This week are learning the Half Double Crochet V-Stitch! We are on block #16 of the Stash Busting Sampler Afghan Crochet Along, only 8 more to go!! This was one of those “wait, you can do that??” crochet stitches for me. I can’t wait to share it with you.
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How to Crochet the Half Double Crochet V-Stitch
If you’ve ever crocheted the traditional double crochet v-stitch this will be a breeze for you because you pretty much just replace the double crochets with half double crochets (hdc). So it will be a hdc, ch 1, hdc all worked in the same place. For the foundation row you’ll work your v’s into the chains but on each row after that you’ll work your v’s in the chain 1 spaces.
This is a great stitch for tricky yarn – I’m looking at you Lionbrand Homespun- because you don’t need to see the stitches to crochet it. I used this same stitch in my Color Tour Slouchy Hat so if you want to see how this works up in the round be sure to check that out.
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Let’s get started, be sure to read over the notes section for some helpful hints and tips.
Half Double Crochet V-Stitch Square Materials and Pattern Information
#4/Worsted Weight Yarn (Bernat Super Value used in sample)
5.5mm crochet hook
Needle to weave in ends
Gauge and Sizing
Gauge: 3 v-stitches x 5 rows
Finished: 12 x 12
I use US Terminology
Hdc: half double crochet
Sc: single crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch unless otherwise noted.
Make sure your beginning chain is loose
Row 1 did curl slightly for me but straightened out on the next row
To make this pattern bigger or smaller chain any multiple of 2.
Half Double Crochet V-Stitch Square Free Crochet Pattern
Ch 34 to start
Row 1: (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in 4th ch from hook (skipped chains count as hdc), *skip 1 ch, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next. Repeat from * across until 2 chs remain. Skip 1 ch, hdc in last. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in each ch 1 space across. Hdc in last st. Turn.
Row 3-28: Repeat row 2. On last row Do not turn, continue to border.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner st. When working sc in the v’s along top edge. Do not sc in ch spaces, sc in hdc’s only. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st.
Repeat as needed until your square is 12 in.
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