Johnny Vasquez Archive

How to Crochet The Chain Stitch

Crochet is easy to learn and the basic chain stitch is the foundation of every crochet pattern. It consists of making a series of small interlocking loops, similar to a cast on row, but hanging loose instead of being put onto another needle.

How to Knit The Knit Stitch

The knit stitch is the most basic stitch a knitter can learn. It is from this stitch that all other stitches are made. The knit stitch consists of pulling a loop of yarn through an existing loop on the needle. Here are some step by step instructions for how this …

How to Knit The Long Tail Cast On

The Long Tail Cast On is one of the most commonly used methods to cast on and a good general choice for most patterns. It creates an even, stretchy edge that is well suited for the stockinette stitch and for ribbing. It's easy to knit from and (with a little …

Crochet Stitches

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

Crochet Techniques

Abbreviations Foundation Chains Seaming Shaping Tips & Tricks

Knitting Stitches

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

Knitting Techniques

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