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Old 10-20-2008, 01:48 PM   #1
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Crochet two knitted pieces together
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!

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Old 10-20-2008, 03:43 PM   #2
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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?
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:21 AM   #3
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Flat Seam or Edge?
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://www.yarnshopping.com/knitting/joining.html [*Edit: Added then removed link; no image or information on joining/seaming there. ]

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.

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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.

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Old 10-21-2008, 11:33 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:12 PM   #5
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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.
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crochet seams
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/...th=6&year=2008

As you can see there are many ways even the mattress stitch is used by us crocheters.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:37 PM   #7
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My instructions say to "single crochet the sides together". The pieces are knitted. How do you start? I have never crocheted!
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I have videos on many different crochet and knit stitches on my website. HERE is the one on single crochet. It is geared toward the beginner.

I also have another one on crocheting two blocks together 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 which you may also find helpful.

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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.
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Deja Vu All Over Again!
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. (So far the search is not agreeing with my memory).

Ah ha! I found the post 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

Drat! 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.


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