Crochet can be totally seamless if you want it to be; but, if you want to learn how to create flawless seams for your crochet projects, here are some methods and instructions you can use.
If you want to sew your seams, the first thing you'll need is a tapestry needle. The second thing you'll need is some yarn or crochet thread. Often, you'll want this to be in the same color, weight and fiber as the project you are seaming.
If you'd rather crochet your seams together, you'll need a crochet hook instead of the tapestry needle.
You might think of seaming as a mundane task that requires zero creativity, but if you do, I hope you'll reconsider. Your seams will greatly affect the look of the finished item, and in some cases the seams you choose can even make or break the entire project.
Depending on the project, seaming can be just as creative as any other part of the project. There are quite a few creative decisions to make along the way: the type of seam you use, the color(s) you choose for seaming, perhaps even the loops or stitches you work through.
Whip stitch is one of my favorite methods for sewing seams. Here's a whip stitch tutorial with step-by-step pictures and instructions.
It's the side seam that transforms a simple crocheted rectangle into a fabulous fingerless glove. The secret? When you sew the seam, you leave an opening large enough for someone's thumb. This tutorial gives you the details, including several helpful work-in-progress photos.
- Get the free crochet pattern for the simple fingerless gloves
- Check out the tutorial for finishing the gloves
This wine bottle cozy features side seams that are easy to stitch. This is another fantastic example of how to use the whip stitch to great advantage.
See Also: Resources for Learning How to Crochet Two Pieces Together
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