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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
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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2012 10:21:57 AM »

I've tried to add a second row, but my yo yo starts to look more like a granny square, it's d/c for 23 on the second row, yes?
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2012 10:41:42 PM »

Finally a pattern I can read. LOL, how do you keep them flat?

lovesclutter, I'd like to answer your question but I'm not entirely sure what you mean?? I crochet the yoyos separately and then I join them by using the Hexagonal braiding technique.
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2012 11:15:06 PM »

I've tried to add a second row, but my yo yo starts to look more like a granny square, it's d/c for 23 on the second row, yes?

zippecar - Use double crochet for the first and second row. Start the second row with 3 ch (this counts as your first double crochet) and then crochet 23 dc.
 
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.
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2012 11:21:07 PM »

I've just realised that one gets British and American crochet terms, so to diffuse any confusion, when I refer to a double crochet this is the stitch I'm referring too:
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/doing-a-double-crochet.html

I'm Pleased to Announce!!
I'm working on a tutorial which will show how to make the afghans featured in the first post! It will be available within the next day or two.
 Grin
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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2012 06:00:20 AM »

Finally a pattern I can read. LOL, how do you keep them flat?

lovesclutter, I'd like to answer your question but I'm not entirely sure what you mean?? I crochet the yoyos separately and then I join them by using the Hexagonal braiding technique.

Thanks Katara, now that I know what I'm doing wrong I can variate the pattern and get different sizes and textures, I'm officially in. Will post pics later today of those I have made this week.

This is fun and while I not sure what projet(s) I will use them for, this is the perfect way to use up little bits of yarn. Thanks for that link too. Very clear without being a video.
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« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2012 09:20:40 AM »

A tutorial would be great!!! I learned what little I "know" from my great grandmother and I'm starting to realize that she taught me a mixed bag of British and American, which is probably what she learned from her mother... Grin
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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2012 10:28:25 AM »

So my yo-yos were a hit with my niece while she was in town...she loved the colors and how they were just the right size for her hand....she did enjoy pretending they were cookies!
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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2012 01:20:51 PM »

Finger's crossed this works  Shocked

It's rainy and icky outside, so I spent my lunch hour making yo-yo's.
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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2012 04:09:02 AM »

TUTORIAL: How to crochet yoyos together as you go along

1. Crochet a traditional single round yoyo (16dc)



2. Start crocheting a second traditional single round yoyo until you have made about 8dc. We are now going to join the first and second yoyo. Hook the stitch that is on the crochet needle through to the first yoyo. See pictures below





3. Continue crocheting the second yoyo as normal.


4. The 2 yoyos are now joined  Cheesy



5. This yoyo shows were you'll join the other yoyos



6. Continue in this fashion:





7. The fourth yoyo needs to be joined at 2 places:





I hope this all makes sense! Please ask if something is unclear.
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katara
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2012 04:18:55 AM »

@lovesclutter - Glad to hear that you have figured things out and that you are having fun! Smiley

@AuntieKar - It's always fascinating to get a child's perspective. They have wonderful imaginations!

@zippecar - You had a very productive lunch hour indeed Wink
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« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2012 07:32:02 PM »

I know the month is half done, but this looks like fun!  I need to do some serious stash busting.  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2012 06:14:08 AM »

@Junior_Mint - You are welcome to join in at any time!

This is what I've crocheted so far:

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« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2012 09:53:26 AM »

I tried connecting them as I made them, but that didn't work out well for me. I took them apart and re-did them last night while I watched Inspector Lewis on Public Television.
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« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2012 02:17:51 PM »

I'm joining mine (double yo yo) as I go along, but I find the spaces quite big.  Maybe there will be a way to crochet them shut?  Undecided
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« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2012 12:16:31 AM »

I'm joining mine (double yo yo) as I go along, but I find the spaces quite big.  Maybe there will be a way to crochet them shut?  Undecided

You could crochet the yoyos together using a stagger pattern to minimize the gaps. Im including a picture so that you can see what I mean

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« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2012 12:26:26 AM »

I tried connecting them as I made them, but that didn't work out well for me. I took them apart and re-did them last night while I watched Inspector Lewis on Public Television.


Your yoyo train looks like it wants to become a yoyo clown! Cheesy
Here is a free pattern:
http://www.enfys.me.uk/free-yoyo-clown.htm
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« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2012 06:27:06 AM »

That's cute! I've never seen one of those. I strung them together to prevent the cat from using them as hockey pucks.  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2012 11:44:12 AM »

 Cool Managed a double that does not look like a granny square or a pretzel, and of course it's on the day when I forgot my phone. I'll post pictures Monday.
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« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2012 09:05:51 PM »

I'm joining mine (double yo yo) as I go along, but I find the spaces quite big.  Maybe there will be a way to crochet them shut?  Undecided

You could crochet the yoyos together using a stagger pattern to minimize the gaps. Im including a picture so that you can see what I mean



I never thought of that!  :S  That's a really good idea...unfortunatel y I've stitched them together already using the tutorial that shows how to attach them as you go along.  Oopsie!  Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2012 12:15:11 PM »



I spent most of my weekend hiding out from the heat.

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« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2012 07:17:04 AM »

zippecar - You are making good progress!  Cheesy

I crocheted a third row around all my yoyos  Smiley

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« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2012 08:15:13 AM »

The color on that last row really makes the inside colors "pop".
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« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2012 09:45:33 AM »

One good thing about working in a cubicle farm, plenty of blank space to present my

Black Thumb Garden



These are a few of my favorites...



On to August...
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« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2012 09:59:49 AM »

zippecar I have no idea what a cubicle farm is but your yoyos are pretty! I like that you used some variegated yarn for some the rounds  Grin

My progress:

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« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2012 12:33:21 PM »

Thank you so much, and thank you for hosting the challenge. I'm glad you went ahead and squared one, I was wondering what that would look like.

I need  Roll Eyes to check the mark down bin on the way home and add a couple of colors to the mix.
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