So, ready for the 2nd installment of the crochet along?
For this week you needed to have 3 pieces ready, 1 done all the way through Round 4 and 2 through round 3.
Let us get to the joining! Begin round 4 on the next piece and stop after the first 5 dcs.
Here is where the magic of joining while you go happens. There are 3 chains that you have to make here in the corner. If we exchange that 2nd chain for a slip stitch we keep the style and length of the corner the same but will will connect it to the previously finished square.
Chain 1, then slip stitch into the chain 3 corner space on the finished square
Chain one more to finish the corner space and then complete the next 5dcs in the same ch5 space.
You should join in the middle of this side as well as at the corners for stability. Sc in the next ch5 space, ch2, slips stitch to the corresponding ch 5 on the finished square, ch 2 more and sc in the next ch 5 space.
Now repeat the corner – [5dc, ch1, slip stitch to ch3 space of finished square, ch 1 5dc] in next ch 5 space
The joining is now finished, complete this square by finishing Round 4. 2 squares joined.
Follow this sequence once more to join the 3rd piece.
Thats it for this week. Next week we’ll join the second group of 3 which gets a little bit tricky because it puts the whole scarf on the bias! But if you can follow along this week you’ll do fine next week.
Remember to pop me an e-mail if you have questions and if you’ve got pics of your progress send those along as well. I’d love to see how you’re doing 🙂