Modern Double Crochet V-Stitch Chunky Blanket

This modern double crochet v-stitch chunky blanket is a wedding gift. I have had this Caron One Pound yarn in my stash for a while now. Thought it was time to get something made with it.

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Blue Afghan on Sofa with Throw Pillows
Blue Afghan on Sofa with Throw Pillows

Crochet Wedding Gift

I started this beautifully large crochet blanket six months ago. However, it is now December and I am just finishing it. The plan was to make this for the bridal shower in September. Well, that didn’t happen. Then, I thought it would be just fine if they received this at their wedding. Well, that was last Saturday. Oops. I had so many other projects I was working on at the same time, this was pushed to the side a bit too much. We ended up gifting the bride and groom money for their wedding day. that is always a welcomed gift for newlyweds.

The pattern is very easy, so there is no reason that it took so long. No worries, it is finally done. This way, we can go visit the happy couple and make it a special day when we give them their cuddly blanket.

V-Stitch Chunky Blanket Partially Folded Open
V-Stitch Chunky Blanket Partially Folded Open

Using Yarn in Your Stash

I have had this Caron One Pound yarn in my yarn stash it seems like forever, and I’ve been wanting to use it. However, I could never quite come up with the right idea. When I thought about using this for a wedding gift handmade blanket, all of the boxes ticked in my head and I knew what I wanted to do.

If you have read any of my other crochet patterns, you have probably read how I often stand and look at the yarn and let it kind of speak to me. The idea on what I am going to make with the yarn is crystal clear. I just stand and look at the yarn and wait until I have an idea on exactly what to make with it.

Large Modern V-Stitch Chunky Blanket
Large Modern V-Stitch Chunky Blanket

The blanket had to be large enough to cover a queen sized bed. As you can see from the photo, it is large enough. Not too large though so that one or two people can snuggle under it. Additionally, this had to be warm enough to be the go-to blanket on our cold winter nights.

Using two strands of yarn makes this a fun and chunky blanket. It also makes for a very warm blanket. I will miss having this cover me up while crocheting when it is below zero here this week. Brrrr.

Crochet Border Options

As I was crocheting the border around this beautiful Modern Double Crochet V-Stitch Chunky Blanket, I as not sure if I wanted to end with the row of double crochet in White or add a row of Sky Blue yarn in single crochet. I ended up adding the row of single crochet in blue and it seems to really make the crochet border pop. However, I wanted to include photos of both for you to decide how you might want your crochet border to look.

Crochet V-Stitch Blanket with Sky Blue Yarn for the Last Round
Crochet V-Stitch Blanket with Sky Blue Yarn for the Last Round
Crochet V-Stitch Blanket with White Yarn for the Last Round
Crochet V-Stitch Blanket with White Yarn for the Last Round

The Crochet Border Made the Whole Blanket Come Together

Actually, this will sound funny, but I think it made the blanket look kind of fluffy. My daughter said that when I was making the blanket she thought meh…it’s okay. However, when she saw the blanket with the crochet border, it made her think WOW!

Video Tutorials of Modern V-Stitch Chunky Blanket Pattern near the bottom of this page

Double Crochet Stitch

The double crochet stitch is a quick stitch to master and once the pattern is started, there is really little need to count. For me, this makes for a great crochet pattern to work on while watching movies.

I think this is a great beginner stitch once you have mastered the double crochet stitch. It is always easy to see where you need to insert your hook in the previous row. If you are new to the double crochet stitch, this tutorial may help you.

Simple Colors & Less Yarn Pieces to Weave In

Since the blue and white yarn is used together throughout the blanket itself, there is no need to change colors, decide on a color scheme, or weave in any ends. Just start with the two one pound skeins and crochet until you run out of yarn. Add on the next one and go again.

Afghan Folded and Laying Over the Back of a Chair
Afghan Folded and Laying Over the Back of a Chair

Very fun crochet pattern with a unique and modern look and feel for a blanket.

One thing you should know about using the two strands of yarn together while crocheting, is that your arms do get a workout. While I used an N Size hook for a bigger stitch, you may prefer a smaller stitch. You may want to do a quick practice swatch and experiment with your hook sizes before diving into the entire blanket. I like the look and feel of this v-stitch with the larger hook. It seemed easier to keep the two yarns on the hook at the same time.

