JOINING GRANNY SQUARES
There are a multitude of ways of joining granny squares to make them into many different items such as blankets, scarves, cardigans and bags. You can crochet them together using plain single crochet (UK double crochet), you can sew them together, you can use a decorative crochet join like the one described below, or you can surf the web for many other ways.
I like this method, because, although a bit fiddly, there are no visible seams.
Join in your yarn at one corner of your first square and make 3chain (counts as one double crochet - Uk treble) make one more double crochet into same space. 2 chain * 3 double crochet into next chain space 2chain *
repeat from * to * twice more. make 2 double crochet into final corner space. Do not break yarn.
Lay your 2nd square next to the first as in the photo above.
Make 2 double crochet into corner space of 2nd square. Join with a slip stitch into the 2nd double crochet of the first square
Join with a slip stitch into the 2nd double crochet of the first square
Make 2 chain.
* Join with a slip stitch into first of next 3 double crochet of first square
make 3 double crochet into next chain space of 2nd square. Join with a slip stitch into 3rd of 3 double crochet on first square. make 2 chain *
Repeat from * to * twice more
Join with slip stich to first of last 2 double crochet of first square.
make 2 double crochet inot last chain space of 2nd square
Slip stitch into last double crochet of first square.
Continue joining one square to another until you have a 2 strips to your desired length.
JOINING 2 STRIPS TOGETHER
Work along one edge of your first strip in the same manner you worked on the first square.
When you get to each join, work 2 double crochet then 1 chain into the last corner space, then 2double crochet 1chain 2double crochet 1 chain into the join. Finally work 2 double crochet into the first corner space of the next square and continue along the edge as before
Join the second strip to the first in the same way you joined the second square to the first, adjusting the number of double crochet and chain stitches accordingly to match.
To make a blanket, make several strips and join them together. Finish with an edging of your choice
This is my own method which I like to use because you can see no join. of course there are a multitude of other methods which you might prefer, some similar, some very different
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