V-Stitch Afghan

This afghan is a very simple one that I started while trying to use up some of the Lion Brand Homespun yarn that I had left over after another project… Well… I wound up buying more yarn (very lucky they still had the same dye lot!)  and now still have yarn in the left over box…grin This is what I used:

Lion Brand Homespun    Aran   approx. 4 skeins

Lion Brand Homespun    Rococco  approx. 4 skeins

Crochet Hook  size I

This is the V-stitch pattern that can be used to make many things:  the thread size and needle size will determine the size of the finished project.  Using small thread (ie: Cebelia or #10 cotton) will make lovely doilies that can be edged with a shell border or any border you like.

Ch 3 at beginning and end of each row counts as first dc throughout this pattern.

Chain 109 stitches.

Row 1:  Dc in 4th ch from hook, skip next ch, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next chain [first V-Stitch made. This is the V-Stitch used throughout this pattern], *(skip 2 ch, V-stitch in next ch)* Continue in the skip 2 ch, V-stitch in next ch pattern across length of chain ending with V-stitch in 3rd to last chain stitch.  Skip next ch st, dc in last ch st.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: V-stitch in ch 2 space of each V-stitch across, dc in top of beginning ch3 st, ch3, turn.

Row 3: V-stitch in ch2 sp of each V-stitch across, dc in top of ch3, ch3 and turn.

Repeat Row 3 until desired length.

My afghan is 45″ x 92″  You can make your color changes as often as you like or make it all one color if you prefer single color afghans. As I said, this is a very simple pattern and easily adaptable for whatever project you might like to do.

17 Responses to V-STITCH AFGHAN

  1. kay chenoweth says:

    very easy to find and down load

  2. Redd says:

    Very pretty afghan. I love using the V-stitch pattern. works up lovely and is very adaptable. Homespun yarn is nice, but somewhat difficult to use. I find it hard to see the stitches. Maybe my eyes are just going bad…lol, but perhaps I’ll try this pattern with a larger crochet hook than what you used. Although the yarn is expensive and makes for a pricey afghan, would make a wonderful gift.

  3. Linda S. says:

    Thanks so much, Redd. I’m glad you like the afghan. And, yes, it does make a wonderful gift.

  4. Gayle Racite says:

    Unless I missed it, Redd, there isn’t a border! I have been searching for hours for just ONE V-Stitch Afghan with a border. I MUST say, your afghan is the prettiest that I’ve seen!

    If you have a border that you have laying around…e-mail it to me. I don’t care what it would cost…!

    Thanx much!

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  6. Mary says:

    I love this pattern, thank you so much! I am about 50 rows in, alternating Caron Rose and Off White – 20 rows/5 rows – and it is beautiful. Thanks again for a great pattern!

  7. Elle says:

    Would love to learn to crochet. I really want to crochet a poncho!!
    Your crocheting is lovely 🙂

  8. Julie Page says:

    I made this pattern for my now ex husband and wanted to make one for myself. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR HELPING ME FIND IT AGAIN. YOUR AWESOME.


  9. Leah says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Loved how simple it was

  11. Lorraine says:

    Are we repeating row 3 to desired length?

  12. Janet Stallsmith says:

    Is row 3 repeated to desired length?

  13. Cin says:

    Janet… Since you wrote recently, reading responses, it looks like no one has been answering or commenting in response for awhile.
    If You don’t mind my saying so, from my ‘hundreds of years of reading patterns’ I’d say yes, go with Row three to desired length.

    I’m searching around for a baby blanket using this pattern. I’m afraid I need specifics for smaller size. 😉
    Good luck with your project.

  14. Tracy says:

    I’m working on this pattern in a smaller size, to make a scarf. I love the pattern — it’s easy to play round with to make different sized projects. My scarf is made with two strands of Caron Simply Soft yearn, one of Soft Pink, the other of Off White. It’s working up beautifully!

  15. foodgirlmeg says:

    This pattern works up as a very lightweight blanket with Lion’s brand Mandala yarn. Making it for my mommy who is in Florida and needed a lightweight pattern. Since the yarn weight is rated as a 3 and using an I hook it makes it very lightweight and perfect for FL fall weather

  16. Linda S. says:

    I’m glad this is working for you, foodgirlmeg. It’s a favorite of mine. 🙂 Janette and Lorraine.. I’m so sorry about not responding. But your questions were perfect.. made me realize that I needed to correct that to say “Repeat Row 3”.. 🙂 I’ve changed it now. 🙂

  17. Pauline Matlack says:

    How do you do the edging?

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