Size

The wide is approximately 79 inches, with the length approximately 76 inches. You can change the length by crocheting less rows. Change the width by increasing or decreasing the stitches-by any even number

Gauge

Gauge is not important for this pattern. However, I had 10 stitches per 4 inches.

Material

5 Skeins of Caron one pound White. 3 full skeins will be used for the blanket. 2 partial skeins will be used for the border. 3,046 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.

5 Skeins of Caron one Pound Sky Blue. 3 full skeins will be used for the blanket. 2 partial skeins will be used for the border. 5,611 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.

Remember: throughout the entire blanket, you will use 2 strands of yarn held together, whether a white and blue yarn strand, two white, or two blue.

Size N Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

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Abbreviations

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

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SC = Single Crochet

SK = Skip

SL ST = Slip Stitch

SP = Space

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Directions: Modern Double Crochet V-Stitch Chunky Blanket

Directions

Using 1 strand of white yarn, and 1 strand of sky blue yarn, (2 strands of yarn together throughout entire pattern). Chain 130

Row 1

In the fourth CH from the hook, work 2 DC. SK the next CH SP, [2 DC in next CH SP, then SK the next CH]. Repeat between [ ]. across the row and work one DC into the very last CH.

Row 2

CH 3 (this will count as your first DC). [Work 2 DC in between each pair of DC from the row below]. (insert the hook between them). Repeat between the [ ] across the row and end with one DC into the top of the first CH 3.

Row 3

CH 3 (this will count as your first DC). [Work 2 DC in between each pair of DC from the row below]. (insert the hook between them). Repeat between the [ ] across the row and end with one DC into the top of the first CH 3.

Row 4 and beyond

Continue repeating for 3 for the rest of the blanket.

(note: I used 3 full skeins of white and sky blue for the blanket portion)

Here is a close-up picture of the stitch so you can see that the two double crochets always go between the two double crochet stitches from the previous row

Close-up of Stitches Modern Double Crochet V-Stitch Chunky Blanket
Close-up of Stitches Modern Double Crochet V-Stitch Chunky Blanket

Crochet Border Directions

Round 1

Using two strands of white yarn, SC around the entire blanket. In each corner, complete 3 SC. This will help the corners lay flat.

Hint: On the sides, complete 1 SC in each ST and 1 SC in each CH 3 SP. When I tried to do more stitches in the CH 3 SP, the blanket sides started to pucker.

Round 2

CH 3 (this counts as a DC). DC in each ST around. Completing 3 DC in each corner ST. End with a SL ST into the top ST of the first CH 3.

Round 3

CH 4 (this counts as a DC and a CH 1). SK 1, DC in next ST. [CH 1, SK 1, DC in next ST] Repeat between [ ] around on the sides until you reach a corner. In .each corner ST complete 3 DC. Again, this will help the corners lay flat. End with a SL ST into the 3rd ST of the first CH 4.

Round 4

CH 3 (this counts as a DC). DC in each ST around. Completing 3 DC in each corner ST. End with a SL ST into the top ST of the first CH 3.

Hint: when completing the stitches, I inserted the hook in the CH 1 SP from the row below for one DC and for the next DC ST, I inserted the hook in the top ST of the DC in the row below. This is also shown on the video.

Round 5

Change to Sky Blue yarn. Using 2 strands of yarn held together, complete a SC in each ST around. In each corner, complete 3 SC. End with a SL ST into the first SC.

Close-up of Stitches Modern Double Crochet V-Stitch Chunky Blanket
Close-up of Stitches Modern Double Crochet V-Stitch Chunky Blanket

Video Tutorials for Crochet Blanket

This video is quite long so I broke this up into two separate videos. Part 1 provides overall information, the crochet V-Stitch tutorial, and the first round of the crochet border.

Modern Double Crochet V-Stitch Chunky Blanket Part 1 of 2
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Part 2 completes the blanket with the last 4 rounds of the crochet border.

Modern Double Crochet V-Stitch Chunky Blanket Part 2 of 2
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