How To Whip Stitch Join Crochet Squares Easily

The Whip Stitch Join Method is a quick and easy way to join your crochet squares.    In this tutorial we will be learning the no crochet method of joining granny squares.  This is my go-to method as it gives a beautiful, smooth, double sided appearance when used in your projects.  Great for blankets and garments. 

I will briefly go over the basics on how to join your crochet squares in this post, but the full video tutorial below will walk you through the entire process. So be sure to scroll down and watch it.  Then you can work through it along with me.

Supplies I Am Using In The Tutorial

Tools and Supplies Used In Tutorial:

Yarn: Med weight size 4

Other Supplies:


Yarn needle for sewing

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I choose a darning needle with a large eye, to accommodate larger thicknesses of yarn.  I also like the ones with a dull point, so I don’t stab myself as well as I don’t split the yarn when I am sewing through my squares.

More Information on Hooks Sizes, Yarn Weights and Crochet Language

Hook Sizes see the Craft Yarn Council’s Page Here

For Standard Yarn Weight Information See this Page

A Handy PDF from Annie’s on the difference between UK and US Crochet Terms

A Nice Explanation from LoveCraft’s on The UK and US differences

Before We Whip Stitch

To begin to join your crochet squares, you will be working from the Right Side so we need to place the two squares with Right Sides facing us with the edge we are sewing lined up with each other.

Be sure the edges are lined up as we will be working stitch for stitch all the way along.

You will need a piece of yarn in the colour of your choice, that is roughly 3 times the length of the edge you will be sewing.  The stitch will show, so be sure the colour works with the squares you are sewing.

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Starting the Whip Stitch Join

  • Bring the yarn through the Right Bottom corner of your Left square, from bottom to top, leaving a 3″ or 4″ end you can work in later.
  • Then darn the yarn back down through the Left Bottom corner of the Right Square
  • Bring the yarn back up again through the first location, then give it a nice snug pull
  • Darn the yarn under the loop made on the top crossover, to secure it in place, a light knot.

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Continue The Whip Stitch Seam

Now you have the yarn secured and your squares lined up, start working your way up the edges, stitch for stitch, working under both loops.  Just a simple cast over motion.  This is where the name of the stitch comes from.  You are “whipping” it along the edge, In..Out…In…Out all the way up the sides.

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Completing the Whip Stitch

Once you have worked the last stitch before the corner, you want to end your seam the same way we started.  Working through the two corner stitches, looping back around, and then under the front loop to secure.  Pull the yarn snug, but not too tight.

Your Seam is complete, all you have to do is darn in the two ends to finish.  Work them discretely into the back of your squares.

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The Completed Whip Stitch

And that is how easy and quick it is.  Once you practice this stitch you will find it becomes your go-to joining method as well.

Check out my Shop where I regularly release new patterns using all my squares.  All shop patterns include a symbol chart version of the square as well as various colour way diagrams

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Follow along and I will walk you through the Basics, step by step.

Watch The Whip Stitch Seam Tutorial

Give This Project a Try Using Your New Found Whip Stitch Skill

Thanks for joining me and getting creative.

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

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