I had this grey blanket. It’s basically my favorite thing in the entire world. It’s so soft and squishy and warm and it was the very first crochet project I made all by myself, so it meant a lot to me. It was also horribly lopsided, but hey, it was my first project! But it shed little dark grey fuzzies ALL OVER THE PLACE. It was terrible and annoying and so I made the decision on not take it into my new apartment. I had it for almost 10 years, it was time to let it go.
But I used that blanket LITERALLY EVERY DAY so I now that I have left myself sad and cold and blanket-less, I started making a brand new blanket for myself. The original one was pretty simple and just used a double crochet stitch. And it was fine. But I wanted to step up my game and so I found a new stitch to try. I went with the No-Space Double Crochet V-Stitch and y’all. IT IS THE BEST STITCH EVER!! It’s so easy (you ONLY use the double crochet stitch) but it looks so great and a bit fancier- you have to try it!!!
Here’s how you do it:
- Crochet a foundation chain that is a multiple of 6.
- 2 double crochet (dc) in 4th chain from hook. (This is the V-stitch).
- Skip 1, 2 dc in next chain (ch).
- Repeat step 3 until there are two chains left.
- Skip 1, then dc in last ch. This completes your first row of V-stitches bordered by 1 dc on either end of the row.
- Turn the work and ch 3 for you first dc of the new row.
- Skip 2, 2 dc in the space between the two dc that make the V from the row below.
- Repeat step 7 across the V-stitches of the row below.
- Skip 1, dc in last ch.
- Repeat steps 6 – 9 until the project is the length you desire. Finish off and weave in ends.
Pretty easy, right?!? Right! I just love it – there’s plenty of room to squish your fingers in there but it’s solid enough to keep you warm. I liked this stitch so much, that I chose to use it for a baby blanket that I’m making for my future niece or nephew!
I’m also in love with the colors for this baby blanket. I might want to keep it for myself. But I won’t. But I’ll be tempted. We’ll see what happens… 🙂