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Hashtag Blanket – Joining Squares

After making all the squares for this blanket it’s finally time to join them together! So exciting! Okay, let’s begin:Hashtag Joining Squares - Pops de MilkHashtag Granny Square Blanket - Pops de Milk

I like to use a standing stitch to begin but you can also start by making a sl st and chaining 3 (this will count as a dc). Start by taking 2 to 4 squares and laying them flat, right side up, one above the other as pictured:1Hashtag Granny Square Blanket - Pops de MilkIn the top right  corner of the bottom square make a dc, then in the bottom right corner of the top square make a dc. Hashtag Granny Square Blanket - Pops de MilkRepeat once more so there are 2 dc in the corners.3Hashtag Granny Square Blanket - Pops de Milk Skip a st and dc in the next st of the bottom square. Repeat with the top square. Hashtag Granny Square Blanket - Pops de MilkContinue this way across until you reach the next corner where you will again make 2 dc, just like in the beginning. Hashtag Granny Square Blanket - Pops de MilkContinue joining squares this way. Hashtag Granny Square Blanket - Pops de Milk Hashtag Granny Square Blanket - Pops de MilkWhen coming across intersections just continue to join as you did in the first join. Hashtag Granny Square Blanket - Pops de Milk Hashtag Granny Square Blanket - Pops de MilkWhen you come across an intersection where 3 squares have already been joined it’s a good idea to first sl st to an existing dc before adding the next square – this will help to avoid large gaps. Or you can always use a bit of scrap yarn to sew the gaps together.Hashtag Granny Square Blanket - Pops de Milk Hashtag Granny Square Blanket - Pops de Milk Hashtag Granny Square Blanket - Pops de Milk

 

And that’s it for how to join squares. Next post I’ll show you how to add a finishing trim to the blanket. We’re almost there!!

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4 thoughts on “Hashtag Blanket – Joining Squares

  1. Wow, your blanket is looking so so good! I can’t wait to see it finished. I’m veerrryyyy slowly working on a huge (double bed cover sized >___<) granny square blanket, and I will definitely be referring back to this post when I finally get to the stage of joining the squares ^____^

  2. Hi Patricia,
    I’m on Pinterest and the pictures are not coming through and it’s telling me “this website is no longer available”.
    I do need to know how to join squares. I’m thinking I need to do a “border” around all the squares before I can do a join..(?)
    Thanks

    1. Hmm not sure why Pinterest is saying that. To join the squares you can see them with a yarn needle or do a slip stitch through two layers at once.

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