Crochet V Stitch Variations: Tips, Tutorials, Ideas

Crochet V Stitch Variations   by Janice Jones     |Published 08-16-2023

The Crochet V stitch is likely one of the first beginner-friendly sitches one learns after the master the basic six stitches (chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, and treble crochet stitch). Learn basic crochet stitches.

It's not surprising becuase it's easy to make, looks great and beginners can feel proud creating a pattern that looks beautiful and advanced, even though it is not.  

It gets its name from its appearance.  The fabric that is created looks like little Vs.  

Let's look at some of the Crochet V Stitch Variations

Double Crochet V Stitch in a Solid Color


The double crochet V stitch is likely the most readily recognizable.  It's light and airy and requires one to know how to make double crochet stitches as well as chains. 

If you would like to recreate this Crochet V stitch washcloth, please go to the Crochet V Stitch Double Crochet free pattern that walks you through the process.

Half Double Crochet V Stitch

Swatch of the half double crochet v stitch worked with 100^ cotton yarn.

This is just as easy as making double crochet stitches, but you are creating half double crochet stitches instead.  It produces a slightly thicker, dense fabric and the little Vs are more difficult to see.

The swatch above was made using Bernat Handicrater cotton Number 4 worsted weight yarn in the color coral rose.  It swatch shown also has a single crochet border because I tend to use it as a washcloth.  If you would like to recreate this project, the instructions follow.

How to Work the Half Double Crochet Stitch

The half double crochet V stitch works over a multiples of 2 chain stitches or an even number.  You can either add a couple of chains to create side borders of stand alone h


ch – chain stitch
st- stitch
hdc – half double crochet


  • Bernat Handicrafter Cotton from Yarnspirations.  Number 4.  1.75 oz (50 g)/84 yd (77) in Coral Rose.
  • H (5.0 mm) Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

Finished Measurements

6.5 inch square


Pattern:  (1 hdc, 1 ch, 1 hdc)

Ch 30.

Work in the 4th chain from the hook.  

Row 1:  1 hdc, 1 ch, 1 hdc into the 4th ch from the hook.  Skip the next ch. Then work (1 hdc, 1 ch, 1 hdc), skip next chain and repeat across the row.  One hdc in last ch.  Ch 2, turn.

Repeat row 1 until you reach your desired length.  

Either fasten off or add a row of single crochet stitches around the border adding two single crochet stitches in each corner.  Fasten off, weave in ends.

More Crochet V Stitch Variations

You can also create this pattern using treble stitches or single crochet stitches.  Here are a couple more ideas. 

Double Crochet V Stitch Motif Dishcloth

A variation of the crochet v stitch:  This swatch is a motif or type of granny square

This could be considered to be an alternative to the traditional granny square because you can make many squares and join them together or keep working and make one large square. 

The concept is very similar to the granny square, but you will be making double crochet v stitches instead of the 3 double crochet cluster as commonly used.  For this, I will be making a square dishcloth.


  • Cotton Yarn of your choice
  • Hook size:  4.5 mm
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

V stitch (v-st) (double crochet, one chain, double crochet) in same space.

Abbreviations & Special Stitches

ch: chain

sc:  single crochet

hdc:  half double crochet

st(s): stitches

sl st:  slip stitch

v-st:  (v-stitch) - (hdc, ch 1, hdc)


To make it easier to follow (hopefully) I've added additional instructions to these directions. 

Make a loop by making four chain stitches and then joining to create the circle with a slip stitch.  

Rnd 1: Work 4 chs in center circle (3 ch = 1 dc, plus one ch to complete the V stitch pattern.  1 dc. (this completes your first v stitch).  Ch 3 (creates the corner).  Next, work (dc, ch, dc) into the original center loop. Ch 3 (second corner). Then, (dc, ch, dc) into original loop. Chain 3 (3rd corner).  Then, (dc, ch, dc) into original loop.  Chain 3 (fourth corner). (dc, ch, dc) into original center loop.  Sl st into the 3rd ch from the base from the previous round. Then sl st into ch sp of the V stitch from previous round.  

Rnd 2:  Ch 4, dc in same space.  Make v-st, Ch 3, v-st (corner 1).  Work V-stitch in ch sp of the previous rnd. v-st. Make v-st, Ch 3, v-st (corner 2).  Work V-stitch in ch sp of previous rnd  v- st. Make v-st, Ch 3, v-st (corner 3). Work V-stitch in ch sp of the previous rnd. Make v-st, Ch 3, v-st (corner 4).  Sl st into 3 ch from bottom, then sl st into the center of the previous v-st.

Repeat round 2 working v-stitches in the chain spaces of the previous round and creating corners by making one v-st, chain 3, and one v-st  until you reach your desired size.  Fasten off.

Color changing V Stitch Dishcloth

This pattern was written by one of our readers.  

The crochet v stitch worked in assorted colors

Sometimes it is difficult to know what to do with the small amounts of different colors of yarn left over from other projects. This project was created using scraps and a basic double v stitch. This is a versatile stitch that is easy to change colors with on every row.

Hook size: 3.00 mm

Weight: 100 % cotton yarn in various colorways

Foundation Row: chain 30

Row 1: Into the 4th chain from hook double crochet* skip 2 chains double crochet single crochet double crochet all into the next chain space* repeat from * to* across row
Change colors

Row 2: chain 3 into chain 1 space* into the top of the previous row work a double crochet single crochet and a double crochet* repeat from* to* across row change colors.

Repeat row 2 for pattern.

Edging: single crochet around project with three single crochets in the corners of the dishcloth. Weave in the tail in at least three different directions to ensure that the ends of the project don't come loose through use.

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