Johnny Vasquez Archive

The Decrease Bind Off :: Bind Off #6

*+-The Decrease Bind Off is a method of finishing. This is one of the quickest and simplest methods of binding off, and gives your knitting a handsome and firm edging with little stretch. This decorative bind off is great for pocket edges and other places you want a more stylish …

The Chainless Starting Treble Crochet

*+-When you begin the new row of a pattern, you most often start the row with a series of chain stitches. This often counts as your first double crochet in the row. The problem with this method is that you can get a gap at the beginning of the row. …

The German Twisted Cast On :: Cast On #5

*+-The German Twisted Cast On is a variation of the Long Tail Cast On. It is sometimes known as the Old Norwegian Cast On. By adding an extra twist while casting on, this method gives a little more stretch to your edging. It is also a deeper cast on making …

The Chainless Starting Double Crochet

*+-When you begin the new row of a pattern, you most often start the row with a series of chain stitches. This often counts as your first double crochet in the row. The problem with this method is that you can get a gap at the beginning of the row. …

The Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)

*+-The Foundation Double Crochet is a method of beginning a project allows you to work your foundation row at the same time as your first row, using the double crochet stitch. It's great for projects that may have a long foundation row. It creates a different, but attractive, style of …

The Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC)

*+-The Foundation Half Double Crochet is a method of beginning a project allows you to work your foundation row at the same time as your first row, using the half double crochet stitch. It's great for projects that may have a long foundation row. It creates a different, but attractive, …

The Knitted Cast On :: Cast On #4

*+-The Knitted Cast On is a very strong cast on, suitable for garment edges and other locations with lots of wear and tear. Casting on is the way to begin any knitting project. This method is also great for the beginner knitter to learn because it the basic knit stitch …

The Russian Bind Off :: Bind Off #5

*+-The Russian Bind Off is a way of finishing your work, securing your stitches at the end of your project so that it doesn't unravel. The difference that makes the Russian Bind Off special is that it uses a more efficient method of performing the knitted bind off, by knitting …

Foundation Single Crochet (FSC)

*+-The Foundation Single Crochet is a method of beginning a project allows you to work your foundation row at the same time as your first row, using the single crochet stitch. It's great for projects that may have a long foundation row. It creates a different, but attractive, style of …

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