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The Invisible Join

The Invisible Join
Hello! Would you like to know how I join all the seams of my knitting and crochet? You would?! In these instructions, I'm joining up the squares of my 'Little Squares Scarf'. Right, here goes! Having lined up your middle squares of the first row ready to be sewn up, thread your needle with some yarn. Although I have four squares in each row of my scarf, I am going to start by sewing up the centre of the middle two rows of squares. Make sure your squares are all lying with the right side, (the front), facing up. 1. Above is another photo, to try and make it extra clear. In the photo above, you can see what I've just done. 2. This time, you will be taking your needle up and through the bar, in the chain that is at bottom RIGHT hand side of your square. You can see what I've just done, in the picture above. Now I'd like you to keep your squares flat on your work surface for the rest of your joining up. 3. Above you can see how your stitch is starting to look. 4. 5. Like above! Ta-da! Like above.

Slip Stitch Join When I join my Granny Squares together I always choose to crochet them rather than stitch them. Its just the way that appeals to me, although many of my hooking buddies prefer the stitching method. I guess it's a personal preference. And as many of you have asked me to supply this information, here you have it :: my take on joining the Grannies, in usual Attic24 style with waaaaay too many pictures I suspect. Ok, firstly put your two squares together, Right Sides together. So your hook goes through the outside loop of the square nearest to you.... ...then through the outside loop of the square farthest away. Start at the right hand corner, you are working right to left. Put hook through OUTSIDE LOOPS of the corner stitches, and hook your yarn through both loops. (Note :: I am using a contrasting red yarn here to join so you can see it easily, but best to use a matching colour. You will be making a SLIP STITCH. You end up making a little slip stitch chain, pictured above. xx Thank you xx

Join As You Go Joining your Granny Squares as-you-go saves you a lot of time and lets you see your crochet creation grow right in front of your eyes. I think this is a fabulous way of making a larger blanket. And when working with a larger variety of colors like in my Gypsy Blanket, it naturally gives you the chance to see, as you go, what colour to use next time to find the right balance of dark and light, bright and faded colours. There are many tutorials out there already but many of my readers keep asking me to make a tutorial and so here it is. I actually took these pictures last summer so enjoy the sunshine in these pictures and allow yourself to long for spring time. Start up facts: This blanket is made of 3-row granny squares. I preferably join my squares in rows as this makes it easier only having to join with 2 other squares each time. I work my patterns/tutorials in UK terms. Step 1 I start my 3rd row in a corner, feel free to start on the side if you want. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Whip Stitch Hello Lovelies, I thought I would do a little tutorial on how I'm sewing my granny squares together for your lovelies . I've also included the method I'm using for weaving in my ends . You can sew together any motif that fits closely to the next . For this blanket however I wanted the more solid finish that sewing together motifs gives. So here we go :- 1. 2. 3. As you can see I'm stitching over and over ...whip stitch. 4. Can you see how working in the back loops only creates a line of raised stitches ( the front loops of the joined stitches ) and these eventually make a nice "frame" to each square........... you lock the final stitch in the same way you did the first . 5. I've recently started to lock this weaving by bringing out the needle ...then back stitching one stitch...... then reinserting the needle where this back stitch began ....and then run the thread through more stitches ............... I'm constructing my blanket by selecting suitable squares first........

Granny Join Just a warning before we get started with the tutorial, there's LOTS of pictures and I may go into too much detail, but that's just what I do. ;-) By the way, this is the yarn I use. Dc/treble: this refers to the same stitch. Dc if you use US crochet terms and treble if you use UK terms. July 2012 - Please note: these days I do very little crochet because I'm working on an embroidery book. The book writing also means I may not have time to help with any crochet-y questions/problems. There are loads of methods of joining (granny) squares, my method is just one, and may not even be the best. If you have particular layout for your blanket in mind, lay out your squares in that pattern. Then stack your squares so you can keep track of what goes where. Because of how this method works, it is best to have as few squares in each stack as possible. Take the top square and put it on the left and then the next square and keep that on the right. Lay the rows together with backs facing each other.

Simulated braid join This method simulates a braid join and is accomplished by crocheting pre-edged blocks together. It's fast and easy but uses more yarn and creates a ridge on the back between squares. Step 1: Edge each square according to instructions for Step 1 of Flat Braid Join. Step 2: Using matching or contrasting color, hold two squares right sides together matching up corners. Working through both thicknesses, join with sc in first corner, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) across ending with sc in corner. Pick up next two squares and continue with sc in first corner, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) across. Here's how it looks from the front and back:

12 Ways to Join Granny Squares - Baking Outside the Box When I shared the Here’s My Heart Pattern I mentioned that I had made a number of my own granny squares. –Just following my own muse. I made them in 2006, so I found myself 8 years later wondering where they could be. The hunt was on but surprisingly short. I was very happy to see them but soon realized I had just been ‘hooked’ on making granny squares at the time and hadn't considered a purpose for them. I had to decide how to join them. In no particular order of preference: 1. slip stitch Link: Attic 24 2. Link: Carina's Craft Blog 3. Link: Gourmet Crochet 4. Link: Sarah London on Flicker 5. Link: Baby Love Brand 6. Link: Look What I Made 7. Link: Do You Mind if I Knit 8. Link: Wonder How to 9. Link: Bunny Mummy 10. Link: Crochet Cabana 11. Link: Craftyminx on vimeo 12. Simply Stylish Knitting So what did I choose? Using Paypal, you can buy and download all 10 patterns from the Lost Granny Squares Collection for just $2.99 right now: This website uses cookies to improve your experience.

Flat Braid Join Tutorial | BabyLove Brand The Flat Braid Join is a magical thing of crochet wonderment. I learned how to do it from my crochet idol: Priscilla Hewitt, pattern designer of such famous works as the Sunburst Granny Square (Ravelry) and the Circle of Friends Square (Ravelry), which I slightly adapted to create the Textured Circles blanket. (Free pattern) The pattern that I used to learn flat braid join is called Lacy Lapghan (PDF), from Priscila’s website. Now I use some type of variation of FBJ for almost all of my projects. Okay, so lets get to it! First, work a round of SC starting with 3SC in any corner. Now, SC in the joining stitch, and ch4. Take your next square and work the first side only up to 2 chains of the second ch4 corner. Lay both motifs side by side as seen in the photo below. After those 2 chains are completed, make an SC like normal in that last stitch of the corner (That is where I stopped in the photo below). To be clear: normally, you have a chain 2 space on the sides. Like this: Like Loading...

Joining Granny Squares | crochetjim Here is a method for joining granny squares. Here is what you end up with: The blue is one continuous piece holding the 4 separate orange squares together. First things first, using this method you will always have 3 rows between your squares, you can see three blue rows between the orange. Here is how I have started: I have edged my first granny square on 2 sides using the same granny stitch, 3 double crochet in each space, chain 1 The next step is to chain 1, then position your second granny square beside the first and put 3 double crochet into the corresponding corner. Next you work back up, 3 double crochet into the first blue space, then 3 double crochet into the next orange space until you get to the top, with 3 double crochet in the blue corner like so: Chain 1 then 3 double crochet into the orange corner. At this point you could continue to add granny squares, working in one row until you are done. Once you finish the row you will have put 3 double crochet into the blue corner.