This post includes my Basic V-Stitch Scarf pattern. This pattern works up quickly and is a beginner level project. I have a video tutorial to help you if you have never crocheted before too so please scroll down to watch it before you begin. You need one ball of medium weight  yarn and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook.
I was recently contacted by a fellow crocheter and asked if I had a beginner friendly v-stitch scarf pattern using the (dc, ch 1, dc) V-Stitch. I wrote up this pattern for her to use to make donation scarves this year. I hope it is useful for others who are donating scarves to those in need too! This pattern requires 1 ball of medium weight  yarn and a 5.5 mm (I) hook. You can make these scarves in a couple hours and they are simple and relaxing to crochet. If you would prefer the other V-Stitch variation please see my Very Easy V-Stitch Scarf pattern.
My Basic V-Stitch Scarf Pattern
- Yarn: Red Heart Yarn. Super Saver Stripes. 5 oz (141 g) and 236 yds (215 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn . Machine Wash and Dry.
- Colors: 1 skein in Calm Stripe, E300
- Hook: 5.5 mm (I). I used this hook.
- Finished Project Yardage: One Size Fits Most: 141 g / 236 yds.
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker
Scarf width approximately 6 inches X 70 inches length.
Approximately 6 rows per 4 inches and 6 v-sts per 4 inches.
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.
US Terminology used
beg – beginning
ch – chain
ch1sp – chain 1 space
dc – double crochet
R – row
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
v-st – v stitch (dc, ch 1, dc)
* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
 – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space
V-stitch (v-st): (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or sp
Helpful Video Tutorials
- The initial “sk the first 5 chs” counts as 1 dc and 1 sk ch.
- Ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as 1 dc.
- Stitch multiple is a multiple of 3 plus 2, plus 3 for the initial foundation chain
My Basic V-Stitch Scarf Pattern Instructions
The scarf is crocheted back and forth in rows.
Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):
R1: Ch 26, sk the first 5 chs, v-st in the next ch. *Sk 2 chs, v-st in the next ch**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 2 chs. Sk 1 ch, 1 dc in the last ch, turn. [7 v-st, 2 dc]
R2-R102: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). *Sk 1 dc, v-st in the next ch1sp, sk 1 dc**. Rep from * to ** across the the last dc. 1 dc in the last dc. Turn. [7 v-st, 2 dc]
Finish off and weave in ends.