Sweet Lilac Quilt Inspired Crochet Along

We are almost finished with our Sweet Lilac Blankets! Today I am going to show you how I joined these lovely quilt-inspired squares together. 

If you are just joining us, you can find more info about this crochet along here.

I’ve also decided to extend this CAL for another week. I wanted to do a fun border instead of my usual single crochet and I knew I wouldn’t have the time to get it ready for you this week. Of course, as always, if you want to choose your own border don’t let our CAL schedule stop you. I love seeing all your creativity with my patterns. The same goes for our join this week. If you want to do it a different way, go for it! It’s your blanket after all. 

I can’t wait to see your blankets all put together over in our group on Facebook! 

Simple Border for C2C Squares

This technique we are using for bordering our quilt squares is one that can be used on any corner to corner project! It creates a nice clean finished edge. We are going to single crochet between tiles, chain 2 and then single crochet between the next 2 tiles, chain 2 again, single crochet again, etc… 

After we do that, you’ll do a round of single crochets. Now if you are using this on a different project, you could use hdc or dc stitches here instead. Truthfully, I wanted to use double crochets here but wasn’t sure I would have had enough yarn.

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Easy Single Crochet Join

We are using single crochet to join our squares. I went back and forth on which join I wanted to use. The same one as our 2019 CAL, something lacy (like this one) or something else…. there are so many options. In the end, I wanted to keep it simple and I like the ridge formed by the single crochet join. Corner to Corner is a heavy substantial stitch and I feel like it can handle that single crochet ridge. 

This join is easy peasy and a great one to add to your bag of crochet tricks. You put your squares together with the wrong sides on the inside. Then working through both panels single crochet through each stitch. Its simple and fast.

Single Crochet Join | The Unraveled Mitten

Materials and Information

You need your main color yarn

5mm hook

scissors and yarn needle


I use US terminology

Ch(s): chain(s)

Sc: single crochet

Sl st: slip stitch

How to add a border to Corner-to Corner (C2C) Crochet

C2C Simple Crochet Border

Rnd 1: Using your main color, join yarn in any space between tiles. Ch 1, sc in same space, *ch 2, sc in next space between tiles. Repeat from *around placing a (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner. Ch 2, join to top of 1st sc with sl st.

C2C Easy Crochet Border

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1. Sc evenly around placing 2 sc in each ch 2 space and 1 sc in each sc from rnd 1. In corner ch-2 spaces place a (sc, ch 1, sc). Join to top of 1st sc with sl st.

Finish off and weave in ends

Single Crochet Join

Sweet Lilac Quilt Inspired CAL | The Unraveled Mitten

Layout your squares in the order you want them. We are going to join the squares horizontally first and then vertical. 

Single Crochet Join | The Unraveled Mitten

With wrong sides facing, working through both squares, join yarn in corner ch 1. Ch 1, sc in same space as ch 1 and through each single crochet and ch 1 space along the edge.

Single Crochet Join | The Unraveled Mitten
Single Crochet Join | The Unraveled Mitten

When you need to join the 2nd square. Your first sc will be worked in the ch 1 space at the corner of your squares.

Single Crochet Join | The Unraveled Mitten

When working on the vertical join you will need to sc over where you joined a new square on the horizontal rows. Just place a single crochet right over top of that joining sc and continue on.

That’s all there is too it!

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Single Crochet Join | The Unraveled Mitten

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