Looking for a quick pattern using basic crochet stitches? Then this double crochet v stitch blanket might be it! If you know how to double crochet, then you can crochet up this design in just a couple days which in crochet time = hardly any time at all! Ready to get started? Scroll on down to find the full FREE crochet afghan pattern using the v stitch.
The yarn for this post was generously supplied by my friends over at Lion Brand Yarn! Thank you!
My son A asked me for a blanket for his (also his brothers) room so he had something to keep cozy while reading. He is really loving Harry Potter right now and reads every day! Proud mama here. If he asks for a blanket to read I am most definitely going to oblige him! Since his room is decorated in a gray, navy and white sport theme we wanted a blanket that would go with that color scheme. So we picked out (OK, he did) the matching colors in yarn from Lion Brand and I had the green light to get started!
We decided to go with the Color Made Easy yarn line because of the modern color choices and plus I never can pass up a good bulky yarn! If you have ever worked with Woolspun from LB this yarn has a very similar feel and look to that line. Ultimately, we ended up with the colors Shade, Birch and Huckleberry which match his & his brothers room perfectly!
(Click the yarn images below to explore each color)
Ready to get started?
So know that you picked your favorite yarn colors and decided on making this blanket it is time to get started! Keep on scrolling down to find the full v-stitch pattern and list of materials! Happy V-Stitching!
The DC V-Stitch Pattern Details
Description: This simple & classic v-stitch crochet blanket pattern is quick to work up and creates a beautiful textured looking piece!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Color Made Easy by Lion Brand = yardage is listed below for each color only for blanket shown. Other approximate yardage is listed further down.
- Throw Blanket = 35″ x 48″ Ch 68 and work 65 rows. 1,000 yards
Yarn needed: Birch = <247 yards or 1 skein, Huckleberry = <494 yards or 2 skeins, Shade = <494 yards or 2 skeins
Yardage for Different Sizes:
Approximate yardage is listed below for different blanket sizes
- Twin Blanket = 59″ x 85″ Ch 154 and work 85 rows. 2620 yards
- Queen Blanket = 80″ x 90″ Ch 204 and work 90 rows. 3700 yards
- King Blanket = 96″ x 90″ = Ch 244 and work 90 rows 4440 yards
K 6.5 mm Crochet Hook ( I used a Boye Ergonomic Crochet Hook)
Gauge: 6 stitches for every 4″ or 6 double crochets
Finished Size: 34.5″ width x 48″ length (as written) change size by using an even # starting chain.
- DC = Double Crochet
- CH = Chain
- SK = Skip
- Written in standard US terms
- Read up on my tutorial on how to change colors in crochet because it will come in handy for this blanket design. “Click Here” to learn my method.
- I did carry the yarn through with the birch row & huckleberry small rows so I didn’t have to weave in those ends, but the rest of the rows I followed the method above.
- Yarn yardage will change when making a different size than the one shown.
DC V-STITCH CROCHET PATTERN
Foundation Row: Ch 68 with Grey (or if you’d prefer to make this pattern smaller or larger any even # of a starting chain will work)
Row 1: In the fourth CH from the hook make 2 DC, SK a CH, * in the next CH make 2 DC’s, SK A CH, repeat from * across the row ending with a SK CH, then DC in the last ST, turn. (65)
Row 2: Ch 3, *Working between the two DC’s from the row before make 2 DC’s in between them (it makes a V!) Do you see it?, repeat from * across ending with 1 double crochet into the top of the CH 3 from the row before, turn. (65)
Row 3- 65: Repeat Row 2. Follow color guidelines below to change colors for rows. (65)
- Row 15: Grey
- Row 16: White
- Row 17 Navy
- Row 18 White
- Row 19-47: Navy
- Row 48: White
- Row 49: Navy
- Row 50 White
- Row 51- 65: Grey
After Row 65: Fasten off yarn ends and weave in ends throughout the blanket.
Your Blanket is now finished!
You did it! See how easy it was? I hope you liked this free v-stitch tutorial and if you have any questions about the pattern please feel free to send me an email at krista [@] rescuedpawdesigns.com.
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