Crochet, Tutorials

Join-As-You-Go With Picot

Join-as-you-go is a handy crochet technique that allows you attach individually made motifs to each other through the stitches of the final round. So there is no sewing at the end as you are joining every motif while you crochet.

Depending on the pattern, joining can be done through the middle of the arch, or using pattern stitches, such as double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc), and slip stitch (sl st). Here is another method of joining that you can use in patterns with picot edging – Joining through the corresponding picots of the final round.

Picot JOIN is very similar to a regular picot stitch, but instead of making a tiny ch-3 circle, we are slip-stitching to the next motif in the middle of the picot stitch:

Ch 1, sl st in the corresponding picot of previously made motif, ch 1

…and complete your stitch as a regular picot.

Here is a short video of me joining motifs of Josefina & Jeffery Elephant Blanket:

And this is a left-handed version below:

Bernat Super Value yarn for this elephant blanket can be purchased at LoveCrafts (Thanks for using my Affiliate link) – 2 (2, 5, 6) skeins of Winter White for blanket base, 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins of True Grey for elephant(s), 250 (350, 400, 600) grams of yarn leftovers in a variety of colors for edging, small amount of any shade of pink for bow, small amount of White & Black for eyes / tusks. The amount of yarn is indicated based on the blanket size:

  • Crib 42” X 42” (106.7 X 106.7 cm)
  • Toddler 42” X 56” (106.7 X 142.2 cm)
  • Throw 59” X 71” (149.9 X 180.3 cm)
  • Twin 65” X 85” (165 X 215.9 cm)