Monday, 30 March 2015

V-stitch Blanket

 
After making so many baby jackets and hats in the last couple of months,
I was left with loads of small amounts of lots of different colours.
 
So..... I decided to make a V-stitch blanket
 
Marianna's V-stitch Blanket
  
This stitch is much easier to DO than to explain !!

If you can make granny squares..... then...... you CAN make this blanket !

All you need to know is how to chain,
and how to make a treble crochet stitch (UK) or double crochet (US)
 
There are also many internet tutorials that might help you
 

 
Basically - make a foundation  or starting chain of the length you want, depending on your yarn thickness. Using DK (8ply) yarn and a 4mm crochet hook I made a chain of 105sts - this has given me a width of  28" (71cm)
 
First Row
Make a treble (UK) stitch in the 5th chain from the hook, make 1 chain, then another treble in the same stitch ............. this makes the first V
 
Miss the next chain, then, make (1 treble, 1 chain, 1 treble) in the next stitch
 
Continue this all across the row, ending with 1 treble in the last stitch
 
 Next Row
 
 Chain 3sts, turn
 
Make a V-stitch in every V-stitch of the previous row, and end with 1 treble in the last stitch
 
Repeat last row as many times as desired ............
 
That's all there is to it! Change colour every row if you want a stripey effect
 
 
 
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However ~ I call this my 'Seven Row, Stop and Sew Blanket'
 
I really can't bear to sew or darn away all the ends when the blanket is complete ........ so I make myself stop and do this after every seven rows.
 
Well ..... if I am really honest ..... sometimes after a few glasses of happy juice (vino) on a Saturday night I don't really manage to actually do this ........ the blanket grows so quickly ..........  but I catch up as soon as I can :)
 
 
 




 
 

13 comments :

  1. That is the best explanation of v stitch that I have ever seen. I will definitely try this one day.

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    1. Thank you Una :) It is such a great stitch for a blanket or scarf - I really hope you give it a go ! x

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  2. Wow, looking good, love the stripes.
    Thank you for the easiest to understand explanation of the 'V' stitch ever.
    l must have a go at this, however l really must finish this c2c square, lm a sinner for starting projects then going off on a tangent and starting something else, hence l have a large stash of things unfinished, most l cant even remember what l was going to make in the first place!!!
    Hugs
    Karen xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  3. That is going to be a very lovely blanket. All the colors combined look just PERFECT and very sweet. Good use for the leftover yarn. I have used the granny stitch a lot lately, but this stitch gives a lot of texture. I should revisit it ;-)

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  4. love the little diagram, it's fab :)

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  5. It's a very pretty blanket Marianna and I love the v stitch but like you not so much the sewing in of ends. :) xx

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  6. It's a very pretty blanket Marianna and I love the v stitch but like you not so much the sewing in of ends. :) xx

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  7. love it Marion, and yes your explanation is fantastic, new to crochet im definately going to try xx

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  8. This is wonderful.. I love it and will be making one shortly.. thank you !!!!

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  9. Congratulations Marianna your Meadow baby dress was one of the most clicked links in February's stash link party, thank you for inking. :) xx

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  10. Wonderful! ♥ Pretty colors and stitch. Happy Easter!! Nata xxx

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  11. Just wondering if I wanted to make it wider what the multiple of stitches is

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