Do you want to learn how to join granny squares with a flat seam? In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to easily join granny squares with a flat seam for a ‘fused at the edges’ look. No hooks or special skills are required! There are many ways to join granny squares, each with its own purpose and suitability. The “invisible seam” is the best way to join granny squares when you want a completely flat seam.
Join Granny Squares With a Flat Seam – Step-by-Step Tutorial
One of the easiest ways to join granny squares is with the invisible seam. All you’ll need is a yarn needle, and a bent-tip needle like this one will make it easier, along with some yarn. It’s best if you choose a color that is present on the outer round of one or both of the granny squares you want to join.
The invisible seam blends into the last round stitches of the granny square. So for the seam, it’s best to choose a color on one or both of the granny squares you want to join. For example, if the last round of one granny square is gray and the other is white, you can use either color.
Step 1: Prepare Your Yarn
Thread the yarn needle with a piece of yarn. Working in 24″ sections is pretty comfortable. But if you want to reduce the number of ends to weave in, cut a piece of yarn that’s 6 or 7 inches longer than the project will be.
Step 2: Position the Squares
Arrange the first two squares with the right sides facing each other. Starting at the corner chain with the granny square closest to you, catch the back loop of the chain. (We’ll call this granny square #1). Then catch the back loop of the chain on the opposite granny square (we’ll call this granny square #2).
Step 3: Begin the Seam
Run the needle through the back loop of the next stitch of Granny Square #2. Then run the needle through the back loop of the adjacent stitch of granny square #1.
Step 4: Continue Joining
Run the needle through the back loop of the next stitch of Granny Square #1. Then run the needle through the back loop of the adjacent granny square #2 stitch.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 throughout the joining process. To add more granny squares, lay them next to the first two with right sides facing inward. Start with the same “starting chain” seen in the image above, and follow the same steps.
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Is This The Best Way To Join Granny Squares?
The invisible join is the best way to join granny squares in some instances. If you want a result that gives the impression that the squares are fused at the edges, the invisible seam is perfect. If you’d rather your join be more of a statement, you may consider one of the other joins outlined in our post here.
Does the Invisible Seam Create More Ends to Weave In?
The invisible seam can create extra ends to weave in, but it doesn’t have to. Simply by using one long piece of yarn, you can reduce the loose ends to weave in by a lot. Yet we understand that dealing with such a long piece of yarn can sometimes become quite a headache.
Enter the magic knot, a nifty little trick that can save the day. With it, you can work with shorter, more manageable sections of yarn and piece them together so they don’t create more ends. We have a detailed guide on using the magic knot for granny squares here. This little trick will save you hours.
Joining granny squares with a flat seam using the invisible seam technique is a fantastic way to achieve a polished, seamless look in your crochet projects. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, this method can elevate your creations. Don’t hesitate to explore other joining techniques for granny squares, but keep the invisible seam in your repertoire for those projects where a flawless, flat seam is a must.
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