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« on: February 24, 2009 10:10:23 AM »

I've been working on some squares for a little while. I plan to put them together for a nice blanket. My question is: How do you prefer to connect squares? I've heard of slip stitching them, sc-ing them, and a mattress stitch. I'm just wondering what method looks and holds together well.
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009 05:38:24 AM »

I prefer whip stitching them together, back loops only.  I like the way it looks on both sides. (I've never really been a fan of the ridge formed by crocheting the squares together with a sl st or sc.)

There are other methods that are kind of neat too, depending on your blanket.

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2009 04:28:28 PM »

I am also a whip stitcher.  I do not like the way they look when you crochet them together - which I will admit is quicker but it makes that fugly ridge.  I don't like the ridge at all - others love the ridge.  It's just a personal preference.

I don't do the back loops only though - I whips titch both loops - it makes it look more like a continuous thing in my opinion.   

You got to do whatever you like the best though.  There are those that will sc them together all the time no matter what a pattern calls for and there are those, like me that will whip stitch them no matter what a pattern says to do.... just a personal preference.
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2009 12:37:47 PM »

I have done both, the whip stitch makes it look more like a one piece blanket, and there is no ridge. but the sc is quicker. It depends one the squares and the look you want but try both then decide for yourself.

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2009 02:11:09 AM »

I stitch mine together too, only because it seemed to be the easiest way when I started it. It's too late to change now, nearly half-way into my blanket, but I have started to like it and it feels simple.
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2009 06:42:29 AM »

So far I've slip stitched, mattress stitched & single crocheted mine together - not on the same blanket of course  Smiley I actually like the ridge you get with sc-ing them and intend to sc on the right side of the next blanket I make for myself.

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