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my little corner of the world on the NW coast of England, where you will find me addicted to colour and playing with yarn!


13 July 2014

The amazing V Stitch



This week I have made a new discovery
 and am delighted to share it with you!

V Stitch

surprisingly simple
extremely fast growing
addictive pleasure


over on Instagram there is a wave sweeping the nation
and one by one all my hooky friends have been making v stitch blankets


so eventually I caught the bug
and dived into my Stylecraft Special DK stash
coming out with this gorgeous range of autumn colours


It is an amazingly fast growing blanket
so simple to hook
and totally addictive


at the end
 I sew each end into its own coloured stripe using a darning needle
 thinking of it as embroidery
to obtain a neat professional finish


and then complete the blanket with 2 rounds of dc (UK)
followed by a 3rd round of
dc 3 chain dc in the same stitch
miss a stitch repeat


these baby blankets are such quick fun 


 I have made 2 and started a 3rd in 1 week!



If you Google Vstitch you will find many free patterns
and there is plenty available on Pinterest Ravelry and You Tube

but basically you need a starting chain in muliples of 3 +2 +2
you start with a treble (UK) in the 5th chain stitch from the hook
and make 1 treble 1 chain 1 treble for the first v all in the same stitch
miss 2 chain and repeat
at the end miss 1 chain and end with 1 treble
the rest is easy
just make 1 v stitch in each previous v
and a single treble at the start and end of each row

go on you know you want to ...
join the v stitch party!

This afternoon 
I am planning a good sit down with my wonderful magazine collection
 looking for holiday crochet patterns.


Every month I ooohh and aahhh at the patterns in Simply Crochet
and its now that wonderful time of year when school is about to close for the summer!
I am going to enjoy time for me making some new designs and trying out patterns
and can't wait to see what I find!


 is a magazine packed with gorgeous free patterns
 and
 inspirational makes from many clever hooky people

if you don't already subscribe
do take advantage of the super special offer of

 3 issues for £5

which is valid to the end of July
you will find this offer


the lovely people from Simply Crochet magazine
 have produced this offer just for my followers
 you will find it written in a previous blog post a few weeks ago

have a wonderful relaxing Sunday my hooky friends
Happy Hookin!

Heather

xxx









7 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

Hello, I am new to your blog, but looking forward to reading along. Your blankets are beautiful, I love the colours that you are using!! xx

Gillian said...

The blankets look lovely - nice colours. And V-stitch looks very easy to do so I must give it a go. After I've finished at least 1 of the blankets I'm currently working on!

Highland Monkey's said...

You just might have tempted me to dust of my hooks and get going on one of these blankets! Looks gorgeous.

cockney blonde said...

Love those blankets and the stitch is really pretty. Off to google it now, x

Kris said...

Just lovely, thank you ever so much Heather x. Once again you have inspired me,, I have been looking for a project to use up some chunky yarn.. I'm Off to google Vstitch and get hooking x
KRIS

DianeM said...

Oooo, I am going to have to check out this latest craze. Your blankets are lovely, you have given me impetus to finish the blankets I have started so I can make one of these!
Smiles, DianeM :)

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

They look fab! Another new pattern to try, I've not got any crochet on the go right now and I'm missing the hook in my hand xx