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knitqueen
07-27-2007, 08:55 PM
I'm just starting crochet today. I bought this kit (http://www.amazon.com/Crochet-Learn-Great-Projects-Klutz/dp/1570548706), the knitting one in the same series is how I got started with knitting so I figured it would be a good place to start with crochet too. It's all fine and good, except for one thing that I also remember from the knitting book and at the time didn't know any better -- it recommends whip stitch for seaming things together. Uggh. :???: I used whip stitch on my first few knit projects because I didn't know any better, later on finding out that there's MUCH better ways to do it. The same must be true in crochet.

So how do you seam in crochet?

Riss
07-27-2007, 09:47 PM
I think it depends on the project you're working on. If you want a raised seam, you can take the two sides and just do a single crochet along the edge of them. If you want something more decorative, to say put squares together in a pretty manner, you could try this.. (http://hometown.aol.com/lffunt/flatbraid.htm) I've found that it's pretty project specific. Have you discovered crochet pattern central (http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/)yet? :) I practically live on KH and CPC...

Miss Kittie
07-28-2007, 12:18 PM
I use the Weaving together in both knit and crochet items..

seen here (http://www.wrights.com/wrights/class/needlework/finishing/finishing.htm)

hydeemarie
08-01-2007, 02:52 PM
When seaming crochet items, whip stitch actually looks nice... here is a video of seaming two squares together with whip stitch and then slip stitches. http://youtube.com/watch?v=DtxVuyc4U2I Hope this will help you! :yay:

purlwise
08-02-2007, 02:45 PM
What's the best way to seam crochet for a sweater, so as not to create a visble seam line on the outside and not create a bulky raised seam on the inside?

:??

hydeemarie
08-02-2007, 11:17 PM
You could put then right sides facing each other and do slip stitches across the edge... ?:think::shrug: