Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs: Creative Techniques for Joining Motifs of All Shapes; Includes 101 New Motif Designs
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Connecting beautiful motifs can be just as enjoyable as crocheting them. Edie Eckman’s creative joining techniques allow you to easily combine multiples to form a whole new pattern, from lacy links, swirls, radiants, and wheels to three-dimensional effects. Step-by-step instructions, detailed photography, and innovative stitching charts ensure success. With 100 brand-new motif designs at your fingertips, you’ll be free to explore limitless variations and capture your own personal style.
4, join with slip st to form ring. Rnd 1 Ch 3 (counts as dc), 17 dc in ring, join with slip st to front loop of top of ch-3 — 18 dc. Place marker in back loop of 3rd st. Rnd 2 Ch 8 (counts as dc and ch 5), *FLtr2tog over next 2 dc, ch 5, FLdc in next dc, ch 5; rep from * around, omitting last FLdc, join with slip st to 3rd ch of ch-8. Rnd 3 Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 6, (tr, ch 2, Picot-4, ch 2, tr) in next cluster, ch 6, sc in next dc; rep from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to
the round with a slip knot, you’ll be working over it. 4. Insert the needle from top to bottom back down into the V at the top of the last stitch of the round, and weave in the end. WITH SLIP KNOT Weaving in Ends Logic dictates that for every piece of yarn used, two ends need to be secured. The best methods are invisible on the right side of the fabric, yet secure enough to ensure that the ends don’t work themselves out with handling. The ends may be worked in as the piece is stitched or
top of ch-3. Rnd 5 Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each st and ch-1 space around, placing (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each corner ch-3 space, join with slip st to top of ch-3. Rnd 6 Ch 1, sc in each dc around, placing 5 sc in each corner space. Fasten off. Rnd 7 Work Rnd 7 over Rnd-2 sts. Crocodile Stitch around first pair of dcs, ch 2, slip st around post of next dc, ch 2; *Crocodile Stitch around next pair of dcs, slip st around post of next dc, ch 2; rep from * around, join with slip st to first dc.
and joining or working plain ch-2 corners as needed, join with slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off. FEATURES: Partial motif JAYGo Flat join Connection in adjoining points Connection in adjoining sides Filler motif 73 Rnds 1, 2, 4, and 5 A Rnd 3 B This square incorporates a different technique — Block Stitches — to establish the sawtooth look of the rounds. The rounded corners make it appear more circular than square when all five rounds are complete. For a more defined square, stop after
(tapestry needle join, page 16) to first sc. Fasten off. Use tails to sew accent to center of Basic Flower. Joining the Flowers Cut filament to desired length plus 24" (61 cm), plus 1" (2.5 cm) for each flower to be joined. Thread end of filament through tip of one flower; pull flower toward center of base; tie in place with a single overhand knot. Working from center of base outward, repeat for remaining flowers. Before joining last two flowers, trim base to desired length plus 4" (10 cm). Tie