Here are 2 of my favourite methods for joining crochet motifs with a slip stitch. Using these methods, you can finish all your motifs individually, without the need of joining them in the final round as I previously described for Joining-As-You-Go With Slip Stitch.
Ridged Slip Stitch Joining
This is the easiest and most common way to join motifs with a slip stitch. It provides a speedy, yet simple seaming with a ridged appearance on right side.
Hold 2 crochet pieces with wrong sides together
Use stitch markers to indicate the first and last stitches
Join yarn in first stitch of both pieces
Work slip stitch through the corresponding stitches of both pieces at the same time, inserting the hook through the back loops only (BLO)
End in last stitch of both pieces and fasten off
Flat Slip Stitch Joining
Join crochet motifs with slip stitch as described below, laying them flat side by side rather than wrong sides together. This method provides a beautiful braided appearance of the flat seam on right side.
Hold 2 crochet pieces side by side
Use stitch markers to indicate the first and last stitches on both pieces
Inserting the hook under the top 2 loops of each stitch: Slip stitch in first stitch of the left motif, then slip stitch in first stitch of the right motif
Slip stitch in next stitch on the left, then slip stitch in next stitch on the right
Repeat the previous step across, ending in last st on the left, then in last st on the right
NOTE: The left-handed instructions are reversed and are shown in second video below.
Tweed fibres and textiles have always been one of my favourites, so I was totally thrilled when Yarn Canada offered me to try one of their new products – Mandala Tweed Yarn by Lion Brand. Unlike regular self-striping yarns, Mandala... Continue reading →
With 2020 approaching fast, it’s time for us to look back on what we’ve been working on over the last year. First of all, I would like to thank our creative team members for helping me in this journey…I could... Continue reading →
Hello crafty friends, our biggest sale of the year has started early! If you were waiting to stock up with IraRott® patterns for your holiday projects or just to try one of my patterns, now is the perfect time to... Continue reading →
Oh I just love those perfectly rounded sock toes without “EARS”! To achieve this result in kitchener stitch, you just need to work the first & last stitches partially. Here is how I do it: STEP 1: Insert the tapestry... Continue reading →
If you already made crochet rugs from my PDF patterns or from my book (Crochet Animal Rugs), you can also use these patterns to make other home decorations, such as wall hangings, table covers, or doilies. TIP: Use a thinner... Continue reading →
Sending a howl out to all the crafters out there…we have some NEW adorable patterns for you at IraRott.com. I am so happy to see my Chubby Little Animals collection growing and being loved. Please welcome Raff and Rolf! The... Continue reading →
Hop-hop, hippity, hop…Happy Easter everyone! Have you seen my new chubby little bunnies? They are so cuddly and simply adorable…also, they are easy and fun to make if you need a fast project before Easter. Sunny The Chubby Little Bunny... Continue reading →
Meet Sassy – my new Big Kitty with a Big Heart. He is very sweet, friendly, and cuddly. Everyone needs a big friend like Sassy. The pattern is now available at IraRott.com, Etsy, and Ravelry. Sassy loves taking naps when... Continue reading →
Short Rows is a knitting technique, commonly used for shaping & curving knit sections (sock heels, gussets, bust shaping, shoulder shaping, etc) or for creating different shapes (triangles, circles, half circles, etc) without increasing or decreasing stitches. It is also... Continue reading →