Johnny Vasquez Archive

Measuring Crochet Gauge

*+-When you are starting a crochet pattern, you’ll want to make a gauge swatch. This allows you to see how your crochet hook size works with the yarn you have chosen for your project. Patterns come with a suggested gauge to match so that the pattern fits correctly. This is …

Keeping Track of Needle Size While Swatching

*+-The Problem When starting a project, especially one that needs to fit, like a hat or a sweater, it’s a good idea to begin with a gauge swatch. Typically, you will make a few different swatches, using a few different needle sizes. When using the same yarn for all of …

Samosa Motif :: Crochet Stitch #337

*+-The Samosa Motif is named for the Indian pastries that share its shape. With its quick construction using only three rows and four stitches in its open loop corner design, it is a great unique alternative for those who want to move beyond the granny square.

The Basketweave Stitch

*+-The Basketweave stitch is a great textural pattern stitch. It uses front post and back post stitches to create a woven effect throughout the fabric, and works up quite thick. This pattern is great for washcloths, afghan blocks and projects where you want bold texture.

Crochet Stitches

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

Crochet Techniques

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Knitting Stitches

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Knitting Techniques

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