Fan and V Stitch – Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch!

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This week on Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch, I would like to introduce you to a very pretty stitch called the Fan and V Stitch – this is the first time I have tried it and I absolutely love how it looks!

It also looks amazing when you change colour every 2 rows too!

Let's Learn a New Crochet Stitch Fan and V Stitch @OombawkaDesign

I first saw this stitch in the Leisure Arts Publication: Donna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of Crochet. This fantastic resource contains 164 different stitch patterns with both written and charted instructions and 29 projects. I also enjoyed reading the history of crochet which is included in this publication.

You can purchase your copy of Donna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of Crochet from Leisure Arts.

This post will show you how to create the stitch and how to make an 8 x 8 inch square.

Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch: Fan and V Stitch

LLANCS Fan and V Stitch Tutorial @OombawkaDesign

Yarn: Red Heart with Love
Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
Stitch Pattern Multiple:  chain a multiple of 8 plus 2
Special Stitch: V Stitch: (V st): work (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the specified stitch

Abbreviations: RS – right side, R – row, ch – chain, sc – single crochet, chs – chains, dc – double crochet, st – stitch, sts – stitches, V st – v stitch (see special stitches), ch1sp – chain 1 space

Helpful Tutorials: 

invisible join

R1: (This is the RS). Chain 26, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. *Skip 3 chs, work 9 dc in the next ch, skip 3 chs, work 1 sc in the next ch*. Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Turn.

Row 1 Fan and V Stitch LLANCS - @OombawkaDesign
Row 1 – Fan and V Stitch

 

R2: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work 1 dc in the first st. *ch 5, skip the 9 dc sts, work V st in the next sc*. Repeat from * to * 1 more time. Ch 5, skip the 9 dc sts, 2 dc in the last sc, skip the turning ch. Turn.

Row 2 - Fan and V Stitch - LLANCS @OombawkaDesign
Row 2 – Fan and V Stitch

R3: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work 4 dc in the first st. *You will now be working over the ch 5 strand (to confine it). Work 1 sc in the 5th dc in the set of 9 dc in the row below. Work 9 dc in the ch1sp in the center of the next V st. Repeat from * to * 1 more time. You will now be working over the ch 5 strand (to confine it). Work 1 sc in the 5th dc in the set of 9 dc in the row below. Work 5 dc in the top of the turning chain. Turn.

Row 3 - Fan and V Stitch - LLANCS @OombawkaDesign
Row 3 Fan and V Stitch

R4: ch 3, skip the 5 dc sts, work 1 V st in the next sc. *Ch 5, skip the 9 dc sts, work 1 V st in the next sc*. Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Ch 2, sl st to the top of the turning ch. Turn.

Row 4 - Fan and V Stitch - LLANCS @OombawkaDesign
Row 4

R5: Ch 1, 1 sc over the sl st into the 1st st of the row below. *9 dc in the ch1sp in the center of the next V st. You will now be working over the ch 5 strand (to confine it). Work 1 sc in the 5th dc in th set of 9 dc in the row below.* Repeat from * to * 1 more time. Work 9 dc in the ch1sp in the center of the next V st, 1 scin the first ch of the turning ch. Turn.

Row 5 - Fan and V Stitch - LLANCS @OombawkaDesign
Row 5

Repeat R2 to R5, 2 more times.

Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the first st, *ch 2, sl st to the 5th dc in the set of 9 dc in the row below, ch 2, work 1 V st in the next sc*. Repeat from * to * 1 more time. Ch 2, sl st to the 5th dc in the set of 9 dc in the row below, ch 2. Work 2 dc in the last sc, skip the turning chain.

Ch 1, turn.

Work 22 sc evenly across. Ch 1, Turn.
Work 22 sc evenly across. Ch 1, Turn.
Work 22 sc evenly across. Ch 1, Turn.
Work 22 sc evenly across. Ch 1, Turn.

*Work 1 sc in the bl of each sc across to the corner ch st. Work 3 sc in the ch st.* Repeat from * to * for all four sides of the block. Finish off with an invisible join.

LLANCS Fan and V Stitch @OombawkaDesign

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11 Comments

  1. Thank you for the great tutorial. The way you used the different colors to illustrate the directions is extremely helpful!

  2. I love this stitch and how well you wrote the pattern. I don’t tag patterns very well, but I sure I can follow this one!

  3. What a beautiful stitch. I am about to start a blanket for one of my granddaughters. I think this is the stitch I have been looking for!

  4. I love this stitch and the clear precise instructions. I particularly like how you use the different coloured yarn to show the different stitches. I can see that I am going to be using this stitch a lot in the very near future. Thank you so much for all the lovely patterns and tutorials that you bring us, x

  5. Hi Gigi, the best resource for items worked in the round (different types of stitches) would be to check out different free crochet patterns for hats using stitches you like 🙂 I think we see the stitches in squares more frequently since they can be used for dishcloths and Afghans – and small samples in the round are not much good for anything unless you make an entire hat 🙂 Hope this helps! Rhondda

  6. I love this stitch! AND you’ve given such clear detailed instructions I think I could do it!! I’m going to try on a rectangle shrug!

  7. Hi Rhondda! I have been looking for stitches that will workin the round for hats. I always see the swatches and squares. Are there any resources that can teach me? Thanks for the post!