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mint
« on: April 10, 2007 10:44:27 PM »

Hi all,

I am trying to make a granny square purse and I want to connect by using a border thing... I've look everywhere for one but I haven't found one thats solid. Thier either lacy or using whip stiches... I don't really want to do that... so any ideas? I really appreciate it. Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007 11:28:59 AM »

Try this one here it's a join as go with the classic granny square. I'm assuming you want something for a classic granny. If not look for some joining ideas by doing a search for joining on CPC look for dude assembly or flat braid join.

I like the look of sc or slip stitch on the outside to get a ridge effect that frames the squares nicely.  I just finished an afghan sc them together but I did it back and forth. sc on one square then sc on the other square.  So I sc in every other stitch of each square.  Hope that made some sense. You can see some pics in my gallery.
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mint
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007 11:40:24 AM »

thats a good idea but I already did a sc border around them all... I might just have to make up my own
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007 01:43:57 PM »

Like the other post said, maybe a slip stch. I am not sure what you are looking for but that is all I can think of. Or a sc, and then sc all the way around to give a uniform look.

Sorry I am not much help. I guess I would need a pic of what you want and what you have. Sad


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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2007 02:05:28 PM »

right now I have just plain square granny squares with a sc border around them...

and I want to join them like this

does that help?
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2007 02:09:03 PM »

What beautiful colors in your afghan mint!!!

I made a granny square purse and simply used single crochet all around and along the sides to make a square purse--it was pretty solid but I lined in as well...I usually swap for the squares since I am not a terrific crocheter!
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2007 05:58:16 AM »

Oh I love the colors in that afghan it is so pretty! The way I would go about connecting the squares (you have the sc all around each square right?) , is to use a mattress stitch.

I really like it because it is no visible.

Here is a link that I learned from. It is talking about seaming two knitted items but I have used it with my girls granny square afghan and it so far has held up great. That is even with more than a few washes.

I really hope this helps. If it does not I will try to talk to my grandma and see what she has to say. She is not all there up stairs so I am not sure if she will remember or if she will talk about the time she was a young mom and one of her kids talked back. Got to love them. Smiley


http://www.yarn-store.com/technique-seaming-row-to-row.html


There might be other guides but this is the one I have book marked.

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