Learn how to join granny squares with the slip stitch join, known for creating a beautiful textured ribbing effect between squares. This technique has been used in all of my Tulip Square patterns. Scroll down for my photo and video tutorial.
Tips before we begin joining squares..
- Choose a yarn color that matches at least one of the squares as the seam will be visible.
- Make sure that the stitches of both squares are aligned. If you are working with squares that have different stitch counts, it is helpful to use pins or stitch markers to keep the squares together nice and even.
- Use a loose tension while joining the squares. If you tend to crochet tightly, consider using a larger hook size.
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Textured slip stitch join method for granny squares
Photo + video tutorial
For this tutorial I’ve used the Tulip Square with worsted weight yarn and hook size 6mm.
For more information about this square and 15+ free granny square projects featuring the Tulip Square, scroll down to the bottom of this post.
Lay out your granny squares in the desired arrangement.
Hold two squares together with the right sides facing outwards.
Start in the corner chain of both squares. Insert your hook into the front loop of the chain facing you and the back loop of the other square. Yarn over and pull the yarn through, creating a slip stitch.
In the next stitch, insert your hook into the front loop of the square facing you and the back loop of the other square. Yarn over, pull the yarn through, creating a slip stitch.
Continue slip stitching across the sides of the squares, working through the corresponding stitches or spaces.
When reaching the next corner, make sure to work through the corner chains or stitches of both squares to maintain alignment.
Repeat this process for each side of the squares until all sides are joined.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
About this pattern
Tulip Square Collection
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