Joining Knitted Squares
This post is for those of you who have been working a knit along (KAL) whether the 2016 52-week Sampler Afghan KAL that we have been working on all year or any of the other wonderful KAL on Ravelry. This is a short article post on joining knitted squares into a wonderful blanket.
Below is a video by Cynthia Hyslop that covers joining squares with a crochet hook using the slipped stitch method and weaving in ends. It’s a really clear video and easy to understand.
Another great video from ChemKnits is a great flat single crochet join which adds some great texture and design to give your blanket some extra design. You may like trying this one to see how you like it.
There are a lot of methods for joining knitted squares. It really depends on the look you need. If you want a flat look on both sides for your sampler blanket then these methods are great. The mattress stitch is great for a seamless look but may be more difficult to use with so many different types of squares.
Whether you use a crochet hook or you choose to use a tapestry needle for joining knitted squares it’s really up to you. Whatever you are more comfortable with or what is easy and fast. A lot of knit blankets are joined using crochet and then finished with crochet borders. If you are strictly a knitter it’s not a bad idea to learn a few basic crochet stitches and how to handle a crochet hook.
I hope these videos help you to join your 2016 52-week Sampler Afghan together so you can then add a border or two.