Continuous join as you go tutorial
(Tutorial uses English crochet terms)
1 Arrange your squares in a suitable colour order
2 Here is a map to show you the direction to work
starting in the top right corner
3 Attach contrasting yarn in the corner of the top right square.
Begin by making 3 trebles to form half of the corner.
Continue to make clusters of 3 trebles in each space.
At the corner make 3 trebles 1 chain 3 trebles in the same space.
4 Continue in the same manner along the 2nd side of the 1st square.
At the corner make 3 trebles 1 chain
5 Make 3 trebles into bottom right corner of square 2.
Before making next set of 3 trebles
you will now link back to the first square
6 Put hook under and into the space.
7 Pull yarn through to make 2 loops on hook
8 Slip the 2nd loop through the 1st loop on the hook to leave 1 stitch.
You have now joined square 2 to square 1.
Make 3 trebles in next space
9 Continue making joining stitch in between every group of 3 trebles.
At the corner make 3 trebles, join to square 1,
then 1 chain 3 trebles to complete the corner
10 Continue along row 1 joining all the squares along the top
then follow direction of yarn shown to complete row 1
11 Along the bottom of row 1
- to complete a corner make 3 trebles
12 in the corner space pull through a loop
13 join with slip stitch
14 1 chain then 3 trebles in next corner
15 Continue till end of row,
BUT DO NOT COMPLETE LAST SIDE OF SQUARE 1
16 Attach square 1 from row 2
17 Work along making 3 trebles in each space
with a joining stitch between.
At the end of the square make 3 trebles for the corner
then you are going to join into the square diagonally above to the left.
After joining make 1 chain and 3 trebles to complete the corner
and continue down the left side of your square.
You will now be feeling the rhythm and be ready to attach square 2 of row 2.
18 Work along joining square 2 of row 2.When you reach the corner
you are ready to join the first group of 4 corners.
19 Join into the square diagonally opposite.
20 Next make 1 chain 3 trebles to complete the corner.
21 When complete the 4 corners look like this when joined
22 Continue following direction of yarn
23 and you will end up back at the beginning
with the amazing bonus of only 2 ends to sew in!
This is a very fast joining method and I like the addition of the
contrasting colour to add a background to the blanket.
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