Yo-yo pattern, free from Priscilla Hewitt. Each yo-yo is only 2 rounds of DC, about 2" across - perfect for using up scraps. So many different looks depending on color choices, with three different joining methods given. If an afghan is too tedious, these make a cute scarf, trivet, or potholder. (Pics from Ravelry Project Gallery: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/yo-yo-scrap-afghans ) . . . . ღTrish W ~ http://www.pinterest.com/trishw/ . . . . #crochet
Begin to Stitch Fabric Yo-Yo. How to Make Fabric Yo-Yos A perennial favorite among quilters, a fabric yo-yo is a gathered circle secured with a simple running stitch. The cute designs can be used as accents on anything from clothes to lampshades or sewn together to make a quilt. To make, cut a circle about twice the size you want to end up with and then follow these simple steps.
*Home made version can be from a simple circle. Top of an oatmeal container, or cottage cheese or anything. Cut fabric. Make a small 1/4 inch hem or so all around the circle with running stitch and pull tight. That's the old-fashioned method.