This is made using acrylic DK yarn and a 5mm hook. I started with a chain of 99, and the finished size is 34inx34in.
For my v-stitch, I simply did:
1TR (DC), 1ch, 1TR, all in the same space.
5TR (DC) in first space, 1DC (SC) in the next space
There is one downside to this style though…there were a lot of ends to sew in!