Crochet Stitch: Popped V Stitch {crochet pattern, tutorial}

Hi there!
Sometimes I like to play around with different textures and stitches and see what I can come up with.  This one is called the Popped V stitch, and it is a pattern of stitches that you might already be familiar with, but when put together, makes a really neat pattern.

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To begin, start with a foundation chain that is in a multiple of two.

In the third chain from hook, hdc.  Chain one, *hdc dec, chain one* across the row.  Turn, then repeat the first row, making sure that your hdc dec's are done in the chain spaces from the previous row.

How to make the hdc dec:
 YO, insert hook into same st as last st (will be either hdc or hdc dec depending on where you are in the row), YO, pull through, YO and pull through two loops (will leave 2 loops on hook), then sk next st, YO, insert hook into next st, YO, pull through, YO and pull through all four loops on hook.

Note: the chain one in the pattern serves two purposes.  1- it closes off the hdc dec, 2- it provides a place for you to do your stitches in the next row.  Always make sure that when you do your hdc dec, that you are doing them in the ch1 spaces.