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.
Materials and Information
You need your main color yarn
scissors and yarn needle
I use US terminology
Sc: single crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
How to add a border to Corner-to Corner (C2C) Crochet
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.
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
Layout your squares in the order you want them. We are going to join the squares horizontally first and then vertical.
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.
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.
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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