Johnny Vasquez Archive

The Difference Between An Increase And A Yarn Over

*+-The Problem There’s a small debate over whether or not a Yarn Over is considered an increase. This post discusses the similarities and differences between traditional knitting increases and a yarn over. Definition Of An Increase Before we can talk about what makes a Yarn Over, we first need to …

Bloque Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #340

*+-The Bloque Stitch is a nice solid textured stitch. Using only chains, double crochet stitches, and the occasional half-double crochet, this stitch forms into a strong interlocking pattern. An easy stitch, it would work well for bags or cushion covers.

The Magdalene Motif :: Crochet Stitch #338

*+-The Magdalene Motif is a circular motif with an openwork center. It creates a simple but striking wheel shape through chains and triple crochet stitches. Its straight edges can match up with other motifs such as squares or triangles to make a uniquely patterned afghan.

The Purl Bind Off

*+-There are some excellent reasons to use the Purl Bind Off: When working in Stockinette Stitch, using a Purl Bind Off can help the fabric stop curling to give you a clean, flat edge. When your bind off falls on a wrong side row, a Purl Bind Off can help …

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