View Full Version : Seaming crochet pieces together
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?
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...
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)
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:
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?
08-02-2007, 11:17 PM
You could put then right sides facing each other and do slip stitches across the edge... ?:think::shrug: