How to Crochet V-Stitch

How to Crochet Classic DC V-Stitch (Plus 3 Variations)

The V-stitch seems to be taking the crochet world by storm right now. It is a classic crochet stitch that is very easy to work. If you can crochet chains and double crochet stitches, then you can create scarves, blankets, and other items using this stitch. Perhaps the reason it’s so trendy right now is because it’s simple to crochet but has a textured, detailed look that appears overly complex to others. This guide will show you how to work a classic double crochet V-stitch, as well as several variations.
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Fall-O-Ween is Here!

Happy Fall-O-Ween from!

With the cooler temperatures and changing leaves comes the newest contest from Red Heart. The “Little Monsters Facebook Photo Contest” has begun! Dress up your cutest “Little Monster” (son, daughter, niece, nephew, cat, dog, etc.) in Red Heart Yarn and submit a photo to win some fantastic prizes! Red Heart will choose 10 winners at random to receive a special $50 gift! Contest runs September 9 – November 3, so get started on those costumes now!

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Putting It All Together for Cabled Afghan Knit-Along

Welcome to the final week of the Cabled Afghan Knit-Along! Each week we shared a new square pattern and helped you learn to make it. This week we will be putting all of the squares together into a finished afghan. Watch videos on Creativebug (sign up for a free account to get access to the videos) and see tutorials here on the blog.

This week we will be working from the final pattern for the Knit Your Cables Afghan (LW4309). You can download the pattern for this afghan here. This pattern has the patterns for each individual square as well as the finishing instructions.

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Donna’s Dozen – Amigurumi for All Ages

When I think of stuffed animals…

…I usually associate them with children. But, there are a lot of adults out there that like them, too. Young or old animals are cute, cuddly, and can be oh-so-comforting. Some may be for a collection or the mascot for a school once attended. Either way, these little cuties will put a smile on a face no matter the age. Hope you enjoy the dozen little critters that I have picked for you today! Check out for even more!





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Sizzle! Cuz You Love ‘Em!

The end of summer is nearing…and our summer friendships and family visits are ending. So now is the perfect time to give a little remembrance of love to your summer friends in the form of a friendship bracelet. See our video and free lc4494pattern for our Cardboard Loom Bracelet made with our colorful fine nylon cord, Sizzle™. We like that it can be made so quickly and you don’t even need to know any macrame knots.

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Donna’s Dozen: School Days and Golden Rule Days

Believe it or not it is that time of year again to send our babies off to school again. Yes, my daughter is almost 20, but she is still my baby. This time of year affects everyone from Primary school all the way to graduate school. Red Heart is always here to help. Let’s start out their year in style. First I would like to look at wardrobe:

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