Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Joining knitted squares with crochet


Crochet is a great way to join together knitted strips or squares, as in this rainbow bedspread. It's less stretchy than knitting, which means that it will give your blanket more structure and less sag.

To join knitted garter stitch squares or strips together, insert crochet hook into a stitch at edge of each strip, pass yarn over hook and draw it through the first two loops on hook, pass yarn over and draw it through the other two loops. Repeat along the edge of the strips. You'll have a created a strong crochet seam - the perfect finishing touch for your knitting.

18 comments:

  1. Hi Nicky,
    Thanks for your instructions. I've just taught myself to crotchet (maybe) and solved the problem I had with knitted squares. I'm on my way to finishing my yoga blanket. Cheers, Meryl

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  2. Ah wonderful! Glad it helped! Good luck with the yoga blanket, would love to see it when you've finished.

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  3. Thank you so much for this description!

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  4. Excellent! Ty ty as a new Knitting & Crochet Master (LOLL) I am on my way :)

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  5. Happy to be able to help a Knitting and Crochet Master on their path!

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  6. Hi, first of all, thank you for your pattern idea. Wanted to know did you do a slip stitch edge or normal garter edge. If so how did you do it. I will be crocheting them together. Anne. X.

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  7. Hello Anne! I just used a standard two needle cast on, but I can see this working just fine with any cast on stitch, really. Nicky

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    1. Thank you for your answer. Also did you do a edge stitch to help with joining, for eg, alip first stitch and pull last. Anne. X

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  8. Hello Anne! Yes, I did exactly that! If you treat it just as you would if you were starting a new ball of yarn while crocheting, it will work fine. Thanks! Nicky

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    1. Thanks nick.. because of your helpful advice, I've been clicking away with my knitting needless. I deal for pattern you using up those pesky scraps. thanks once again Anne. x

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    2. Oh that's fantastic! So glad I was able to help with a bit of stash busting : )

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  9. Hi Nicky,

    Just found your instructions. My squares have been knitted on the diagonal - knit 1 then inc - knit 2 for dec. I'm wondering will I still be able to crochet together as I haven't the neat line as shown? Not sure if I can crochet, but will have a go! Jennie

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  10. Hello Jennie! It's probably worth a try - I would think with a bit of trial and error there will be a way to make it work. Hope it all works out for you! Nicky

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  11. can u post a video demonastrating steps plz

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    1. Sorry, that's beyond my limited powers - have a look on YouTube, I bet someone else has done one already.

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  12. Just tried this on a sample....it's great for machine knitting too.
    Thanks.

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