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:: Crochet School : Lesson 10 : Joining Granny Squares Together

Here is a really, really easy way to join your granny squares together to make a long strip. I’ll show you how to join the strips later in the week, in case you can’t work that out! I think this is the easiest way you will ever learn! It creates a raised, decorative ridge join. Here is how.

We need to make long strips of granny squares to then crochet together. Work out how wide your blanket will be. Lay your squares side by side until the width is right. How many squares? That’s how many you need to join side by side to make a strip.

To join the sides of two granny squares::
Put your granny squares with their right sides facing out.
Line up the corner gap and tie your joining yarn there in a firm knot.
Chain 3
Now match up the corner gaps of BOTH granny squares and TREBLE 2 into BOTH lined up gaps.
Chain 1
Find the next gap on BOTH granny squares.
Treble three into BOTH of those lined up gaps.
Chain 1
Find the next gap on BOTH granny squares.
Treble three into BOTH of those lined up gaps.

Continue on in this pattern, filling each matched pair of gaps with 3 trebles right to the last gap.
Then yarn over and top loop through bottom loop.
Pull your loop nice and loose.
Snip your yarn and pull the loose end out until it forms a tight knot.

If you’d like to join them without a ridge showing – rather much flatter – go here to see how!

xx Pip

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