When you crochet blankets there are two things everyone hates:
- weaving in your ends
- sewing up
Neither of these things are fun, but doing them well really does make your blankets look the business!
As Debbie does all of our sewing (apparently me and Rosie are really bad at it) I try to earn Wife Points wherever possible by crocheting my seams or joining squares with crochet.
I really like the look of squares or shapes crocheted together, and have tried lots of different techniques.
JOINING SQUARES WITH A FRONT-FACING SINGLE CROCHET JOIN
I made this blanket using leftovers from a CAL we did in our Facebook group, using this pattern. I had lots of half balls leftover so just added a couple of extra balls of Stylecraft Batik to give me enough squares. I really love the finished item, so much so it now sits on the back of my sofa for when an evening turns cool.
The squares are the ever-versatile granny square. I joined them together using the single crochet join. This is one of my favourite joining techniques, and is very quick to do.
When using this style you get a slight ridge on your work, which I think fit really nicely here.
I've made a short YouTube video to show you how to join your squares together this way.
JOINING SQUARES WITH A FLAT SINGLE CROCHET JOIN
It's almost the end of May (already!) and our Square-A-Day Challenge is hurtling toward the half way mark.
If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram you may have noticed some of our squares getting very 'neon' recently.
This half-and-half granny square blanket has been really fun to make, and is now finished.
I made it for our Beagle puppy to sit on when he gets on the sofa in the evenings, to stop his fur (and sometimes biscuits or bones) getting all over the sofa cushions.
I haven't weaved in the last couple of ends yet, but I think it's fair to say he likes it!
I made a video to show you how to do this flat join using single crochet.
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