All posts tagged: PLT join

Continuous JAYG for Triangles, using PLT with SC

Welcome to my newest Joinjng Method Tutorial “CJAYG for Triangles (SC with PLT)”. There are so few good patterns for triangles out there, I am determined to get out of my hexagon obsession for a while to show some love to the 3 sided shape.

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Continuous JAYG for Hexagons – Using PLT with SC

YouTube Tutorial: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Introduction Welcome to the CypressTextiles continuous JAYG tutorial for hexagons using PLT and SC. This sounds scary, and it can take a moment for it to “click” but I promise it’s easy. Nearly any JAYG can convert to be worked continuously. So this is a mouthful… Let’s break it down: Continuous: The join will flow from one motif to the next, without breaking the yarn, tracing around the motifs following a special path. Think of making a drawing without picking up your pencil. We’ll start and stop at the same place. (I have a Continuous JAYG  – or CJAYG – masterpost!) JAYG: This means the motifs will be crocheted together as their final round, instead of being seamed with crochet stitches or with a tapestry needle. Since we are joining continuously, the Hexagons will look like they’re joined on the final round as normal, but this is the illusion of the “special path” I talked about. (I have some JAYG tutorials!) PLT: The “Pull Loop …

Birthday Blankets: Something old into something new :)

Who remembers that Sesame Street song??? I just knew it would be on YouTube, and yep! Go ahead… you know you wanna watch it 🙂 Today I’m getting into this spirit by turning some (111!) squares that I made last year into 2 blankets for my little cousins on their birthday. They’re 4 years apart, but born on the same day! Wowzers! Here are some old photos of the squares I’m using today. They are the extra pattern tester squares, photo model squares, etc.. from the Vibrant Vintage CAL that I hosted in 2016 using Stylecraft Special DK (affiliate) – All 33 square designs are represented here and I love these squares enough to frog all the edging and joining and give them new life as a pair of birthday blankets. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Here is what my living room looks like at the moment: I’ve frogged most of the edging and joining of the squares that were previously joined up for tutorials and what-not. 48 of the squares have a DC round of edging already on them. …

Hearthside Blanket Free Pattern

Find Hearthside free blanket pattern – a bohemian dream! – on Ravelry, Craftsy, and LoveKnitting.com (soon!) Hearthside is a cozy, colorful piece that will put a smile on your face every time you snuggle underneath. No hearth required, but it will definitely enhance the coze factor. Made in Scheepjes Secret Garden, this blanket is as delightful to make as it is to wrap up in. Have fun using all of the solid colors and three coordinating multis for two classic squares, a lovely texture granny square, and a beautiful bobble square. Finish it all off with a framing border that you’ll want to use for many projects to come. Check out the WIP and FO posts for Hearthside to see more glorious photos. This pattern was tested by the wonderful Kaelyn Guerin of iiirdwind, who has provided the brilliant photography for this pattern and all of the related blog posts on this site. Find Kaelyn on Etsy, Facebook, and Instagram for a beautiful scrolling experience <3 Materials Yarn: Scheepjes Secret Garden (20% Silk, 20% Cotton, 60% …

Hearthside Blanket: A Bohemian Beauty

Kaelyn of iiirdwind (on Etsy, Instagram, Facebook) has graciously finished her eye-catching sample blanket to test my free Hearthside pattern, and what a beauty! She has also provided all of the breathtaking photos for this post. Thank you, Kaelyn!  When Scheepjes added solid colors to their Secret Garden line, I positively had to have all of them. And what’re a bunch of solid colors missing? A bunch of variegated colors of course. More is more and less is a bore, right?!? (Shop Secret Garden: LoveKnitting (US), WoolWarehouse (UK), KnottyHouse (CA) ❤️)* You can read about my love for Secret Garden yourself, but I will say it’s like working with a special handspun yarn. Every stitch is a joy, and I cannot wait to release this free pattern to you lovely lot. It’s nearly done! For now, enjoy these gorgeous photos of Kaelyn’s Hearthside blanket.  Pre-edging My absolute favorite photo of Hearthside, ever: And lounging on the backyard fence: Here she is with the red and purple bobble edge. Totally honored to have the bohemian beauty …

PLT Join

Update!! Instagram user (and crochet friend!) @StitchGwen has made an excellent mini demo video of this join on her feed – go check it out! Her motions are exactly how I do it, so two thumbs up! IG StitchGwen PLT demo link See all of the projects where I’ve used PLT join HERE – over 100 blankets! What can I say about this join? When I started to teach myself crochet as a way to pass the time in college, I came across the work of Priscilla Hewitt. Often, I refer to her as my Crochet Idol, because her methods really intrigued me. I loved that her patterns were so innovative and complex, and I wanted to use them as a springboard into my own spin on the craft. Through working some of Priscilla’s patterns, I developed the PLT (or Pull Loop Through Join. Back then I didn’t have a name for it, and the closest I could come to describing it to everyone who asked was that it’s “like a flat braid join, but …