Did you know March is National Crochet Month? Last year at this time I was just a few weeks into this wonderful blogging journey when I decided the perfect way to celebrate a month of crochet would be to learn some new crochet stitches and share them with you.
So that’s what I did. Those 5 original crochet stitch tutorials are still some of my most popular posts. You can find them and a few other great tutorials HERE. I have decided to do the same thing again this year!
Every Friday this month I will be releasing a new step by step crochet stitch tutorial for you. Sound fun? I’m pretty excited about it because I love learning new stitches. It is such a great way for us crocheters to build up and advance our skills.
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Today I am going to show you how to crochet the Offset V-Stitch. It is a lot like the traditional v-stitch, but you place your v’s into a stitch rather than the chain 1 from the V below. This versatile stitch creates a lacy fabric great for almost any project.
The offset v-stitch also looks great in stripes! I made a swatch so you could see what it looks like in a solid color, 2 row stripes, and 1 row stripes (please ignore my ends haha). If you decide to crochet it in the 2 row stripes it is easy to carry your yarn up the side so you have less ends to weave in.
Materials I am using today
-Caron One Pound Yarn in the color Lilac. This is a #4/worsted weight yarn.
-6mm clover amour hook
-As always, you are free to use any yarn and hook combo you want
-Dc: double crochet
How to Crochet the Offset V Stitch
Row 1: Chain any multiple of 3 + 1, I chained 28. Dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as dc + ch 1). *Skip 2 chs, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch. Repeat across until 3 chs remain. Skip 2 chs, dc in last. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1). Dc in same st as ch 4. *Skip next st and ch 1 sp. (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st. Repeat across until 3 sts/chs remain. Skip next st and ch 1 sp, Dc in last (which is the 2nd stitch of the turning chain 4 becasue remember it counts as a dc + ch 1). Turn.
Repeat row 2 until your work is the desired size.
That’s it! Have you ever crocheted this stitch before?
What will you make? Tell me below!
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