Crocheting, Free Patterns, Tutorials

Continuous join of crochet squares with single crochet JAYGO

Most crocheters love making stuff composed of motifs such as granny squares. I’d say all crocheters love motifs, but I typically try to avoid generalizations. There might be a dozen of those who don’t like puzzles, legos, and other types of composing big things out of small ones. And I bet it’s mostly because of the “cut yarn, weave in end” part that takes place too often. No one loves weaving ends (now for sure: NO ONE).

Here comes this technique that helps you remove the “cut yarn” from the formula. When the last round of all your motifs is the same color, you can join them continuously without breaking the yarn, attaching the squares to one another.

Motif

We’re given 16 motifs to be joined together working their 3rd round in the blue yarn.

The complete motif looks as follows:

Round 1 12 dc in ring.

Round 2 [3dc-cluster in each dc, ch 2] 12 times.

Round 3 Attach yarn in any ch 2 space. Ch 6, 1 shell in same ch 2 space, [ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 2 space, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 2 space, ch 1, (1 shell, ch 3, 1 shell) in next ch 2 space] 3 times, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 2 space, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 2 space, ch 1, 2 dc in 1st ch 2 space where this round started, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch 6.

Technique

You’ll work 3rd round around these motifs in the following order:

adding the square sides following these arrows:

Step by step

Attach blue yarn in any ch 2 space of motif 1 (M1). This point is indicated as “Start/End”.

Ch 6, 1 shell in same ch 2 space, [ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 2 space, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 2 space, ch 1, (1 shell, ch 3, 1 shell) in next ch 2 space] 2 times, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 2 space, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 2 space, ch 1, 1 shell in next ch 2 space, ch 3,

1 shell in any ch 2 space of M2, 1 sc in last worked ch 1 space of M1,

1 sc in next ch 2 space of M2, ch 1, 1 sc in ch 3 space of M1, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M2, 1 sc in next ch 1 space of M1, 1 shell in next ch 2 space of M2, ch 1, 1 sc in corner ch 3 space of M1, ch 1,

1 shell in same ch 2 space of M2, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M2, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M2, ch 1, (1 shell, ch 3, 1 shell) in next ch 2 space of M2, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M2, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M2, ch 1, 1 shell in next ch 2 space of M2, ch 3,

* 1 shell in any ch 2 space of M3, 1 sc in last worked ch 1 space of M2, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M3, ch 1, 1 sc in ch 3 space of M2, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M3, 1 sc in next ch 1 space of M2, 1 shell in next ch 2 space of M3, ch 1, 1 sc in corner ch 3 space of M2, ch 1, 1 shell in same ch 2 space of M3, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M3, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M3, ch 1, (1 shell, ch 3 ❤, 1 shell) in next ch 2 space of M3 – repeat from * twice, until you have worked 2 sides on M4, stopping at ❤. Your work looks as follows:

Continue:

* 1 shell in any ch 2 space of M5, 1 sc in last worked ch 1 space of M4, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M5, ch 1, 1 sc in ch 3 space of M4, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M5, 1 sc in next ch 1 space of M4, 1 shell in next ch 2 space of M5, ch 1, 1 sc in corner ch 3 space of M4,

ch 1, 1 shell in same ch 2 space of M5, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M5, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M5, 1 shell in next ch 2 space of M5, ch 3,

1 shell in any ch 2 space of M6, 1 sc in last worked ch 1 space of M5, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M6, ch 1, 1 sc in ch 3 space of M5, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M6, 1 sc in next ch 1 space of M5, 1 shell in next ch 2 space of M6, ch 1, 1 sc in corner ch 3 space of M5, 1 sc in corner ch 3 space of M3, ch 1,

1 shell in same ch 2 space of M6, 1 sc in next ch 1 space of M3, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M6, ch 1, 1 sc in ch 3 space of M3, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M6, 1 shell in next ch 2 space of M6, ch 1, 1 sc in next corner ch 3 space of M3, ch 1, 1 shell in same ch 2 space of M6, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M6, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M6, ch 1, 1 shell in next ch 2 space of M6, ch 3,

Continue adding motifs in the same manner till you have worked 3 sides of M8 (stopping after ch 3 in top right corner of M8 as shown below):

Then complete the missing side of M8-M5 in one straight line:

* 1 shell in same ch 2 space of M8, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M8, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 2 space of M8, ch 1, 1 shell in next ch 2 space of M8, ch 1, 1 sc in ch 3 space between M8 and M7,

ch 1 – repeat from * to top left corner of M5, ch 2,

Add the remaining motifs following the same logic:

Then complete the missing sides as described above to arrive to the Start/End point, joining with slip stitch to the initial ch 6.

Voilà! Your squares are added together! 😃

Using this method, you can add up any number of squares and even join ends of the big figure together to make a closed loop (as in tube scarves).

Thank you for enjoining this long and tedious tutorial! 😁

Feel free to comment if anything is unclear!

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