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Crochet FAQ: How Do I Put Crochet Blocks or Squares Together?


Learn How to Join Blocks and Squares

Learn How to Join Blocks and Squares

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Carlene sent me the following note by email:

Hi Amy,

Can you please explain to me how to put the crochet blocks or squares together?

At one time I think I remember reading that are several different possible ways to put them together. I am pretty sure I did have that information at one point, but I have lost it by accident as my shaky fingers touched the wrong key on my computer keyboard. And I think it was originally in one of your past crochet newsletters where I came across this information. Am I correct in thinking so or if not do you know where is the article that explains this? If it was in your newsletter I wonder if you can please re - send me the newsletter with information on how to put the crochet blocks together. Thanks you so very much. I really appreciate your help with this important and overwhelming task. I have dozens of the crocheted blocks that I have been crocheting for almost a year now and I promised my son that I would make him an afghan for Christmas this year.

Also, thank you so very much for your newsletters, which are always helpful with the things that confuse me, and I love the free crochet patterns so much. I enjoy the newsletters and hope you will always keep sending them my way.

Very best regards,


Answer: How to Put Crocheted Blocks and Squares Together:

Hi Carlene,

Thanks so much for all your kind words about my newsletter. I am glad you find it helpful. Yes, you are correct; I did cover the topic of joining squares in a previous crochet newsletter.

In answer to your question, I'd like to link you to the following articles, which are posted on our web site.

How to Join Crocheted Blocks and Squares Using Whip Stitch:

There's a sewing technique I turn to over and over again for joining crocheted blocks and squares. It's called "whip stitch," also known as "whipstitch."

How to Whip Stitch: Free Tutorial-- This photo tutorial shows you how to whip stitch two afghan squares together. Of course, this is a technique worth knowing about for sewing seams on all kinds of different projects; it will be useful for the afghan project you are currently working on, but you will also be apply this technique to other types of items (and even knitting projects) as well. The whip stitch is so versatile and easy; it's my favorite method of joining my crocheted pieces together.

Other Methods for Joining Crocheted Blocks and Squares:

Whip stitch is not the only way to join crocheted squares; it's one of many possible ways to approach this task. Here's another article you may find helpful as well: Joining crocheted squares or motifs. This article covers some of the other popular methods for joining crocheted squares together.

Thanks so much for getting in touch! I hope this information is helpful to you, but if there is anything else you need to know, please feel free to post in our crochet forum (for fast help) or email me again with further questions.


Amy Solovay, your Guide to crochet at About.com

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