Tuesday, May 17, 2011

April Crochet Challenge

I have been collecting crocheted squares for over three years. Basically, anytime I have scrap yarn left over from a project I would whip up one of these nifty little squares. The problem is I never got around to deciding what I wanted to do with them and how to put them together.


I belong to a wonderful group on Etsy called the Create Crochet Team. This is a team for crochet lovers. We share our work, ask questions and have monthly challenges. The monthly challenges are for fun and allow us to learn new techniques and express our creativity.

In April, one of the challenges was to learn a new technique. So I decided to learn a new technique on how to join crochet squares. Normally I would just sew them together or so single crochet stitches all the way around. After a search on google I found a tutorial on how to do a flat braid crochet joining method.



I love the way the stitches came out and I think this will be the way I go from now on. I am still slowly joining squares and hopefully I will have this blanket done soon. So stay tuned for pictures!


If you want to take a look at some other new techniques my teammates learned, go to our team blog: http://createcrochet.blogspot.com/ or our facebook fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/CreateCrochetEtsyTeam

6 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see pictures of the whole blanket! :)

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  2. What a gorgeous joining method. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. That will be AWESOME, I can't wait to see the blanket! Definitely post photos! <3

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  4. Nice blog on our Monthly Challenges. I have never seen the braid stitch - I too always joined squares together using a slip stitch. I love the look the braiding gives - I will definitely try it next time!

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  5. That is a lovely job on the crochet. I love that type of blanket! Carry on crocheting!

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  6. I love the look of that joining stitch. I have never done it either. I will look it up and try it. I used to do the same thing with extra yarn and I ended up making 3 afghans to donate to charities:))

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