Yoyo CrochetBy A Guest Writer – 9 Comments
A Guest Post by Elsa.
If you’ve ever tried to make an afghan or scarf or other crocheted project with motifs, you’ll know that stitching together all the individual pieces can be quite annoying! This tutorial will show you a new way of doing this, with assemble-as-you-go pieces, so there’s no sewing required! This tutorial will show small circular pieces being joined together, but you can also use these techniques on granny squares and other motif shapes.
Now you have completed your first yoyo. After this, there are two different joining methods. The first of these is the hexagonal Net Joining. This method is relatively loose, and has a lacier look. The second method is the hexagonal Flat Braid Joining. This method is tighter, and less lacy-looking.
After finishing your first yoyo, start your second yoyo: ch 4, sl st in first ch forming a ring, 12 dc in ring, (ch 3, sc to next dc) 6 times, *ch 1, sc in one of the ch-3 spaces on the first yoyo, ch 1, sc in next dc on second yoyo, repeat from * one more time.
Flat Braid Joining
After finishing your first yoyo, start your second yoyo: ch 4, sl st in first ch forming a ring, 12 dc in ring, (ch 3, sc to next dc) 6 times. Now to start the joining, *ch 2, drop the stitch and insert hook into one of the ch-3 spaces on the first yoyo, then pick up the dropped stitch.
Repeat from * one more time. Now to join the third yoyo. This can be done with both joining, but here I’ll be using the flat braid joining. There are four places you need to stitch your third yoyo two, indicated with the arrows in the picture:
Elsa is 13 years old, and has OCD. Obsessive Crochet Disorder. Her grandma taught her crochet when she was 7. Elsa surrounds herself with yarn in her free time. She loves designing her own patterns, and all the gifts she gives to her friends, are unique, handmade crocheted items.