Friday 4 September 2015

Joining granny squares using crochet to make a flat chain stitch seam

Have you ever tried to join granny squares and found that the seam is thick or bulky and your work will not lay flat? 

This tutorial will show you how to keep the squares flat and create a flat join with a decorative chain stitch between the squares like this (right side):

and this is how it will look on the wrong side, a dotted line:

It was hard to get a close enough video of how to do this because you really need to be working on a flat surface and I had to hold the work to the camera, but hopefully it will help you understand how to do it and you can than have a go - practice makes perfect so don't give up if you find it hard to begin with.

Happy crocheting!



  1. I love this stitch. I used it on the blanket I am making right now. I love your easy to follow directions and more importantly your role in explaining this stitch you are demonstrating

  2. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment Nicki, it means a lot because I often wonder if the videos makes sense to people, it is so hard to get the work to the camera sometimes! I'd love to see your blanket when it's finished :)

  3. This is exactly the stitch im after to join my lego blanket together. Can't wait to try it when the kids go to bed tonight. Thanks so much. The video was great :-)

  4. So glad it was helpful Amanda, your Lego blanket sounds wonderful. My grandchildren would love that!