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Friday, 28 February 2014

Visible Join

I have had so many people ask for a tutorial on this join:



I have not seen many projects joined this  way - but it is one of my favourite joining methods,  especially for granny squares where it just adds that something extra.

One of my lovely FB friends pointed out an example of something similar, where the squares are joined on the back by single crocheting through both sets of loops across every stitch.    So in other words the Single Crochet Join (but instead of working on the front of your squares you work it on the back to get a reversed effect).

Working the single crochet join invariably gives you a ridge effect - quite a nice effect for projects such as bags where a bit of "puckering" is not problem.    However, a blanket that puckers would drive me insane!

Working it the way I do reduces the ridge effect substantially and your work should lay flat.













To cross over into the next set of squares 2ch, then insert hook through corner of both and continue as explained above.

A FEW NOTES:
I always use a hook 0.50mm larger than the hook I used to make my squares.
Try not to hook too tightly
When joining over granny clusters ch 3 and sc into the space between the clusters

8 comments:

  1. I know I speak for thousands of us when I thank you for sharing this lovely join! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  2. This is so pretty and so easy! I linked to it on my own blog as well as my favorite Ravelry group. I'll definitely be using this in the future!

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  3. Could you use this with single crochet on the borders of your squares or do you think it would totally lose the pretty effect?

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    1. I have seen the sc join done on the back of the squares - this still gives you a "stitched" effect - although much closer together. The squares are also inclined to puff slightly, whereas with this join - the squares lie perfectly flat once joined. This would make a lovely border around finished squares if you want something simple to finish it off.

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