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katara
« on: June 27, 2012 01:58:26 AM »

YOYO-ALONG



This is a motivational crochetalong. The idea is to do some easy 'mindless' crocheting and perhaps ending up with an afghan after a month or two. It's a great yarn destashing project as well!

The idea is to keep yourself working on your yoyos and posting progress photos as you go, and posting updates on how much you've accomplished throughout the month. Ideally, one post per week to let everyone know how it's going and at least one progress picture for the month should be the goal.

I'm offering some crochet hooks as a prize for this month.


To stand a chance to win, you must post at least 4 times during the month of July. At the end of the month I'll do a lucky draw.

MY YOYO PATTERN:

1 - Chain 4 and Slip Stitch To Create A Ring
2 - Chain Up 3, Double Crochet 11 Times. (The first chain of 3 counts as one Double Crochet Automatically giving a final of 12). Slip Stitch at the end to complete the circle.

You can stop here, or add additional rounds, doubling up the stitch count each row.

TRADITIONAL YOYO PATTERN:

A yo-yo is 16 dc worked into the ring with no chains between them.

A double yo-yo is 2 rounds, 16 dc on the first round, and 2 dc in each stitch on the second round for a total of 32 dc on that round.

A triple yo-yo is 3 rounds. There are two ways to make these. One uses 12, 24, 36 stitches. That would be 12 in ring, 2 in each st, then increase in every other stitch to get 36. The other is made the same, continuing the basic yo-yo. It starts with 16 dc in ring, then 2 in each, then increase in every other stitch - 16, 32, 48.

Methods for joining your yoyos together
1. Hexagonal Braiding Joining
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H80JyAAkiHQ&feature=channel

2. Hexagonal Net Joining
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zaa0FCzlPg8&feature=related

Need some more inspiration?? Check out these cool creations!


http://sarahlondon.wordpress.com/2009/06/10/yo-yos/


http://sunshinescreations.vintagethreads.com/2009/06/yoyo-afghan-instructions-tutorial.html

Happy YOYO-ing!! Cheesy
« Last Edit: January 13, 2014 01:42:25 PM by pinkleo » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Radmom
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012 04:42:46 AM »

This will help me continue. Lol glad we are keeping it going.
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Ariethine
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012 10:06:29 AM »

I'll join. I've started yarn destashing, but it's been in the form of saltines. Yo yos are fun.
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katara
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012 04:30:36 AM »

Welcome to the July Yoyo-along Radmom and Ariethine  Cheesy
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zippecar
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012 09:05:14 AM »

I'm hoping to join in this month. I don't have much of a stash to bust but I'd love to experiment with what I have.
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Please spay or neuter your pet!!!!
katara
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2012 08:17:14 AM »

Glad to have you zippecar  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2012 04:54:27 AM »

Yup, definitely gonna have to join in again this month....and can I tell you just how funny my in-laws were as they were trying to decide what I was making.....the best idea came from my brother in law.....a shot glass coaster!   Lots of laughs!
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Craziness and Craftiness are synonymous, right?!

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zippecar
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2012 11:48:38 AM »

I just made one out of a really pretty worseted, it looks like the world's smallest pastie. Wink
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katara
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2012 12:35:16 PM »

Shot glass coasters and pasties! Lol!! Now there's only one thing left to say:"Let's get this party started!!" Wink

I'm going to start off with this:

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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2012 09:08:05 AM »

Finally a pattern I can read. LOL, how do you keep them flat?
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I have a split personality, because you guys crack me up.  AND The best day I ever had was TODAY!
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