Join Your Crochet Squares Easily – Slip Stitch #1

If you are looking for quick and easy ways to join your crochet squares, then this series has some great solutions for your.  In this tutorial we will be learning one of three Slip Stitch Methods I use to join my squares .  This is another “no sew” technique that uses a slip stitch crochet stitch to join your squares. 

We will be working from the right side, this time, to join our two squares together.   

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

Skill Level: Easy

Tools and Supplies Used In Tutorial:

Yarn: Med weight size 4

Hook:  6.00 mm  US 10 / J

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Other Supplies:


Yarn needle for darning in ends

Square Set Up

To begin to join your crochet squares, you will be working from the Right Side so we need to place the two squares with Wrong Sides together and then join them along the top edge.

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

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Join Your Crochet Squares By Working Into Back Loops Only

We will only be working into the back loops of each square.  This means working through the corresponding loop of each square.  Remember the back square has it’s Right Side facing away from you so the back loop is actually the loop closer to you on that square.  Think of it this way, you will be putting your hook through the two middle loops when the squares are held together.

Once you have the hook through these two back loops only, then just wrap the yarn around your hook and pull through both loops together.  That is your slip stitch.  Now just continue to work across to the opposite corner of this edge.

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Your Completed Seam Right Side

Once you have completed your join, you will have a nice slip stitch running between your two squares.  It creates a fun little texture that can add interest to your design.  Work them in your main colour or use a variety of colours for each join in a big project.

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Your Completed Seam Wrong Side

Your Wrong Side will have a nice smooth appearance which makes using this method to join your squares a great one for reversible projects such as crocheted blankets or other home decor.  You can play around with working this method holding your squares with Right Sides together instead and see how that gives a different look for your project.

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Join Your Squares With Colour

Play around with colour and get even more interest and texture.  I love using this one to get a crazy quilt, hand stitched look to my bags.

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

Join your crochet squares

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

Watch The Slip Stitch Seam – Version 1 – Tutorial

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

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

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