By Edie Eckman
If you’re like many crocheters, you're keen on to sew motifs yet dread the method of becoming a member of them. yet connecting one motif to a different should be as exhilarating as sewing! Edie Eckman’s consultant to inventive becoming a member of suggestions exhibits how effortless it's to mix multiples of a motif to shape an entire new trend, from lacy hyperlinks to third-dimensional results, swirls, radiants, and wheels. the diversities are unending! Eckman additionally presents a hundred brand-new motif designs. each, and each becoming a member of method, is observed by means of step by step directions and cutting edge charts to make sure good fortune. This fabulous assortment is a must have for any crocheter.
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Extra resources for Connect the shapes crochet motifs: creative techniques for joining motifs of all shapes; includes 101 new motif designs
Wrap the yarn several times in a figure 8 around your fingers, taking care that the strands lie parallel on your fingers. With your other hand, pinch the yarn where it crosses itself and then pull it from your fingers. Keeping the tail free throughout, fold this little skein of yarn in half and begin wrapping additional yarn around it, taking care not to wrap too tightly. Continue wrapping yarn in various directions to create a ball; wrapping over the fingers prevents the yarn from getting too tight.
Weave in more than one direction — clockwise, counterclockwise, diagonally, horizontally, vertically. • Weave in on the wrong side of the same color as the tail whenever possible. Attitude Adjustment Admittedly, this is not exactly a technique, but it might be the most important tip for weaving in ends. Instead of letting the Fear and Dread of Multiple Ends keep you from using all the colors of yarn you desire, think of the task as just another important step in making the best possible project you can.
Perhaps it is the ability to play with color, without fear of wasting too much time or yarn if the results are not what we would like. Or perhaps it is the construction of a whole from individual units that appeals to us, evoking the puzzles and blocks of our childhoods. Many crocheters love to stitch motifs but dread the process of joining them. Connecting one motif to another — or many motifs to each other — doesn’t have to be the most-feared and least-looked-forward-to aspect of a crochet project.