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HOW to JOIN GRANNY SQUARES in CROCHET - 5 Different Ways of Connecting by Naztazia



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Hi I'm Donna Wolfe from naztazia.com Today I'll show you five ways of joining crochet granny

squares. The first method is the sewing method. You can use a yarn needle with

either a single strand of yarn or double it to make it stronger. I like to start

at the corner with this sewing technique. You'll always enter from below the

square and you'll exit out the top of the square. I like to place my sewing

needle underneath both of the loops of the one square and then I place the yarn

underneath both of the loops of the second square. You can see it creates a

nice flat seam with no bumps, lumps, or ridges. The second method uses slip

stitches. First I place a slip knot on my hook. Then I place the squares with their

front sides facing each other and the back of the two squares will be visible

to you as you connect them. I place my hook inside of the corner and make a

slip stitch then using just the front loop of the square facing you and the

back loop of the other square insert your hook underneath and make a

relatively loose slip knot. Continue with this process underneath all of the

stitches. You'll be using the one loop from the square facing you and the one

loop from the other square. It creates almost a chain stitch between the two

squares and makes them lay nice and flat. For method 3 place the back sides of the

squares together and have the front side facing you and insert your crochet hook

in the corner and make a slip stitch. With this method we're going to do a

single crochet and add a nice ridge texture between the squares. Make a

single crochet in the same space then going underneath both loops from the one

square and both loops from the other square, make single crochet stitches

along the top edge. This creates a nice textured ridge between the two squares.

For method number four we're going to make a mesh between the squares.

Connect your yarn in the corner of the front of the one square and chain two.

Then make a double crochet in the corner of the back square.

You can see how the two squares are joining together. Now chain 1, skip a

stitch, and make a double crochet in the next stitch.

Then skip a stitch on the back square and make a double crochet in its next

stitch. Chain 1. Skip a stitch on this front square and make a double crochet

in its next stitch.

Skip a stitch in the back square and make a double crochet and repeat.

You can see how this forms a nice mesh design between the squares. And with the

fifth and final method we're going to do a process called join as you go. I have

one completed granny square with the gray edging. For the corner of my orange

square I chain one then I slip stitch into the corner of my blue square. Come

back around and make three double crochet stitches to complete the corner

of the orange square.

Chain one. Slip stitch into the space of the blue square.

Come back to the orange square and make three double crochet stitches in the

normal spot for a granny square.

Chain 1. Slip stitch with the blue square again. I'm only chaining one because my

spaces only have a chain 2. You may need to chain 2 if your spaces actually

have a chain 3.

You can see how nice this connects the squares together rather seamlessly. And

these are five ways I connect granny squares.