Mikey explains 3 ways you can connect crocheted yo-yos, or medallion shaped crocheted pieces.
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How to Connect Crocheted Yoyos
Okay. So, continuing along with my Yoyo crochet, there three ways of attaching the Yoyos together. And what you see here, see how it’s nice in tight. This is called a braided joint. So if you want to know how to join them braided, go on to my YouTube and enter braided joining. And hopefully it will come up for the search here on the side window. So, this is a braided joining. Now here and this is the braided joining hexagonal so every side is actually attached to something. Okay. And this is a Christmas tree skirt and this is just one panel and there will be six of these panels with my Christmas tree, you know, the scamp and whatever so the next pattern is going to be going off into this direction as it goes around the tree.
So anyway, so then there is net stitching and this is the hexagonal on net stitching and it is attached to all sides of it, however it’s where it’s being attached when you—see how you do in the loops, like so, it all depends where you attach it to that loop. So this is the loosest that you ever possibly get for the hexagonal joining. So you end up with that kind of hole in the middle. And then there is—you can also in net join and there are 12 sides to this. So if you go to two, four, six and eight, okay you got eight sides and you can actually leave one empty so instead of this being here, it could actually be equal. So it could actually be a square and so then it would leave a really big hole in the middle. That you know, for what you needed for it might be actually worth while. And these little strings, it’s called a Yoyo crochet because these little string are dangling of it. And what I recommend here, I should just grab a needle and show you real quick because I now have to show of what you need to do with those because in the book that I was doing, they don’t show you what you can do with those. So you end up with like this really stupid strings over here, so what you got to do is you put your needle into the hole that you just finished off, wrap your—just grab that loose piece and pull it through. Grab it again and go to the next hole. Put your needle through and pull it through to the next and keep going around the circle.
Now when we were doing to the Yoyo crochet, we came in this direction so were actually going backward with the loose string. And what happen is that when you attach the next and Yoyo to it, you’re going to trap that loose string into the actual crochet pattern sp what you have is you have like in really edges. So you got a loose one here but then in the next one that will attach to this will hide it.
So anyway, so those are the three kinds so you got braided, joining, if you want to look that up, you got net joining which is like this, this is a net hexagonal. And then you can do also the net, just attaching with just two, leaving one empty and then attach two and leaving one empty and attach two, one empty, attach two. So you can decide either way you want to go. Now I really like this color changing and I will show how to do that too. It does—the only disadvantage with this kind of thing I find is that you end up with a lot of cut strings and I like blankets that have no cut strings. So I really like how you can make patterns like this and really give it a really good definition. But I kind of worry about all the cut strings, you know, because I really have to go through this blanket and clean it up or through this tree skirt.