I've been plugging away at my scrap blanket using the Abstract Flower Motif No. 5 pattern (with worsted weight yarn and a 6mm hook). A few of you have asked how to do the joining motif, so I thought I'd put together a little tutorial on how I'm joining the circle motifs, and making the little joining motifs.
|The circle motifs are joined by 3 picots on each side, and joined as you crochet the last round. Start your first of 3 joining picots over a single crochet from the round before.|
|Start your picot with a ch 1, remove hook, insert hook through picot of motif you are joining to, pick loop back up and draw through...|
|And complete your picot.|
|*3 sc in next ch space, sc in next 3dc cluster, and repeat above steps for the next picot join, and repeat from * once more - 3 picot joins complete! Got the hang of it?|
|Make sure to leave one picot free before joining the second side of your circle motif.|
|Ok, on to the little joining motif! Start with 8 sc in magic circle, sl st to first sc.|
|**Ch 2, remove hook, insert into a free picot, pick loop back up and pull loop through...|
|Ch 2, sl st back into same st, sl st into next st.|
|Ch 5, remove hook, insert hook behind picot join, pick loop back up and pull through...|
|Ch 5, sl st in same st, sl st in next st... repeat from ** around, sl st in first sc.|
|And there's your completed joining motif!|
I hope this mini-tute makes sense, and if you have any questions don't hesitate to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). I'm always willing to help! If you have a go at this, I'd love to hear about it!