Make this Basic V-Stitch Scarf for donation projects

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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 [4] yarn and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook.

[disclaimer] Red Heart Yarns sent me the yarn I used for this pattern. Furls sent me the hook used for this post. This post includes affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking on an affiliate link, I may receive a small commission for the referral at no additional expense to you.[/disclaimer]

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 [4] 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

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My Basic V-Stitch Scarf Pattern for Beginners by Rhondda Mol Oombawka Design Crochet 2018


    • Yarn: Red Heart Yarn. Super Saver Stripes. 5 oz (141 g) and 236 yds (215 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn [4]. 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

Difficulty Level


Finished Size

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


Special Stitches

V-stitch (v-st): (dc, ch 1, dc)  in indicated st or sp

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Scarf Tutorial on YouTube


  • 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 by Rhondda Mol Oombawka Design Crochet

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.

My Basic V-Stitch Scarf Pattern by Rhondda Mol Oombawka Design Crochet PIN


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