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Join As You Go Motifs

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Join as you go crochet is nothing more than a crochet shape that is attached to another shape by aligning it to the previous square. They are just slip stitched together to the stitches on the opposite square. I like to think of it as crocheting a kaleidoscope. Join as you go can be circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, hexagons to name a few. My favorite is working with thread. The motifs can be yarn or thread to create afghans, tablecloths or even sweaters and pullovers. You can create yarn projects out of thread instructions or thread projects out of yarn instructions. I have done both and had great results. My advice is to crochet a shape or two of your project first, to see how they lay together and if you are going to like it, when you are using a medium other than what the pattern recommends.

Video Tutorial:Join As You Go - Thread Examples


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These are projects that I have created. The image to the right is a project I am currently wor…

5 Sided Solid Motif

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5 Sided Solid Motif

CH 4 or Magic Circle

Round 1: CH 3, 2 DC, *CH 2, 3 DC* repeat from * to * 4 times. CH 1,
SC in beg CH 3 to join.

Round 2: CH 3, 2 DC in chain, *DC in ea DC across, 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC
in next(corner) CH 2 SP.* Repeat from * to * 4 times. 2 DC, CH 1 in
next SP. SC in BEG CH 3. (7 Double Crochet)

Round 3: CH 3, 2 DC in chain, *DC in ea DC across, 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC
in next(corner) CH 2 SP.* Repeat from * to * 4 times. 2 DC, CH 1 in
next SP. SC in BEG CH 3. (11 Double Crochet)

Crochet Video Tutorial:5 Sided Solid Motif

5 Sided Crochet Granny Motif

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CH = Chain

BEG = Beginning
DC = Double Crochet
Sp = Space
Chain 4, join
Round 1: Ch 3, 2 DC in chain loop, * CH 2, 3 DC* from * 4 times. CH 1, SC in BEG CH 3.
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 DC in same space, *CH 1, 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC in next corner space*; repeat from * 4 times. CH 1, 3 DC in next space. CH 1, SC in BEG CH 3.

Round 3: Ch 3, 2 DC in same space, *CH 1, 3 DC in next space, CH 1; 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC in next corner space*; repeat from * 4 times. CH 1, 3 DC in next space. CH 1, SC in BEG CH 3.

Crochet Video Tutorial:5-Sided Crochet Granny Motif

3-Sided Solid Motif

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Solid 3-Sided Motif
Pattern by Teresa Richardson
Chain 3
Round 1: CH3, 3 DC in the chain loop. *CH2, 4DC in loop, twice from *. CH1, SC in BEG CH 3. (4 DC)
Round 2: CH3, 1DC in same SP. 1 DC in each of the next 4 DC. *2DC, CH2, 2DC in next CH2 SP. DC in each DC across. Twice from *. 2DC, CH1 in next SP. CH1, SC in BEG CH3. (8 DC)
Round3: CH3, 1DC in same SP. 1 DC in each of the next 8 DC. *2DC, CH2, 2DC in next CH2 SP. DC in each DC across. Twice from *. 2DC, CH1 in next SP. CH1, SC in BEG CH3. (12 DC)
Video Tutorial:3-Sided Solid Motif

3-Sided Open Motif

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3-Sided Open Motif

Round 1: Chain 3, 3 DC in loop, CH 2,4 DC in loop, CH 2, 4 DC in loop,CH 1, SC in BEG CH 3.

Round 2: Chain 3, 3 DC in CH 2 SP, CH 1,4 DC in CH 2 SP, *CH 1, 4 DC, CH2, 4 DC in Corner, Repeat around, from * twiceending the second corner with 4 DC CH 1, SC in BEG CH 3.

Round 3: Chain 3, 3 DC in CH 2 SP; *CH 1, 4DC in next CH 1 SP, CH 1, 4DC, CH2, 4DC in next CH 2 SP. twice from*. CH1, 4DC in next CH
1 SP, CH 1, 4DC in beg corner, CH1, SC in beg CH 3.
Video Tutorial:3-Sided Granny Motif