In honor of Leap Day yesterday, we’d like to show you some “leaped” stitches.

In knitting, when I think of leaped stitches, I think of Yarn Overs. Yarn overs are used for many things, including increases, intentional holes (like for a draw string or a small button), and lace. Here’s a great video on different kinds of Yarn Overs, depending on what stitches surround where you need to put your holes.

In Crochet, you can actually “leap” stitches, by skipping over them! This also creates holes in your work, and can be used for bag handles, drawstrings, button holes, or other decorative elements. Here’s a great video to show you how to skip stitches in your crochet!