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V-Stitch

You need to be familar with these stitches before doing this pattern. Chain Stitch, Double Crochet, Slip Stitch, and Spaces.

Ok, Are you ready? I am. Uhmmm. I was thinking, why not make something as  you are learning? So, we'll go through this pattern and when we are finished, you'll have a new dishcolth. (smile)

Row 1:
First of all, chain 17.

Row 2:
Now, double crochet in the 5th chain from your hook.(You will have skipped the 1st 4 chains form your hook. the 1st 3 chains count (=) a Double Crochet (dc). the 4th chain is a skipped chain.)

Chain 1 (makes a space)

In the same chain that you just double crocheted in, double crochet (dc) again.
     Lookey there! it's a "V!"

Skip 1 chain stitch (ch) and double crochet (dc) in the next chain (ch).

Ch 1 (another space!)

Double crochet (dc) in the same ch as the last dc. (another "v!')

*skip the next chain stitch (ch) and dc in the next one. Ch 1 and dc in the same ch as before.*
(wow! another "v")

Repeat the instructions between the * * 3 times (work * * 3 x's)

Now, you should have one chain left on your foundation chain. Dc in that. If you don't, just dc at the end of the row somewhere.

Row 3:

Chain 3 (we're going to use spaces next.)

Remember the ch 1's I said make a space? Stick your needle through that space.

(dc, ch 1, dc) in the same space.

In the next space (under the next ch1) work your v-stitch  (dc, ch1, dc).

Work your v-stitch in the spaces all the way to the end.

Dc in the top of the ch 3 from the previous row.

Row 4- 12:

Repeat row 3.

Let me give you what the instructions would normally look like for these rows.

Ch 3, *in next ch space work (dc,ch1, dc) *, repeat * * 5 x's. Dc in top of ch 3.

Now you have the  v-stitch  down pat. Let's do a little finishing.

Chain 2 and single crochet (sc) around the edge.  When you get to a  corner, sc 3 times in the same spot. This makes your corners nice, pointy and pretty. If you forget and don't, don't worry, it's not that big of a deal.

When you get back to your ch 2 that started the edging, slip stitch (sl st) to the top of the chain (2nd chain) and tie off.

I hope it is a beautiful dishcloth.

More info on the v-stitch.  You can use sc, tr, etc... instead of dc.  You can you the chain 1's themselves instead of the spaces. The pattern we just did is my personal favorite.

I am very proud of you. You have worked hard to get this far.
I get so proud and tell everyone I meet about the emails you send. How you are progressing, how you are learning, and how much I love to hear from you.

If you are a crocheter come back to the art, I welcome you and all the beginners welcome you too.