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!
Thanks so much. This is gorgeous!
Marlene Kelleher says
I’m looking forward to making this when I get home from Montana for my son’s wedding this week. I’m legally blind and it take me a little long to finish. I only see 20% in each eye, like a door closing and a spot in my other eye. But God has me here for a reason, and I hope it is to spread love and make thing for everyone. I’m finishing making 50 lap robes for the veterans at our local Va hospital.
Again, thank you for sharing. Marlene
Thanks so much for sharing this lovely pattern! I have made a v-stitch blanket before and it was so fun to crochet, but I love how you did this one with the colored stripes and gray, set off by the white. You have such a good color sense and your crochet is so beautiful and even. You are so kind to share your talents!
Love love love this, pinning ready for the next baby in the family (or friend! )
Heather G says
Gorgeous blanket. Love the colors and your stitches are perfect. I crochet “lap-ghans”for a local nursing home and this would be perfect. I don’t recall ever using this stitch before. Getting started today. Thank you for sharing. BTW, you now have a new subscriber to your blog. Going to check out the crockpot recipes also.
Torrie Hoskins says
What a beautiful blanket 🙂 thank you for sharing this pattern 🙂
Carrie Dunham says
Already made three afghans for new grandson. Guess what I am making next! This is gorgeous.
This is beautiful. Love the color combination. What are the dimensions of the finished blanket?
Alice Marable says
Gorgeous! I’m about to make this but what is the gauge and what is the finished size please?
Is there a graph for this stitch please?
brittni galvin says
Aww how cute! It’s funny I started a blanket from your blog for my 3 yr old daughter with this stitch in March but haven’t finished (had a new baby) I’m doing a stripe pattern too 🙂 would love to share it with you when I finish 🙂
Thanks for the pattern! I had been wanting to try a v-stitch blanket for a while and your instructions were so easy to follow. I just finished mine yesterday. I put pictures here: http://lisascrochet.blogspot.com/2016/06/v-stitch-baby-boy-blanket.html
What a gorgeous pattern! I would like to make an afghan from this pattern. Could you please tell me how many chains should I start with?
Mary Wiley says
3+1 is the number of chains until you reach the size you want. First v stitch in 5th chain from hook. End row with 2 ch left. Skip 1 and Dc in last. Chain 3 and turn. Follow the rest of the original instructions about how many rows and changing colors. Made this with the 93 chains but still found it to be too skinny.
Barbara Ann Berry says
Hi Sarah, Love, Love, Love this pattern. I would like to make a Throw using this stitch but I am wondering what is the Multiple? I’d like to go 52″ x 70″
Margaret Warner says
I love this pattern would love to copy for myself for my grandbabies hope you agree
Arlene B. Collins says
To make it bigger what is the multiples in stitch count.
fifa 17 points says
I value the data on your websites. Many thanks!.
Linda Imray says
I love this pattern for a baby blanket, and even though it is in US crochet terms, its not difficult to transpose them to UK ones as I live in England! Thank you and hope to see more patterns like this on your website. I am not on facebook so can’t pick up patterns from that.
I would also like to know what multiples, please, so I can use for full sized blanket. So pretty! Thanks!!!
I made the V stitch afghan for a friend of mine at Christmas time. It was so easy and fast to do. I made it in a week and a half. I made it big enough to go on a queen size bed. She was so excited when she opened her present. She sleeps with it all the time. Now I am making another one for my sister-in-law. She has been having health problems and I wanted to cheer her up. So thank you so much for the pattern. I love it. It is one of my favorites.
Gay Baker says
Love, love, love everything about this!!! Ready to get started now!! Thanks so much for sharing!
Barbara Hunter says
I have been looking for a V-stitch pattern to make in shades of pink and white, for my daughter who has stage IV inflammatory breast cancer. I want to make something to help cheer her up.
Thanks for the pattern.
Love this b stitch thanks so much for sharing your pattern wondering if you hav made a throw blanket in an adult size using this stitch I’m new to crocheting uncertain of stitches and amount of yarn needed
Beautiful blanket and I too would like to know how to make it larger
Laci Fiala says
1) you said starting chain of 73 or 93. To adjust the width of the blanket is there a “multiple of ___ + ___” rule to follow?
2) what were the final dimensions of the blanket (what was 93 chains for you and how many rows did you do)?
would like to know that answer too. thanks
Very sad that they never answered the question as to what the repeat pattern would be so this blanket could be made larger. Disappointed for sure!
I agree. I would like the finished size.
Thank you for sharing your pattern. I think I am going to make this for a co-worker that is due with a baby boy this May. They haven’t picked colors for the nursery yet, but I think this is just the thing! Thank you again!
sue allen says
Thanks so much for the pattern. And for the term Rainbow Baby. I had never heard of the term before but it fits perfect now. My cousin lost a baby in October and they just found out she is pregnant again. We are all so happy for them. Thanks again for explaining the term. Now I have to get busy and crochet her a blanket for the new little one.
Jennie Smith says
I just made the v stitch baby Afghan. It was so easy and fast. Thank you for creating this stitch and sharing.
Brenda Tolly says
Thank you i am really really new to this but i love it i could sit and crochet all day long i just wish i could find a chart that tells me the # of chains i need i have yet to find one im reallt excited..
Tammy Boneham says
I’m a new crocheter. I want to make this for my Grandson but in a bigger size he’s 11. Like a smaller Twin size. Could you please help me? I need to know how many to start chain. And would there be any other changes I would need to be aware of?
Thank you very much