Crocheting granny squares is one of the most relaxing and fun things in the world! They are relatively small so you can carry them with you on the train, or while waiting for a doctor’s appointment, at your kid’s sports…really everywhere!
And you pile them up at the speed of light! Beautiful and colorful!
But that moment always arrives – How on heart am I supposed to put them together?
I get you, I’ve been there! That’s why I would like to share with you my 10 favorite ways to join granny squares!
To make it easier for you to navigate through the post, I’ll quickly introduce the different methods to you so that you can go directly to your favorite one!
- Join as You Go – You will not have to join your squares after making them. Instead, you just crochet as you go. It works best for classical granny squares.
- Seaming – Drop your crochet hook and grab a tapestry needle!
- Slip Stitch – Easy and flat, just like a slip stitch can be. I found three different methods here!
- Single Crochet – A ribbed join that works for many kinds of granny squares, especially solid ones!
- More Elaborate Methods – There are so many beautiful ways to join granny squares! Really, take a look!
Join as You Go (JAYG)
If you are crocheting classical granny squares, the easiest way to join them is to crochet them together as you go.
This is exactly as it sounds! You attach them together on the last round of the current square.
The seaming methods for joining granny squares are normally pretty invisible.
There are several ways in which you can seam your granny squares together, and frankly, learning these methods will turn out useful for many other things, like seaming garments, amigurumi, etc.
2. Whip Stitch Seaming Tutorial by Moogly
The whip stitch seaming might be the least invisible of the seaming techniques.
However, this is the case only if you are using squares of different colors or joining them with yarn of a contrasting color.
3. Mattress Stitch Seaming Here on the blog
The mattress stitch is one of my favorite ways to glue together many crocheted things. It is flat, invisible, and very easy to make!
Learn how to make it with this tutorial here on the blog.
4. Invisible Seaming by Wilmade
The invisible seaming is very similar to the mattress stitch. As the name suggests, this seam is totally invisible and easy to make!
Slip Stitch Methods
Joining your granny squares using the slip stitch is the way to go when you really don’t want to start seaming but you want a small and delicate join.
If you really don’t like seaming but you would like to join your squares in an invisible way, then, this is the method for you.
I have to admit that I never tried this method but I really loved it when I saw it on Attic24.
Want to add some fun details to your granny square project?
Single Crochet Method
The slip stitch is not for you? No problem, try to single crochet your granny squares!
The single crochet joining method is very easy and perfect for beginners. It does leave a bulkier look but it still looks very beautiful!
More Elaborate Methods
So far, we only saw joining methods that are invisible or do not add too much detail to your project.
But joining granny squares can really be an art and the results can be stunning!
Rachele from Cypress Textiles is a real genius when it comes to joining squares. Her blankets always have the most beautiful details and she makes a great work at teaching how to do the same.
The Celtic lace join is definitely my favorite method among the ones that she uses. You can learn all about it in this tutorial.
10. Flat Braid Join by Gourmet Crochet
Here we are at the end of this awesome collection of ways to join granny squares!
I hope that you found your favorite method and complete your granny square project.
Find some more inspiration for your next granny square project!