Connecting Shapes

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Thanks for taking Connecting Shapes! I hope you are full of new ideas and excitement for creating beautiful fabrics with crocheted motifs of all sorts.

Incompetech.com allows you to create all sorts of interesting graph paper that you can use to sketch out and plan fabrics. I made a few and saved them for you. Feel free to download them.

In our January 2021 class, someone mentioned Stitchfiddle.com as a good resource. I list Stitch Fiddle and a ton of other design resources elsewhere on my website. You may be especially interested in all the crochet stitch dictionaries I have listed there.

Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs by Edie Eckman
Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs

The two motif books I reference most often are Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs and Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs.

Many of the projects you saw were from this book: Snowy Shaped Shawl, Linen Place Mat, Layered Motif Afghan (the turquoise one), Summer Baby Blanket, Poet Vest and Lacy Skirt.

Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs by Edie Eckman
Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs

Both books (by me) are excellent sources of motifs of different shapes.

Eulerian Triangles Shawl Crochet Pattern by Edie Eckman

The Eulerian Triangles Shawl, which you saw in orangey tones, is an example of continuous motifs. The pattern is completely written AND charted.

coral, yellow and sage cowl

The Fall Flowers Cowl is actually two coordinating join-as-you-go cowls.

Buy the kit from Stunning String, or buy the pattern from Ravelry or Payhip.

Granny square style hat in purple, teal and blue

The Village Hat is pattern is another fun join-as-you-go project that uses triangle motifs to shape the crown.

Check out the beautiful kits available from Wonderland Yarns. (NOTE as of January 11, 2021: I see that the kits are no longer available, but I’m checking on that now. I’ll update this page when I hear if they will be in stock again soon.)

Joining Crochet Motifs Craftsy

Joining Crochet Motifs is my Crafty class that covers all the different kinds of joins I showed you, and more. It covers both seaming and join-as-you-go.

That green/turquoise granny square blanket that everyone liked? That’s the class project. The pattern is available with the Crafty class.

Join As You Go Seamless Crochet Techniques

Join as You Go Seamless Crochet Techniques, also on Craftsy, goes into more details of (you guessed it) JAYGo techniques.

Here are a couple of videos you might find helpful:

Did I miss anything? If there was something I promised to share with you, but forgot to include here, please contact me.
Happy crocheting!