Joining together two pieces of crochet …. a tutorial part one

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I’ve finished crocheting some blocks of small squares for my Nanny McPhee inspired scarf, and I’ve sewn in more tiny tails than you can shake a stick at.  Crocheting the squares into small blocks makes the project heaps more manageable.

 

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It’s really easy to join the blocks together, and if you’ve sewn those tails in then it just makes this so much lighter to handle, and easier to work.

 

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Crochet the first two rounds of the granny square.

 

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Attach the new colour for your third round, make 3 chains, and then make 2 double crochet stitches, working into a corner of the square.  Make a chain…..

 

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Work into the top left corner of the square you are joining to… wrap the yarn around the hook, pull through, wrap the yarn around the hook and pull the yarn through the stitch on the hook.

 

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Make another 3 double crochet stitches in the corner of the original square….

 

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Continue joining to the square above, insert the hook through the gap in the square, wrap the yarn around the hook, pull through, wrap the yarn around the hook and pull through the stitch on the hook…..

 

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Continue working and joining along the edges of the two squares… in the right hand corner of the original square, make 3 double crochet stitches in the corner, make one chain before inserting the hook through the bottom corner of the above square, wrap the yarn around the hook and pull through, wrap the yarn around the hook again and pull through the stitch on the hook and then make another 3 double crochet stitches in the corner of the original square.

 

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Make a chain and then work 3 double crochet stitches in to the gap of the granny square, make another chain, and then make another 3 double crochet stitches into the corner square, and make one chain….

 

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….before inserting the hook into the bottom square of the new section of crochet you want to join into…. wrap the yarn around the hook and pull though, wrap the yarn around the hook again and pull through the stitch on the hook.

 

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Make 3 more double crochet stitches into the corner, then insert the hook into the gap of the square you are joining to…. wrap the yarn around the hook and pull through, then wrap the yarn around the hook and pull through the stitch on the hook.

 

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Insert the hook into the top corner of the original square and make 3 double crochet stitches, make a chain before inserting the hook into the bottom left corner of the square you are joining to…

 

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Wrap the yarn around the hook, pull through and then wrap the yarn around the hook again and pull through the stitch on the hook.  Make 3 more another double crochet stitches into the corner of the original square before making a chain, making another 3 double crochet stitches into the gap along the edge of the square, make another chain and then join in and fasten off.

This uses English terminology so a double crochet stitch is an American triple stitch….

 

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6 thoughts on “Joining together two pieces of crochet …. a tutorial part one

    1. my pleasure…. sorry that it had to be spread out over a few days. It’s so easy once you get the hang of it and I think will be the end of my cat re-arranging my carefully laid out on the floor squares. Hope you find the tutorial(s) useful xxx

  1. I have made 80 sqaures now it is very addictive,i have only just iearned to crochet.I have been knitting for years.I agree with you about nice wool and thats part of the pleasure for me in creating.I never thought about tapestry wool.but it has been hard to find.I have never seen jamiesons of shetland.I am going to John Lewis to look to see what i can find.Also the brittany hooks cannot buy any of these in weston super mare.

    1. I think when beginners start knitting or crocheting then acryllic yarn and metal needles are the worse, both make my hands get clammy and sticky. Learning stitches with nice wool and holding wooden needles or hooks makes all the difference. Jamieson’s of Shetland and Jamieson and Smith are both based in Scotland, I’m sure if you email ither of them they’ll let you know where any stockists to you can be found, but you can also buy direct form them both. (although their names sound similar they are different companies) …my local John Lewis doesn’t stock either of them and I suspect it tends to be smaller independent knitting shops that stock them…the wool is wonderful and the Jamieson’s of Shetland website is really informative about them as a company.
      Brittany crochet hooks and needles are distributed in the UK by Artesano and if you contact them they’ll let you know who is your local stockist….failing that then Norfolk Yarns in Norwich sells the knitting needles and crochet hooks (that is my local knitting shop)
      Tapestry wool is a funny old thing, I go months without seeing any and then three or four different antique shops or car boots have assorted bags…I’m happy to work with what I have and then just wait til the next hoard is found, but it’s also nice to save it up until you decent assortment.
      Hope that helps x

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