So, I thought I would share my new favorite stitch, although it is not so new to me. I have made multiple blankets with it for a few months now.
I guess I should preface this with a little about my history crocheting. I was taught to crochet by my best friend when I was 14. I caught on quickly, but still to this day have issue reading patterns. Most of the time I go back to that same best friend with a pattern and have her show me.
I also do not like projects that take forever, I mostly stick to scarves and baby blankets. When my friend mentioned to her husband that she told me she was pregnant, his comment was ‘what color blanket is she making us?’ I am known for these two things.
Even when no one was having babies, I was still making them and donating them to a local hospital organization. People say I should try to sell them. I have thought about it, it would be nice to get money to buy new yarn. However, I worry it will take the fun out of it.
Anyway, the stitch is a v-stitch. Use two of the same weight yarn. it makes it fun to see what patterns will come out! For a baby blanket I usually chain 76. Takes about two red heart super savers. I think that is about 12ounces each color.
Dc in the 4th loop from the ch. ch one and dc in the same ch. skip two of the chains and dc, chain one, dc all the way until the last 3 chains where u dc in the last chain. Turn.
Here is the Lion Brand Pattern
Tweedy V-Stitch Baby Throw
Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® Baby
3 V-sts + 4 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) with 1 strand each of A and B held tog. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
V-st: (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st.
Throw is worked with 1 strand each of A and B held tog.
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, ch 58.
Row 1: V-st in 5th ch from hook (beg ch counts as dc), *sk next 2 ch, V-st in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, sk next ch, dc in last ch – 18 V-sts.
Rows 2-29: Ch 3, turn, V-st in each ch-1 sp across, dc in top of turning ch.
Do not fasten off.
Ch 1, sc evenly around outside edge of Throw, working 3 sc in each corner; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
They use a P hook in this pattern, I have used K-P depending on the yarn. Currently, I am in love with my N hook. I just bought a L, but have yet to use.