Joining African Flower Motives as-you-go with Single Crochet

I was making Maggie the Owl pattern, and decided to join motives as I was making them, as I really don’t like sewing up. I saw a tutorial about joining African Flowers when the last round is double crochet(US). My pattern however has last round as single crochet (US). So here’s how I did that:

To start, I decided to make 2 sc’d into ch-1sp. So the 1st sc belongs to the previous side of the hexagon, and the second sc – to the next one. When I come to the corner, I do the first sc, then I draw a loop to start the second sc:

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Then insert the hook top down into ch-1 space of the second hexagon that you want to join to, and grab the working yarn

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Pull the yarn up through the ch-1 space of the second motive

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And then through two loops on your hook – your sc/joining stitch is complete:

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2014-04-26 19.04.40I did not want to have big holes, and my stitch count was perfect for this (11 sc per side of hexagon – 9 into dc’s of the previous round and 2 into the corner ch-1), so I joined every other sc. That means after first sc, sc 1, and join with next sc – also skipping on sc in the second motive.

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Here’s one side finished

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 My post about Maggie the Owl is here

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