How to Crochet the V Stitch (V-St) and Free Boho Mug Rug Pattern

Are you looking for a nice and easy crochet stitch of which you’ll never get tired? Then, keep reading and grab your hook. Today, we’re going to learn how to crochet the V-stitch with this easy step-by-step tutorial.

Compare the V-stitches made with the two different techniques.

The V-Stitch is one of the easiest stitches ever. Even if you are a crochet beginner, you can master the V-stitch with just as much knowledge as chains and double crochets.

Like with many other crochet stitches, there isn’t only one correct way to crochet the V-stitch. More likely, you’ll find quite a variety of ways you can make this stitch. However, the end result is always the same, or very similar! I personally tried a couple of different ways to crochet the V-stitch, and I cannot decide which one I prefer. So, let’s take a look at both the V-stitches I tried.

And since we are learning a new stitch, how about crocheting something cute and fun for our table?

While preparing this crochet tutorial, I did not miss the chance to create something new and I made some easy V-stitch boho coasters to add to my kitchen décor. I made them in two sizes to go both with my big tea mugs and my tiny, Italian coffee cups. You can never have enough of these cute mug rugs!

Try your hand at crocheting the V-stitch with the Proserpina V Stitch Lace Shawl!

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  • 3.0 mm (D/3 USA, 11 UK) Crochet Hook
  • Sport (2, Fine) Yarn.  I used Schachenmayr Catania
  • Tapestry Needle

Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over

If you already know how to crochet the V-stitch, you can skip directly to the mug rug pattern by clicking here.

V-Stitch Tutorial – The Most Common V-Stitch

Start by chaining multiples of 3+1.

Step 1. Dc in the fourth ch from your hook. This counts as a dc and a ch-1 space.

Chaining multiples of 3+1.

Step 2. Sk 2 chs and (dc, ch 1, dc) into the next st.

Start working the V-stitches

Step 3. Sk 2 and V-st across.

How to crochet the V-stitch, free tutorial

Step 4. Ch 4, dc in the ch-1 space of the first V.

How to crochet the V-stitch, row 2.

Step 5. V-st in each V-st from the previous row. When you reach the last V-st, make the first dc in the ch-4 space, ch 1, and dc in the third ch.

Keep repeating steps 4 and 5 until you reach your desired length.

Crochet an Alternative V-Stitch

This variation of the V-stitch is different from the most common one in that the two legs of adjacent V-sts are closed together. Let’s see how.

  • Start by chaining multiples of 3+1.
  • Make the first half of a dc in the fourth ch from your hook.

To explain how to crochet the first half of a dc, I will refer to the pictures below. However, keep in mind that the pictures show how to crochet the V-st on the second row.

  • Yo, insert your hook into the indicated st (photo 1), and pull up a loop. Yo and draw yarn through two loops on your hook (photo 2). You now have two loops remaining on your hook.
  • Sk 2 ch and make the first half of a dc into the next st (or go into the next V-st if you are on row 2 or higher). You now have 3 loops on your hook (photo 4). Yo and draw yarn through all the loops on your hook (photo 5). Ch 1, make the first half of a dc in the same st (photo 6).
One alternative way to crochet the V-stitch

Can You Tell the Difference?

Compare the V-stitches made with the two different techniques.

A little hint! The mug rug on the left (the striped one) was made using the alternative V-stitch that I just showed you, while the mug rug on the right was made using the classical V-stitch.

V-Stitch Boho Mug Rug


The larger V-Stitch Boho Mug Rug measures 3.3” (8.5 cm) by 4.5” (11.5 cm). The smaller one is 2.75” (7 cm) by 3.75” (9.5 cm).


5 V-sts for 5 rows in 2” (5 cm).

Pattern Notes

  • Instructions are first written for the small mug rug with the corresponding number for the large rug within brackets.
Crochet the perfect boho mug rug to add to your home and kitchen decor.


With your 3-mm crochet hook and Schachenmayr Catania, ch 22 (28).

Row 1. Sc in the second ch from your hook and in each ch across. (21 (27) sts)

Row 2. Ch 4, dc in the second st (counts as your first V). Make 5 (7) V-st. Dc in the semi last st, ch 1, dc in the last st. (7 (9) V-sts)

Row 3. Ch 4, dc in the first ch-1 space, 5 (7) V-sts, dc in the ch-4 space from the previous row, ch 1, dc in the third ch of the initial 4 chains of the previous row. (7 (9) V-sts)

Row 4-10(11). Repeat row 3. (7 (9) V-sts)

Row 11(12). Ch 1, sc in each st across. (21 (27) sts)

Bind off, weave in your ends.


To make fringes, cut 42 (54) lengths of yarn of approximately 3” (7.5 cm). Attach one fringe per st on both short sides of your mug rug.

Your V-Stitch Boho Mug Rug is ready!

I hope you enjoyed crocheting these coasters using the V-stitch. Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you need any help or support. I am looking forward to seeing all your beautiful makes on Facebook and Instagram!

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