Flat Braid Crochet Join - Part 2 - Joining the First Two Squares
This is the second part showing how to join squares with the flat braid method.
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This page shows how to join the second square to the first square. The second square is worked the same as the first square along the first two sides. Then you join the third side to the first square from corner to corner. The last side is then worked the same as the first square.
As with the first square, the number of chains may vary from pattern to pattern. However, you still need to have the same amount of chains in each loop as in the first square. The only difference is that the number of chains are broken up on the second square. So for the chain-5 loop, you basically make 2 chains as normal, drop the loop and pick it up from the corner loop. Chain 1 to secure and then make another two chains for a total of five. For the chain-3 loop you chain 1, secure, and chain another for a total of 3.
Join yarn to any corner of the second square and crochet along the first 2 sides the same way as you did for the first square.
Work the First Two Sides the Same as for the First Square
The third side is then joined to any side on the first square starting at one corner and joining the two pieces from corner to corner. To begin, make sure you have your single crochet in the corner stitch, space or loop. Make a chain 2 and drop the loop. Then insert your hook into the corresponding corner loop making sure to go in from the top.
The Third Side is Joined to Any Side of the First Square
Pick up the loop and pull it through the corner loop.
Pick Up the Loop and Pull it Through the Corner Loop
Chain 1 to secure the two loops.
Chain 1 to Secure the Loop
Make another 2 chains for a total of 5 - the same amount as the corner on the first square.
Make Another Two Chains
Single crochet once more into the same corner stitch, space or loop of current square to finish the corner loop.
Single Crochet Once More Into Same Corner Stitch
Drop the loop and insert your hook in next ch-3 loop on completed square. Again, make sure to go in from the top to bottom.
Drop the Loop
Pick up the dropped loop and pull it through the loop of completed square.
Pick Up the Dropped Loop and Pull Through
Once again, chain 1 to secure the 2 loops.
Chain 1 to Secure
Make another chain for a total of 3 chains
Make Another Chain
Single crochet back into the current square.
First Loop On Side Completed
Repeat Steps 7 to 12 across to next corner.
Repeat Steps 7-12
Then repeat Steps 2 to 6 for the second corner.
Second Corner Completed
Continue to crochet along the last edge. Join the last chain to the first single crochet and fasten off.