I have a new crochet stitch that I am just in love with. It is called the V Stitch and it is very easy and simple to crochet many different projects using this stitch. I have already used the stitch pattern to make a blanket and a scarf.
There are several different versions of the V Stitch and I do mine without a chain stitch between my double crochet stitches. It makes for a less-holey project and works up faster for me without having to chain between stitches.
To crochet the small blanket or lapghan, I chained 101 stitches to start with a H (5 mm) crochet hook. I then turn and work double crochet (DC) into the 3rd stitch from hook, *skip one chain, 2DC in next stitch* and just repeat across. End with a DC in last stitch. Chain 2 and turn. Work a 2DC in each V stitch space and end with a DC in last stitch or at top of the turning chain.
I worked two rows in each color and just carried the yarn along the sides after each color change. When I finished the length I wanted for the lapghan, I worked a row of single crochet stitching down the long side to hide the color changes. I ran out of the vintage blue yarn I was using otherwise I would of added an additional row of edging around the whole blanket. It still turned out to be a nice size lapghan with a finished width of 35 inches by 25 inches long. Again you can do more stitches to start or more rows for a bigger blanket.
For the scarf pattern, I started with chain 21, DC in 3rd st, 2 DC, skip, 2 DC, repeat across with DC in last st. Ch 2, turn, 2 DC in space of V across with DC in last st (top of chain.) SC along short side on both ends to finish. I crocheted to 50 inches long.
If you haven’t already tried this stitch, I hope I have inspired you with my two V stitch projects. Best wishes and happy crocheting to all!