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Continuous Join As You Go

My favourite method of joining granny squares is the continuous join as you go.

For this method you create all of your squares then work your way around the blanket to connect them all together.

THE METHOD

To start you’ll need to work out the positioning of all your squares. Then you’ll start in the top right corner and work around each square joining as you go working 1 row at a time.

In the photo below you’ll see how you are going to work around each square with X being the start in the top right and the numbers noting the order in which you join

1). Start by creating the first half of the corner in one granny square

2). Then continue working your round across the top and down one side until you have completed half of the corner

3). Next chain 3

4). Now you will join your second square by creating another half corner in the second square

5). Now to bring the squares together … After completing the half corner instead of doing a Ch1 you will slst into the Ch1 on the first square

6). After working the slst return to the second square and complete the next block

7). From here you will continue working up the second square completing a block and working a slst into the Ch1 on the first square instead of doing a Ch1 untill you reach the top, in the corner complete the first half

8). After completing the first half of the corner Ch1 then slst into the ch3 of the first square then another Ch1 before completing the second half of the corner in square 2

9). Continue working the round as normal across the top of square 2 and down the following side stopping when you have completed half the corner

Repeat steps 3 to 9 to join square 3

Repeat steps 3 to 9 a second time to join square 4 (continue repeating until you have joined the amount of squares required for the width of your blanket)

Once you have reached the end of your width you will work along the bottom of the row you created.

10). From the end of 9). Ch3 and complete the second half of the corner then continue to work along the bottom of square 4 until you reach the last corner of square 4.

11). Create the second half of the corner on square 4 then Ch1 stst into the ch3 between the two half completed corners of squares 3 & 4, Ch1 again then complete the second half of the corner for square 3

12). Contine along the row by completing the unworked spaces normally until you reach a corner join, then repeating 11). Until you reach the end of the blanket. On the last square complete half of the corner.

You will now start joining the second row.

13). Ch3 and work half a corner in the next square you are joining.

14). You will then slst into the Ch1 sp of the 1st row.

15) continue along this side by completing a block then slst into the chsp of the top row until you reach the corner

16). At the corner sp, complete half of the corner, Ch1, slst to the corner space diagonally across from your working corner as noted by the hook in the photo below, then Ch1 again before completing the corner and working down the side of the square until you have completed the next half corner

17) Ch3 and begin joining the next square by completing half of the corner then slst into chsp. Continue completing a block then slst into chsp until you reach the corner.

18). At the corner complete half, then Ch1, slst into the chsp of the corner diagonally opposite then Ch1 then complete the corner and slst into the chsp of the top row

19). Repeat steps 15-18). Until you have joined all the squares for the row, on the last square, complete the side and at the corner you will complete half, Ch1, slst into the ch3sp, Ch1 then complete the corner.

20). Work down the side, complete the full corner, then work along the next side until the first half finished corner then repeat steps 11-12). Until your second row is joined.

21). Repeat steps 13-20). Until you have joined as many rows as you’d like.

Once you have completed your final row you will work up the unworked side of the blanket.

22). You will start by ch3 and finish the corner of the last square, work up the side until the first half finished corner, here you will work the second half, Ch1, slst into the ch3, ch1 then complete the second half of the next corner, then continue working up the side. Repeat until you reach the top. Finish by completing the second half of the corner, ch3, then slst to the first Dc.

Your project is now complete. I hope you enjoy this method. 💕


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