Week 7 of The 50 Stitches crochet along features the V stitch. The V stitch is a really versatile stitch which can be used in blankets, shawls and scarves. If you use a chunky yarn it can be a much more closed pattern with smaller gaps. If you use a thinner yarn it can be much more lacy and open.

There are several versions of the V stitch, some more intricate than others but I’ve opted for this one as I think it creates a pretty look and is nice and easy once you get past row 1.

This stitch is usually made in multiples of 3 plus 7, but I’ve had to modify the pattern slightly with an extra stitch or two to get the correct stitch count we need for our squares.

You can find the links for all the squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

UK translation

Double crochet = treble crochet

The Pattern

For this square you will need a 4mm hook

Start by making a foundation chain of 32

The turning chain counts as your first dc plus one chain which will count as a skipped stitch.

Row 1. Dc in the 5th chain from your hook, chain 1 then make a dc in the same stitch as the first dc (this forms your first V stitch).  Skip 2 stitches and make your second v stitch (dc, chain 1, dc – all in 1 stitch). *Skip 2 chains, v stitch* repeat this across the chain until you have 3 stitches left. Skip 1 stitch and dc in the last 2 stitches. (30 Stitches in the row)

Where you form your first V stitch in relation to the turning chain

Turn

Row 2. Turning chain in the top of the first dc, dc in next stitch. V stitch into the chain space of the v stitch below in row 1. V stitch into every chain space in the row. ( 9 V stitches in total) Dc in last stitch

from Row 2 up, each V stitch is made into the top of the V stitch in the row below

Turn

Row 3. Turning chain in first stitch. V stitch in every chain space. Dc in last 2 stitches.

Rows 4-13. Repeat rows 2 and 3. End with a repeat of row 3. There should be 9 V stitches in each row and 30 stitches in total

The Border

For the top and bottom sc in the post of the V and 2 sc in the gap of each V. For the edges make 3 sc in the side of rows 1, 4, 9 and 13, 2 sc in the side of all other rows.

You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)

You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends

You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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