Johnny Vasquez Archive

The Make One Toward Increase (M1T)

*+-The Make One Towards Increase can be used whenever you pattern calls for a make one (M1) increase. Increases add stitches to your work and are used to shape your fabric. The Make One Towards increase is a neat and clean increase that is easy to create, but it does …

The Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch (HHDC)

*+-The Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC) creates a fun textured pattern. The tilt of this stitch creates the distinctive Herringbone arrow-shape on the surface of the fabric. Herringbone patterns are a classic in menswear. This pattern is extremely difficult to shape, and does not work in the round, so the …

The Make One Away Increase (M1A)

*+-The Make One Away Increase (M1A) is one of the most basic increase stitches, and is very simple to perform. Also known as Make One (M1), this technique uses a loop to add stitches to your knitting, similar to the backwards loop cast on. It is a slightly more loose …

The Knit Left Loop Increase (KLL)

*+-The Knit Left Loop increase (KLL) is a practically invisible increase is perfect for making symmetrical increases in adjacent stitches. Also known as the raised increase or lifted increase, it is the exact opposite of the knit right loop increase (KRL). Because the increase is created by lifting the stitch …

The Knit Right Loop Increase (KRL)

*+-The Knit Right Loop Increase is a method of shaping your fabric by adding stitches. This increase is nearly invisible, and keeps the surrounding fabric nice and smooth. It is great for creating symmetrical increases in adjacent stitches and is practically invisible. It does tend to pull a little, but …

The Basic Increase for Crochet (INC)

*+-When you are crocheting and need to add stitches to your work, you will need to work an increase. Increasing is a method of shaping your work. By working multiple stitches into the same stitch you can make your work bigger in certain spots. This is useful for things like …

The Slip Slip Purl Decrease (SSP)

*+-The Slip Slip Purl Decrease is a method of shaping your fabric by removing stitches. It creates a left leaning decrease. It creates one of the cleanest and tightest left leaning decreases available. This decrease is also unique because it is formed on the wrong side of the fabric.

Crochet Stitches

Bobbles & Puffs Chevrons & Ripples Colorwork Edgings Lace & Shells Squares & Motifs Tunisian Crochet

Crochet Techniques

Abbreviations Foundation Chains Seaming Shaping Tips & Tricks

Knitting Stitches

Cables & Arans Colorwork Edgings Knits & Purls Lace & Eyelets Ribbing Shapes & Motifs

Knitting Techniques

Abbreviations Bind Offs Cast Ons Finishing Techniques Fixing Mistakes Shaping Tips & Tricks