How to Crochet V Stitch Ripple Stitch
The V Stitch Ripple Stitch is a beautiful crochet pattern that creates a wavy texture using the classic V stitch. This technique combines alternating rows of V stitches and double crochet stitches to create a rippling effect. This stitch is great for adding a unique touch to blankets, scarves, and other crochet projects. In this tutorial, we will guide you step by step on how to crochet the V Stitch Ripple Stitch, including helpful tips and a clear video demonstration. So grab your crochet hook and yarn and let's get started!
V-Stitch (V-st): (dc, ch1, dc) into the same stitch, chain, or chain space (depending on where the pattern instructs you to make the stitch).
Double Crochet 2 Together (Dc2tog): This particular dc2tog looks like an inverted V-st because we skip stitches (or chains) between the 2dc that are crocheted together.
In the 1st row, you sk1 chain, but in the following rows, you will crochet the incomplete dc stitches inside the V-st chain space and skip multiple stitches, but the process is the same, 2dc will be joined together into one stitch.
Yo, insert your hook into the ch, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on the hook), yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook (2 loops on the hook), sk1, yo, insert your hook into the ch, yo and pull up a loop (4 loops on the hook), yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook (3 loops on the hook), yo and pull through all 3 loops on the hook.
ch2 at the beginning of the row counts as an incomplete dc stitch and is part of the dc2tog.
stitches contained within ** are the repeat section for that row
stitches between ( ) are crocheted into the same chain space
Starting Chain: This pattern requires you to chain multiples of 14chs + 5chs. My starting chain is 47chs.
Row 1: dc in 5th ch from the hook, *sk2, V-st, sk2, (V-st, ch1, V-st) in next ch (this creates the top of the ripple), sk2, V-st, sk2, dc2tog (this will create the dip of the ripple)*, repeat from * until the end of the row, turn
Row 2: dc2tog (ch2, yo, insert your hook into the next V-st chain space, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through the 2 remaining loops on the hook), *V-st in the next V-st chain space, (V-st, ch1, V-st) in the ch1 space between the 2 V-sts below (this will create the top of the ripple), V-st in the next V-st, dc2tog (the 1st incomplete dc is in the next V-st, skip the dc2tog below, the 2nd incomplete dc is in the following V-st – this will create the dip of the ripple)*, repeat from * until the end of the row.
NOTE: Right at the end of the row when it’s time to make the last dc2tog, the 1st incomplete dc will be in the last Vst chain space and the 2nd incomplete dc will be in the last stitch (the dc2tog below).
Repeat row 2 until you have the required length