’re looking for a crochet stitch that works up fast and is easy to master, the v-stitch is perfect! And I love how one row of v-stitches looks like a zig-zag. You could alternate colors every row, make blocks of colors, or stripes. This baby blanket was made for my friend Shannon (you may remember her from THIS POST) who just had a rainbow baby. For those that are unfamiliar with that term, a “rainbow baby” is a baby that is born following a miscarriage or still birth. I wanted to make a subtle rainbow (nothing too frilly) for her new sweet baby boy. A gender neutral project with just the right amount of color!
To make a v-stitch you only have to know how to make a double crochet and a chain.
One v-stitch = DC + chain 1 + DC all in the same stitch.
– Worsted Weight Yarn. 2 skeins of gray 1 skein of other colors.
I used Bernat Super Value in Soft Grey, White, Aqua, Fern, Bright Yellow, Pumpkin, and Berry.
You can find all these colors and the entire line of Bernat Super Value yarn at Yarnspirations.com!
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry needle
V-stitch = DC + chain 1 + DC all in the same stitch.
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
V-stitch blanket pattern:
Starting with gray:
Chain 93 (I actually started with 73 but the blanket was a bit skinny. I recommend a starting chain of 93)
V-stitch in 4th chain from hook, *skip 2 stitches, V-stitch in next, repeat from * the rest of the way down chain, DC in last, chain 3, turn
Round 2-5: V-stitch in each v-stitch from previous row, DC in top of chain 3, chain 3, turn
Change to white yarn before chaining 3 in round 5
Round 6: With white V-stitch in each v-stitch from previous row, DC in top of chain 3
change to red yarn, chain 3, turn
Round 7-8: With red v-stitch in each v-stitch from previous row, DC in top of chain 3, chain 3, turn
change to white before chaining 3 in round 8
Round 9: With white V-stitch in each v-stitch from previous row, DC in top of chain 3
Change to gray, chain 3 and continue pattern from beginning, making 5 rows of gray, one row of white, and your accent or rainbow color between the white.
When it’s the length you desire, SC around entire blanket with gray. Make 2 SC in each DC/chain 3 along rough edges.
When you get to the corners SC+chain 2+SC in the corners.
Make 4 rounds of SC around the border and one round of white to finish it off. Feel free to add scallops or pretty picot border to finish it off as well!
Can’t wait to see the color combos in your v-stitch blankets!
Here is sweet baby Lars Oscar all snug in his new blanket!