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Join in the Round – Jasmine Stitch Series

July 19, 2019
Cover image for the Part 5 of the Jasmine Stitch Series

You’ve done it! You’ve learned about the puff stitch, the foundation stitches and how to make 3-puff clusters to make the jasmine stitch! Now let’s learn how to join in the round so that no project is undoable!

Joining Puff

Joining in the round begins with the first puff of each round, the one that makes your work “go up”. This puff – I will call it the joining puff – will have one loop less than the others because you’ll add the remaining loop when you join.

As such, for the first puff stitch of every round, close this stitch with only 3 loops on your hook. Then, keep working until you have only one cluster left to complete the round.

You will complete the last cluster using one loop and the joining puff as your last puff stitch and this way your work will look absolutely seamless.

Join in the round

The explanation that follows assumes that you did the joining puff with only 4 loops and that you worked your round until only one cluster is left to finish it.

Just as before, for this and the other tutorials I use the following abbreviations (US terms):

  • ch: chain
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • yo: yarn over

Step 1 – Connect the bottom

Start making the 3-puff cluster, by making the first 2 puffs (10 loops on your hook). Yo and – ensure your clusters are not twisted – insert your hook through both the next st of the foundation sts and the st that connects the joining puff with the foundation sts. Yo and lengthen your loop. 

Step 1 on how to join in the round

Step 2 – Connect the top

The last loop you have on your hook will now make part of the joining puff, making it a 5-loop puff st. You are now ready to close the cluster.

Insert your hook (11 loops on hook) into the st that closed your joining puff. Yo and pinch the back loop of the yo. Holding the yarn, pull through all loops on hook (1 loop on hook). Insert your hook through the st that holds the joining puff together and under the yarn you are still pinching. Yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook). Yo and pull through both loops to close the st. Ch 1 to tighten it.

Step 2 on how to join in the round

It’s joined!

You’ve joined in the round! Now, all you have to do is another joining puff stitch and keep working the 3-puff clusters as explained here!

With this technique you have all you need to make the Jasmine Cowl, so why don’t give it a try?

Model wearing the crochet jasmine cowl.

If you have practiced making the stitch and you’re getting the hang of it, it should take you about 3 hours to make it. Go for it! 😉

One last thing!

We can’t really end this tutorial without learning how to do some colorwork. So jump on to the next tutorial on how to make jasmine stitch colorwork!

Pinterest image for the Jasmine Stitch Series

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