If you crochet, chances are you’ve made a crochet motif at some point. There’s a really good chance that at least one of them was a square. Maybe you used that lone square as a hot pad or a coaster, but you’ve probably also wanted to join motifs together to make larger items like blankets, scarves, placemats, table runners, bags, even sweaters! A lot of crochet fans are on the look out for good ways to join their motifs together. So today I’m bringing you eight different ways to join crochet motifs together. I’ve gathered up some ideas from other bloggers and I’m going to tell you a bit about their joining methods and give you the link to their website so that you can learn more!
First up is the flat braid join from Knitter Knotter. This joining method is an excellent choice for motifs that may not have the same number of stitches or rows along their edges. It’s a lacy join that is made of chains and single crochet stitches.
This is my very own visible joining method. I used this to make a very visible raised join in a contrasting color as a way of outlining my squares. It’s great for any project where you want bold lines!
Knitter Knotter shows you how slip stitching as you create the last round of a motif is a great method for motifs that only need to be joined at a few points! It cuts down on the number of ends to be woven in since you don’t have to use an additional length of yarn to join after making the motifs.
Raffamusa Designs shares the mattress stitch with us. It is a hand-sewing method that works for motifs as well as crochet and knit pieces of garments. I’ve used mattress stitch for seaming sweaters before, but hadn’t thought of using it for motifs. It’s a brilliant idea though! It’s one of my favorite seaming techniques because of how easily it is done and how the seaming stitches disappear into the seam!
A Crocheted Simplicity shares the flat slip stitch seaming technique with us! I haven’t used this method before, but I’ll have to try it out. According to the tutorial blog post it is one of the flattest seaming techniques you can do with a crochet hook. It also looks beautiful in a contrasting color!
The whipstitch seam is one of the most basic seaming techniques out there. Many a child has learned to whipstitch and it’s probably one of the first seaming techniques that many crocheters learn. If you make all your squares the same color, and use the same color for seaming, your seaming stitches will be pretty well invisible. You can stitch through back loops only to leave a bit of a raised edge around each square as in the photo above, or you can stitch through both loops.
The Zig Zag Slip Stitch seam is brought to you by Sunflower Cottage Crochet. They used this joining technique for a blanket that was intended to have loads of texture. In fact, this joining technique adds texture to your crochet pieces by making a raised seam.
My method of joining motifs with a slip stitch seam is probably your most basic method to do with a crochet hook. I worked through both loops of the squares in the photo here, but you can also work through back loops only.
And there you go! Eight ways to seam your crochet motifs! If you are looking for motifs to make I have a few to share with you!
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