Sky Blanket – the first row is joined!


I have now put together the first 26 yo-yos, representing the first 13 days of the year. As promised, I will detail below how to put them together, in case anyone else is putting together a yo-yo blanket. Basically, you join one row together, then the next row is joined to it (I’ll detail that in the post where I join the second row).

By now, you should have a nice little pile of colourful yo-yos. If you haven’t, you need to go and make them now. You can see how to make them (very simply!) in my previous post, HERE.

Now, you’re going to lay out your yo-yos in whatever order you want them for your first row (or you can just pull them out of the bag randomly – whatever takes your fancy).

If you’ve done that, we’ll continue with joining together the first row. As always, I’m using US terms, simply because that’s how I learned to crochet:

11.) With your joining colour, join with a single crochet in any stitch on the first yo-yo. (chain 3, skip next stitch, single crochet in next stitch) three times. Chain 2, skip next stitch, half double crochet in next stitch.

2.) Pick up your second yo-yo. Half double crochet in any stitch. Chain 2, skip next stitch, single crochet in next stitch. (Chain 3, skip next stitch, single crochet in next stitch) twice, Chain 2, skip next stitch, half double crochet in next stitch.

2Attach the rest of the yo-yos in the row in the same way. When you get to the last yo-yo in the row, do the following:

3.) Attach the last yo-yo in the row with a half double crochet in any stitch. Chain 2, miss next stitch, single crochet in next stitch. (Chain 3, skip next stitch, single crochet in next stitch) six times to go round the edge of the last yo-yo. Chain 2, skip next stitch, half double crochet in the next stith (the same stitch into which you did the half double crochet when joining the last yo-yo to the previous one in the row).

34.) Half double crochet in the next yo-yo, into the same stitch as the half double crochet went into  when going along the top of the row. Chain 2, skip next stitch, single crochet in next stitch. (Chain 3, skip next stitch, single crochet in next stitch) twice. Chain 2, skip next stitch, half double crochet in the next stitch (same stitch into which you did the half double crochet when joining the last yo-yo to the previous one in the row).

4Continue working back along the row, joining the yo-yos along the bottom of the row in the same way as you did going along the top, making the half double crochet joins in the same stitch into which the half double crochet went going along the top. Continue along till you reach the starter yo-yo.

5.) Half double crochet in the next yo-yo, into the same stitch as the half double crochet went into  when going along the top of the row. Chain 2, skip next stitch, single crochet in next stitch. (Chain 3, skip next stitch, single crochet in next stitch) twice. Chain 3, and join with a slip stitch into the beginning single crochet. Finish off and weave in ends.

5And there you have it – you’ve successfully joined all the yo-yos in your first row. Ta-daaaa!

I’ll detail how to join the second (and all subsequent rows) in another post, so make sure you subscribe to this blog by clicking on the “Follow Kincavel Korner” button up there at the top on the right hand side – you wouldn’t want to miss it!

1st row joined
The first row is joined!
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