I’ve decided to push back the due date for your mug cozy for another two weeks. I will now announce the winners Monday 15th October. Yay! For those who already sent me their pictures: I love ya!! Thanks for your patience ♥ And for those who were willing to participate: Go for it! ^_^
Tutorial. How to join granny squares of same size. So. I’ve received a series of emails and messages in response to the mug cozy contest saying that they would have loved to participate but they had no time to do it during the last two weeks. Because I love when my lecturers push back due dates with uni assignments…
The good news is that I’ve prepared a step-by-step crochet tutorial for you! It is about joining crochet granny squares without any sewing involved. This is my favorite way because it is easy and no one can tell that those granny squares were ever apart before. You see the two squares below? Perfectly joined. You need no extra yarn and no needles. Want to know how? Lets get started!
First thing you need to take into account with this technique is that to join two squares of same sizes you will start off with two squares of different sizes. WHAT? Ok. Here’s the thing. With this technique, you will join the squares while you are completing the last row of one of the squares. This will make much more sense once we go through all the steps.
In this example I will start with one square with three rows (left) and another square with only two rows (right). What I want to do is add a pink row to the right handside square at the same time that I join it to the left handside square.
1. Starting with the small square, insert the hook in one of the corners and do 2 chains.
2. Grab the other square and do a third chain around the corner of this square. See the picture below? Our two squares are now joined!
3. Now do two single double crochet stitches as you would normally do to continue the row around the square. Like this:
4. The next step would be to do one chain. Instead. join the squares by doing this chain around the first single stitch of the second square:
5. Continue with three single double stitches.
6. Again, do a single chain around the second single chain from the second square.
7. Continue with another three single double crochet stitches.
8. Do a last single stitch around the corner of the second square. Now do another chain, three single double stitches (that will be the corner of the square)… and continue with the row all around the square.
You should end up where you started!:
Weave in loose ends and its done. YAY! Easier than you could ever have thought, right? As you will usually want to put more than two squares together, take into account that for this technique you will need to have some squares completely finished and some with the last row missing. There is another way to join squares with this techinique that involves squares of the same size… But I will leave that for another tutorial 😉
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