Hi there! It’s Hannah. I’m excited to share the details of this new double crochet v-stitch blanket because it’s part of a set that will soon be heading to some brand new baby boy twins!
I made the first blanket last year and I never found a home for it, so when I found out that my husband’s cousin and his wife were expecting twin boys, I decided to make another v-stitch blanket with a different arrangement of colors and I love how they look together.
My mom and I always try to find a book that we can give as a gift to go along with our baby blankets and I was having a hard time finding one to go with these blankets, but I recently went on a trip where I connected with an old friend from Arizona and somehow it came up that her Dad had illustrated a book several years ago. I knew that her dad was an artist, but I had no idea he had illustrated a book!
It’s called The Magic Boots and the illustrations are just beautiful. The best part, though, is that it’s a book about a little cowboy, and my husband and his cousin grew up riding horses and hauling hay together, so I can’t imagine a better book that we could give him to read to his little boys :).
I love this double crochet v-stitch because it’s so easy to get into a rhythm once you get started and it’s a good beginner stitch that looks more complicated than it really is. If you’ve never seen how to work the DC V-Stitch before, here is a video to show you how:
(Finished size appx. 34 in. x 38 in.)
2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft in White
1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in Light Country Blue
1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in Gray Heather
Size H hook
Chain 100 in White (or any even number).
ROW 1: In the fourth chain from the hook work 2 DC. SK the next chain space, *DC 2 in the next chain space, then SK the next chain.* Repeat * across the row and work one DC into the very last chain.
Chain 3 and turn. (This will count as your first DC) on the next row.
ROW 2: Work 2 DC in between each pair of DC from the row below. Insert your hook into the space between them. Repeat across the whole row and end with one DC into the top of the first chain three. Chain three and turn.
Continue repeating row 2 for the rest of the blanket.
Here is the color pattern that I used:
5 rows White
1 row Blue
2 rows White
2 rows Gray
1 row White
2 rows Gray
2 rows White
1 row Blue
Repeat from beginning.
When changing colors, you’ll want to pull through with the new color on the last DC of the row, when you have two loops left on your hook. Then you’ll cut the yarn you’re not using anymore, leaving a tail that is long enough to weave in later. (On some of the rows, you can leave the yarn and just carry it up the side if you end up back on the side where you left off. Then you’ll just cover up that yarn with your border.)
I ended up with 85 rows total when the blanket was the length I wanted.
Tie off and weave in all ends before starting the border. For this blanket I decided to just keep it simple and work two rows of single crochet around the edge.
Pull up a loop with gray in any corner. Work one SC in that space. Work SC around the entire blanket keeping your stitches to about 2 per each block of color on the sides. Check your work often to prevent rippling and adding too many stitches. Work 3 SC into each corner space. When you return to the starting corner, work remaining two SC and slip stitch to join and tie off.
I hope you enjoy making this double crochet v stitch blanket! It really is a fun stitch to work with and a good one if you don’t want to concentrate too hard and need a nice Netflix project :). I think there are a lot of cool stripe and color combinations that would look good with this stitch, so I hope you’ll share your creativity with us on Facebook or Instagram! Be sure to use #daisyfarmcrafts – we’d love to see your work!