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Joining Crochet Granny Squares
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Feb 25, 2013 12:57:10   #
Do you join your granny squares by sewing them together and flat or do join by crocheting squares back to back, creating a 'ridge'? I just wondered.
Feb 25, 2013 13:09:39   #
I prefer to join by sewing them flat. If a piece call for a "ridge" I will either change it to flat if possible or not knit/crochet it at all
Feb 25, 2013 14:54:40   #
I join them flat
Feb 25, 2013 16:01:25   #
I sc or sl st them together . they very seldom come apart unlike sewing.
Feb 25, 2013 18:41:45   #
redquilter (a regular here)
I like to crochet mine together.
Feb 26, 2013 02:18:32   #
west coast kitty (a regular here)
I've done it both ways, but most often crochet them with a contrasting colour of yarn so the ridge shows up on the right side
Feb 26, 2013 05:37:42   #
tintin63 (a regular here)
I think it would depend on the piece.
I would use ridges on a bag and possibly a waist coat but blankets and scarves would usually be flat. There are some u tubes about crocheting them together flat. I'll look them out ans send you a PM.
Feb 26, 2013 06:35:28   #
Thanks Tintin x
Feb 26, 2013 08:16:59   #
I put them together with a crochet, it makes a nice motif and you just go along, don't have to have pieces of yarn to cut.
Feb 26, 2013 08:37:13   #
There is a way to join at the last round of a granny sq. You can find it on u tube. It is a lot easier if the granny sqs are the same or if it doesn't matter what order you join them tog. shows a good lesson it you can print out.
Feb 26, 2013 09:24:07   #
I use backwards single crochet (shrimp st., crab st.?) to join crochet pieces together. It gives a nice looking join and does lay flat. Youtube probably has videos on doing this stitch. I learned from a magazine while doing an afghan that called for it.
Feb 26, 2013 17:31:47   #
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Feb 26, 2013 17:47:18   #
DickWorrall (a regular here)
I like to slip stitch them together using the back loops.
I do all the rows diagonally and then go horizontally.
Where they come together, I do a chain 2, so they don't bunch up.
The chain 2 is where the 2 squares meet. This jumps over the slip stitches below.
I have also done this in strips.
Then, I put a boarder around the strips and slip stitch the strips in the back loops. Then a boarder on the afghan..
Done in strips

rows put together

Feb 26, 2013 18:56:36   #
I use A whip stitch like an / and lie them flat to attach. It works better for me to lie them flat that create a ridge.
Feb 27, 2013 12:10:06   #
TinaOR wrote:
Do you join your granny squares by sewing them together and flat or do join by crocheting squares back to back, creating a 'ridge'? I just wondered.

These are different methods of joining granny squares by Michael Sellick (mikeyssmail). The last one is from his website "Crochet Crowd
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