Crochet Nesting V-stitch Complete How to Stitch Tutorial

Feb 2, 2023 | Tutorials

Learn how to crochet the Nesting V-Stitch with this complete stitch tutorial by Nana’s Crafty Home!

crochet nesting V-stitch tutorial

I have been releasing a brand new crochet blanket pattern the Winter’s Night Rhapsody Blanket as a crochet a long and the Nesting V-stitch makes a bold appearance in part 2 of my  sampler style blanket.

I also have a free scarf pattern featuring this beautiful stitch – the Diamond Tessera Scarf is now live on the blog!

Crochet Nesting V-stitch Details

I absolutely fell in love with this stitch the first time I saw it – the texture, the appearance and how it lends itself so well to color work!

The best part is that it is just a simple V-stitch but by placing the V-stitch two rows below it creates such a beautiful and unique look!

This stitch may look and seem very complicated at first glance.  However, if you just remember you will be working a V-stitch (dc, ch 1, dc) throughout just changing up the placement to two rows below your current row you will be just fine.

Nesting V-stitch section of the Winter's Night Rhapsody sampler blanket

I have created a little cheat sheet that will help you keep track of the V-stitch placement as well.

Row 1:  standard V-st row into foundation ch.
Row 2: V-st in same location as V-st from row 1.

All the following rows will have the V-st placement two rows below the current row.

Row 3: V-st in ch-1 sp of V-st from row 1
Row 4: V-st in sp between V-sts from row 2
Row 5: V-st in sp between V-sts from row 3
Row 6: V-st in ch-1 sp of V-st from row 4
Row 7: V-st in sp between V-sts from row 5
Row 8: V-st in sp between V-sts from row 6

It will also help if you think of this stitch in terms of repeating three rows of V-stitches on top of each other then switch the V-stitch placement for the next three rows.

It will help tremendously if you work this stitch with a different color for every row.  If you work in three different colors you can also drop and pull in yarn as you go along – so no additional ends to weave in.

I also have a complete full video tutorial available on the blog as well which you can find below at the bottom of this post or you can watch it on YouTube.  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video.

The Nesting V-stitch Crochet Stitch pattern is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF! You can purchase the individual pattern for the crochet nesting V-stitch, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!! (Or, scroll down for the free version!)

The ad-free PDF includes a complete stitch diagram for an added bonus for those that purchase the ad-free PDF and enjoy working from stitch diagrams rather than written row by row instructions.

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You may also like the following free crochet stitch tutorials by Nana’s Crafty Home:

crochet nesting V-stitch tutorial

Crochet Nesting V-Stitch written instructions + photo tutorial

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Lion Brand Basic Stitch Premium, Weight 4 Medium (100% acrylic) 219 yd / 3.5 oz 

  • Color A: Slate
  • Color B: Opal
  • Color C: Garnet

Crochet hook size H (5 mm)
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:

  • RS = right side
  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sp(s) = space(s)
  • sk = skip
  • V-st = v stitch (see special stitches section below)
  • Special Stitches:

V-st (v stitch): (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) worked in the same stitch or space.

Recommended Tutorials:

Nesting V-Stitch Video Tutorial

Pattern Notes:

  • To resize, chain multiples of 3 + 1 for foundation chain.

V-stitch placement cheat sheet by row

  • Row 1:  standard V-st
  • Row 2: V-st in same location as V-st from row 1.
  • Row 3: V-st in ch-1 sp of V-st from row 1
  • Row 4: V-st in sp between V-sts from row 2
  • Row 5: V-st in sp between V-sts from row 3
  • Row 6: V-st in ch-1 sp of V-st from row 4
  • Row 7: V-st in sp between V-sts from row 5
  • Row 8: V-st in sp between V-sts from row 6

Pattern Instructions

With Color A, ch desired number of chains. Sample is worked with 31 chains.

Row 1: (RS) (Dc, ch 1, dc) in fifth ch from hook (skipped chs count as first st), *sk 2 chs, V-st in next ch,* repeat from * to * to last 2 chs, sk next ch, 1 dc in last ch.  Drop Color A, join Color B. Turn.  (9 V-sts + 2 sts)

crochet nesting v-stitch row 1 process

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st, *while working over the ch-1 sp make a V-st in the same ch as next V-st from previous row,* repeat from * to * to last st, hdc in last st. Drop Color B, join Color C. Turn. (9 V-sts + 2 sts)

Nesting V-stitch row 2 process

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st, *working in the ch-1 sp of the V-st from 2 rows below V-st in the next ch-1 sp,* repeat from * to * to last st, hdc in last st. Drop Color C, pull in dropped color A.  Turn. (9 V-sts + 2 sts)

nesting crochet v-stitch how to switch colors

Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in same st, dc in between the first hdc st and the next dc 2 rows below, *working in between the next 2 V-sts from 2 rows below V-st in the next sp,* repeat from * to * to last V-st, sk over last V-st and dc in between last V-st and hdc from 2 rows below, hdc in last st.  Drop Color A, pull in dropped color B. Turn. (8 V-sts + 4 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in same st, dc in between the hdc and the next dc 2 rows below, *working over the ch-1 sp of the V-st from the row below V-st in the sp between the next 2 V-sts from 2 rows below,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, dc in between last dc and hdc from 2 rows below, hdc in last st. Drop Color B, pull in dropped Color C. Turn. (8 V-sts + 4 sts)

Nesting V-stitch row 5 process

Row 6: Ch 1, hdc in same st, dc in between the hdc and the next dc 2 rows below, *working in the ch-1 sp of the V-st from 2 rows below V-st in the next ch-1 sp,* repeat from * to * last 2 sts, dc in between last dc and hdc from 2 rows below, hdc in last st. Drop Color C, pull in dropped Color A.  Turn. (8 V-sts + 4 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, hdc in same st, V-st in the sp between the next dc and the V-st 2 rows below, *working in between the next 2 V-sts from 2 rows below V-st in the next sp,* repeat from * to * to last st, hdc in last st. Drop Color A, pull in Color B. Turn. (9 V-sts + 2 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in same st, V-st in the sp between the next dc and the next V-st from 2 rows below, *working over the ch-1 sp of the V-st below and in the sp between the next two V-sts; V-st in the sp between V-sts 2 rows below,* repeat from * to * to last st, hdc in last st. Fasten off Color B, pull in dropped Color C.  Turn. (9 V-sts + 2 sts)

Continue repeating rows 3 – 8 to size desired pulling in dropped colors each row.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

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