is a great time for motif projects. The bite-sized elements are light and easy
to work, and they come together quickly into stunning garments. When you can
join those motifs together as you go, you get the added pleasure of a
quickly-finished piece without the fiddly frustration of seaming it all at the
Mershon's lovely Palm Tunic from Interweave
Crochet Summer 2013 is made up of triangle motifs that are joined as you
go. She uses two kinds of joins: a picot join at the corners and a chain-2 join
in the center of the edge. Here's a quick picture guide to these clever joins.
work your first motif as it is written in the pattern, and fasten it off. For
your next motif, you will work all but the last round exactly as written, and
work the joins on the final round.
you reach the tip of a triangle point, you will work a picot join. This join
begins the picot, then slip stitches to the picot on the adjacent motif, then
completes the picot on the working motif.