Wednesday, December 6, 2017

2017 Fiber Flux Holiday CAL: Week 2, The Granny Triangle & JAYGO Technique


Welcome back for week 2 of the 2017 Fiber Flux Holiday Crochet Along! Today we'll be learning how to make the granny triangles and then join them all together!

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*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!


Because there are those of you who prefer a written pattern and those who prefer a video tutorial, below are both. Either way, be sure to check out the video for additional information, plus helpful tips too!

Here's this week's CAL video:


Instructions:

Note: It really helps to keep everything flat as you work, I like to lay mine on a table or lap as I go.

Ch 4 and join in the chain furthest from the hook with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 6 then work 3 dc into the ring, then ch 3. Work 3 dc, ch 3 once more then work 2 dc into the center of the ring (where the ch 6 was made at the beginning of the round). Join to close round with a slip stitch in the third chain of the beginning chain of the round. Note: The 6 chains at the beginning of the round--3 count as a dc, the other 3 count as the ch-3 space.

Note: if you want to change colors, simply fasten off and tie a new color on into any corner space. To keep the same color, slip stitch over to the first corner space you come to.

Round 2: Chain 6 then in the first corner space, work 3 double crochet, then chain 1. In the next corner space, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc). Then ch 1 and work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in the next corner space, then ch 1. In the last corner space (same space where you began) work 2 dc, then join with a slip stitch to close round.

Round 3: Chain 6 then in the first corner space, work 3 double crochet, then chain 1. Next, (3 dc, ch 1) to work the side. In the next corner space, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), then ch 1. In the next space (side) work (3 dc, ch 1). In the next corner space work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) then ch 1. Next, (3 dc, ch 1) to work the side. In the last corner space (same space where you began) work 2 dc, then join with a slip stitch to close round.

Round 4: Chain 6 then in the first corner space, work 3 double crochet, then chain 1. Next, (3 dc, ch 1) in the next space, then (3 dc, ch 1) to work the side. In the next corner space, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1). Next, (3 dc, ch 1) in the next space, then (3 dc, ch 1) to work the side. In the next corner space work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1). Next, (3 dc, ch 1) in the next space, then (3 dc, ch 1) to work the side. In the last corner space (same space where you began) work 2 dc, then join with a slip stitch to close round.

Repeat round 4 until triangle measures about 16 inches from bottom to top point, then proceed below for JAYGO (join as you go).


Part 1:  The Very First Triangle (worked independently, nothing is joined to this one yet)

Make a complete triangle (see above).  I made mine in three rounds of each color, for a total of 9 rounds per triangle.  Mine measured about 16 inches from bottom to top.

Part 2: Joining The Second Triangle

Make the second triangle and when you get to the very last round, work the first side as you normally would.  When you get to the corner space, work 3 dc into the corner space as normal, then work a slip stitch into the other triangle you are joining this one onto.  Then work 3 more dc into the same corner space.  Work the side of the triangle by working 3 dc into each side space and instead of the ch 1 (as was done in previous rounds) instead work a sl st into the corner spaces to join the two triangles together.  At the next corner space, work the first three dc, then sl st join onto the other triangle, then 3 dc into the corner space.  Continue around the rest of the triangle as normal (see above pattern).

Part 3: Joining Subsequent Squares

Repeat step 2 for the rest of the triangles, leaving an opening on the very last triangle (so that tree skirt can go around the tree trunk).  I made and joined a total of 6 triangles for my tree skirt (see above diagram).

*Important: If you have never tried the JAYGO technique, I highly recommend the video. 


OK, let's take a quick peek at the schedule...last week we talked a little bit about the project and went over supplies needed:

(Click the links below to see past weeks)



Also I have set up a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a special welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!






I am so super excited to see all of your beautiful projects in the next few weeks...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you next Tuesday for part three of the CAL!!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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