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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

NEW WAY TO JOIN!

Although this might not be a new way, and others may have devised it, I accidentally ran across this while looking for a border.  I bordered an afghan in the last post with the stitch.  It is a sc in one stitch away from the corner, ch3, dc in the same stitch, skip 2 stitches, then sc in the next stitch - then ch3, dc in same stitch, sk 2 stitches, sc in next (etc. all the way across...toward the corner you only skip one stitch to work in 3 or 4 of the pattern stitches around the corner).

Well, I took that particular stitch and bordered one of my squares for the afghan for the grandniece (I'm keeping the pastel one!).  Then I started bordering another square and though perhaps it would be cool to put them together, so on the last row I started after the first sc I then did a slip stitch around the chain 3 loop instead of the second ch, then did the last ch and dc into the original sc as before.  I did that across and it became sort of one of those flat braid joins you hear about.  You have to fiddle with the corners a bit if your squares aren't exactly the same size, but LOVE IT!  It does take some time to do, but it looks very girly, and I think for a 10 year old it is perfect!

After all is joined, I'm going to continue the original pattern for the overall border around the whole of the afghan.

What do you think?



5 comments:

  1. Ooh I love it.. and it goes perfectly with the squares you are putting together!

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  2. I love it too! I've been wanting to find something just like this. I'll be coming back here for the instructions. I've got a bunch of squares from a swap that I'm going to be putting together and I think this will work out just fine. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  3. I think it is gorgeous! That is going to be one beautiful afghan. I am going to have to try this because like everybody else I have squares everywhere that need to be put together. Thank you so much for sharing this little idea. It's new to me also.

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  4. LOVE IT! ! ! !

    Need photos with step by step directions.

    Want directions NOW!

    LOLOL . . . am I demanding enough? Hope so . . I think I could really learn to like this joining.

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  5. That looks great. I've just finished joining some squares with SC and they just look boring. As Paula said I would need more detailed instructions if you didn't mind, think of it as high praise. :)

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