This post was inspired by my Blogging Buddy Charlotte. Recently, she asked about how to join crochet squares together.
She got me to thinking that I wanted to make a tutorial to help her, and others too.
It’s taken me awhile to get the tutorial together, but here it is finally finished and ready for your perusal.
I’ve taken pictures of the steps for 2 different methods that I use most of the time.
I hope that this tutorial explains them well enough to help anyone wishing to learn my 2 methods.
Method 1: Whip Stitch
The two crochet squares I made have a front and back.
The way I tell them apart is that the chain is clearly visible on the front side:
Place the squares front sides together
Using a darning needle and yarn, Whip stitch in the back loops of the edge chain
When you finish it could look something like this
The whipped stitch seam should blend in fairly well if you use the same colors or if you use one of the two colors when using different colors blocks.
The above image is the way the seams in my afghan looks that I made last year. It’s been washed a half dozen times since last year, and it’s holding up really well.
Method 2: Single Crochet
Place the squares with back sides together
Single crochet the edge loops of the chains together of both squares
Here’s some photos of different angles of how the single crochet joined edge looks