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daisychck81
10-20-2008, 01:48 PM
Hi! The title pretty much explains it all. I have two knitted pieces that I would like to crochet together (seeing as how I don't have an appropriate sewing needle), however I'm really not sure how to do it. Advice would be much appreciated!

Thank you!

CountryNaturals
10-20-2008, 03:43 PM
What a great idea. I've used the 3-needle bind-off from HGTV (I think) to connect knitted scarf ends, but it leaves a ridge, so I'm not thrilled with it. I would assume you could use any stitch/technique from a granny square afghan pattern that's used to connect the squares. I'll be watching this topic to see what "real" crocheters come up with. (I'm a knitter who only crochets under duress.)
Are you just trying to make a seam or do you want something decorative?

OffJumpsJack
10-21-2008, 11:21 AM
Seam:
You can use a hook similar to how you use a yarn needle. Just put the hook through the same stitches/loops you would the needle but in the opposite direction so it points toward your yarn end, then YO the hook and pull the tail through.

These have some clear drawings for seaming knit projects:
http://home.howstuffworks.com/knitting-instructions12.htm (http://home.howstuffworks.com/knitting-instructions12.htm)
http://www.yarnshopping.com/knitting/joining.html [*Edit: Added then removed link; no image or information on joining/seaming there. :nails: ]

Edge:
There are many decorative edges that can be done with crochet. Search for projects with edges you like then skip to the end of the pattern where they give the pattern for the edging.

What kind of stitch did you use on the pieces you are joining? There may be a crochet stitch or pattern that is similar in appearance. I may be a knit beginner, but I design my own crochet patterns. If I can visualize the knit stitch you used, then I can give better options for the seam or edge.

Edit to add...

Hidden: A slip stitch can join the knit pieces from the wrong side.

Understated: Try a single row (or round) of single crochet (sc), use 3 sc in the same stitch to go around a corner (one for each side and another for the corner, 3 sc).

Bold: Try a decorative pattern edge with multiple rows/rounds. Scalloped, ruffled, or fringed are just a few choices.

--Jack

KnittinMitchie
10-21-2008, 11:33 AM
I use a single crochet to join the blocks on the big blankets I'm about to do. It adds a "border" between the blocks. Then when I'm done I crochet a nice border around the whole blanket.

CountryNaturals
10-21-2008, 07:12 PM
When you can't find your tapestry needle and you don't want to crochet, you can use any needle you can get your yarn into, then sew with it "butt first" to seam your knitting, so you're using the dull end to push through your work to avoid splitting the yarn. The only drawback to this emergency fix is that's it's very easy to stab yourself with the pointy end of the needle, so you have to be careful.

mathwizard
10-22-2008, 09:28 AM
If you get the free newsletter by Carol Alexander she did a topic on seaming in crochet. Link to the article:
http://www.freepatterns.com/content/content.html?content_cat_id=3&type_id=N&month=6&year=2008

As you can see there are many ways even the mattress stitch is used by us crocheters.:cheering:

butlerp
04-19-2009, 02:37 PM
My instructions say to "single crochet the sides together". The pieces are knitted. How do you start? I have never crocheted!

MGM
04-19-2009, 04:22 PM
I have videos on many different crochet and knit stitches on my website. HERE (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2008/09/learn-to-crochet-single-crochet-video.html) is the one on single crochet. It is geared toward the beginner.

I also have another one on crocheting two blocks together (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2008/08/how-to-join-block-using-single-crochet.html)that already have a crocheted border around them. I know this is not exactly what you are trying to do, but it may help to see how this is done and then you could do something similar on your piece.

I just remembered that I also did one on crocheting around a knitted piece (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2008/11/how-to-crochet-border-around-knitted.html) which you may also find helpful.

MGM

blueygh2
04-21-2009, 12:46 AM
Exactly what I was looking for as well.

I made a scarf but it came out too short, so I'm making another part to it, it's knitted, and I wanted to crochet them together and crochet a border around.

I think I'll try the slipstitch method.

OffJumpsJack
04-21-2009, 12:22 PM
:oo: Okay, I remember making a post with links to several ways to crochet pieces together, yet my previous post on this thread is NOT what I am remembering.

The only explanation (that doesn't impeach my grasp on Internet-reality) is that I made the post on another thread.

Sad, really, because in it I found a good seamless (flat) crochet join that would be suitable for this thread.

Okay, I'll be back after I get my search results that I want. :nails: (So far the search is not agreeing with my memory).

Ah ha! I found the post (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1214693&postcount=7) that I was remembering. Daphne's Tutorial and image was for a DC join of two motifs. Now, you don't need to use a DC stitch to use this join, you could use a single crochet or a slip stitch.

Here is the image from a url to the image on Daphne's Tutorial Page.
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Cottage/3606/dcjoin.gif (http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Cottage/3606/dcjoin.gif)

Drat! :nails: I wanted to attach the image but this forum software says I do not have authority to manage attachments while editing a post. That means I'll have to make a new post then attach the image from the url above.

:wall:

OffJumpsJack
04-21-2009, 03:29 PM
Here is a way to join two pieces with a flat crochet stitch. With some creative visualization, you can use a different crochet stitch than the double crochet (DC) that is shown.

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DC Join from Daphne's Tutorial Page

Now what I was considering was a join using a Tunisian Stockinet stitch (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/02/learn-to-crochet-tunisian-stockinette.html). I had just watched a video tutorial by MGM on that stitch before reading this thread, and it popped in my head that these three things can come together to join two knit pieces with a crochet stitch that looks like stockinet (though it would be thicker than a knit stockinet).

Keep in mind that this is just a visual theory of mine and I haven't taken yarn and hook in hand yet but it looks do-able in my mind. :think:

I'll have to try this and return with the results.

LynneKirsner
05-30-2009, 09:37 AM
i cant seem to understand how to use this site & i have knitted squares for a baby blanket that i want to crochet together. How can i get directions?

MGM
05-30-2009, 04:17 PM
i cant seem to understand how to use this site & i have knitted squares for a baby blanket that i want to crochet together. How can i get directions?

You can work a round of single crochet on each block and then crochet the blocks together using the method I show HERE (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2008/08/how-to-join-block-using-single-crochet.html).

If you need to learn how to do single crochet, or lots of other crochet stitches too, you can look at my crochet listing (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2008/07/time-to-get-organized-crochet.html) for lots of help.

Hope this helps,
MGM