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Learn Yo Yo Crochet

If you are not familiar with yo-yo crochet, this page will be sure to enlighten you and most likely send you on your first yo-yo journey.

These lovely little yo-yos are quite trendy right now and are quickly making a rapid come-back. There are many different ways and designs for the crochet yo-yo.

In its most basic form it is simply a small circle crochet pattern made by crocheting one or two rounds of stitches.

A new form of yo-yo crochet is the yo-yo puff.  This is a take on the basic yo-yo design, but has additional steps to make it three dimensional, and as might be discerned, it is a puffy rather than a flat yo-yo.

These lovely little circles are combined to make a plethora of yo-yo crochet patterns and projects.

What can you make with crochet yo-yo motifs?

  • Afghans
  • Scarves
  • Shawls
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • And More

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To find many more yo-yo crochet patterns, go to our popular page with many free circle crochet patterns and projects made of yo-yos.

The yo-yo crochet circles can be combined either after they are made or while they are being crocheted.

We have searched the internet and found some terrific tutorials and instructions to teach you how to make crochet yo-yos. This page also has many tutorials showing both ways to join the circle crochet.

Basic yo-yo crochet 

A popular way of making a crochet yo-yo begins with a “magic circle” which is an adjustable ring, also called a “magic ring”.  Double Treble Crochets are made inside the ring.Basic Crochet Yo-Yo

The beginning yarn of the magic circle is then pulled after the crochet is finished to form a nice, tight circle motif.

These crochet yo-yos are made up quickly and are quite addicting!

Puff Yo-Yo crochet

This newest form of yo-yo crochet makes a fun, three dimensional yo-yo. This is not a typical crochet circular shape.  It is a double layer puff, much like the fabric version of a yo-yo.

It is made by stitching a second row after turning the project, creating triple crochets on the back.  This is what makes it puffy.
Crochet Yo Yo Puffs

Scroll down to learn how to make both the basic yo-yo crochet and puff yo-yo crochet.  These circles are a great way to use up the scrap and left-over yarn.

Happy yo-yo making!!

Learn Yo Yo Crochet

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20+ Free Crochet Yo-Yo Patterns

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 Geometric yo-yo cushion, patchwork crochet pattern

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A classic and elegant cushion in two soft, earthy colors will be a fantastic addition to any room. Affiliate Link to Etsy

 Learn to Yo-Yo Crochet

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Featuring step-by-step photo instructions for the patterns and the finished work, this collection features eight projects including fashion, home d├ęcor, and afghans. by Wendy Harbaugh - Paperback - Published 2010

 Yo Yo Sandals Pattern

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These sandals are created with connected crochet-circles. Affiliate Link to Etsy

 Yo Yo Scarf

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Make this beautiful, elegant crochet scarf in soft, natural colors with a violet accent, and you have an accessory you want to wear every day. Affiliate Link to Etsy

 Yo-Yo Cardigan Crochet Pattern

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With this pattern, you can crochet a colorful child's sweater with squares, stripes, and yo-yos. Affiliate Link to Interweave

BABY Blanket Yo-Yo Puff Pattern

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The Pattern Includes 9 pages of detailed instructions, including step by step photos, and diagram, explaining how to join the yo - yo puffs together into wonderful blanket. Affiliate Link to Etsy

Baby Yo-Yo Animals Crochet Pattern

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Whether for package ties or for toys these yo-yo animals are so cute and so quick to make. Affiliate Link to Annies Catalog

Crochet Yo-Yo Pattern PDF

Making yo-yos with triple treble crochet stitch. Jayda In Stitches

Crochet Yo-Yo Video Tutorial

This video demonstrates how to make a crocheted yo-yo which can be joined to other yo-yos to make a variety of items. YouTube

How to Crochet Yo-Yo

Instructions for making yo-yos are near end of this article. Sarah London at Wordpress

Yo Yo Puff Tutorial

A tutorial on how to crochet yo yo puffs. Magic Owl Studios

Yo-Yo Crochet

Learn how to make yo-yos and how to join them together. Crochet Spot

Yo-Yo Joining - Join as You Go

A simple tutorial on how to crochet yo-yos and join them as they are crocheted. Donna's Crochet Designs

Yo-Yo Puff

A step-by-step photo tutorial with written instructions will show you how to make a yo-yo puff. Beautiful Crochet Stuff

Yo-Yo Puff Motif

Crochet yo-yo puff is not difficult to make, as long as you know how to do chain, treble, treble decrease and triple treble. Craft Passion

Yo-Yo Puff Step-by-Step Tutorial

This tutorial shows how to make yo-yo puffs which can be used for blankets, pillows, hot holders and other beautiful things. Beautiful Crochet Stuff

YoYo Puff 3D Motif

Learn how to crochet the classic Yo Yo Puff Macaron Motif and how to join them to make a blanket. Hooked by Robin





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