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17 Ways to Join Crochet Squares

Have you ever made a bunch of crochet granny squares and wondered how to join them? A popular crochet blanket style is to create several different crochet squares, either in the same or different designs and to join them together.

I have made a bunch of blankets during my yearly Tunisian CALs where we make a square every two weeks and then join all the squares at the end to make a blanket.

There are so many different ways to join crochet panels together. While working on my blankets, I always look for news ways of joining my squares so I decided to put together a list of the joining methods that I found interesting. I have used some of these already and it is great to have them all in one place so they are easy to find!

In this round up, there are 17 different unique ways of joining crochet granny squares, and you only need to choose the one you like the best for your project!

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Should you block granny squares before joining?

I have hosted multiple CALs where we make a bunch of squares and join them in the end to make a blanket. I always block my squares before joining since I have found that blocking evens out my blocks and makes them easy to join. I know that some people like to join their squares first and then block the entire blanket. I think either method will work and is a matter of preference. I prefer to block smaller squares since they are easier to manage and it makes the joining process go smoothly.


The Flat Slip Stitch Zig Zag Join method to join squares by Sunflower Cottage Crochet. It is a way to use slip stitches to make a zig zag joining of granny squares.

1. Flat Slip Stitch Zig Zag Join by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

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This method of joining is one of the flattest joins you can get without sewing. It creates a winding braid look from using the zig zag method. The pattern contains a written instructions with photo and video tutorials to help you learn this method.


Single Crochet Join method by Repeat Crafter Me that shows how to join crochet squares with single crochet.

2. Single Crochet Join by Repeat Crafter Me

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This is perhaps one of the simplest methods of joining squares and is fairly easy to adapt if you don’t have the exact same stitch count between your squares. This tutorial is written in US terms, but you can get one at Cosy Rosie UK if you prefer it written in UK terms.


Slip Stitch Method of joining crocheted squares by A Crocheted Simplicity. This method shows how to join granny squares with a slip stitch.

3. Slip Stitch Method by A Crocheted Simplicity

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This flat joining method is made with the squares (or hexagons) laid out side by side. This method comes with a detailed photo tutorial and written instructions.


Invisible Seam Join method to join crochet squares by Wilmade. This method shows how to join crochet squares with an invisible seam.

4. Invisible Seam Join (Sewing) by Wilmade

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This invisible join has the squares the closest you can get them, without showing the joining method. It is made using a sewing technique that is demonstrated in both photo, written and video tutorials.


Flat Braid Join method to join crochet squares by KnitterKnotter. This method is great to join squares with different stitch counts.

5. Flat Braid Join by KnitterKnotter

The Flat Braid join uses chains to join squares that are intertwined to make a braid. This method works great if you have squares with uneven edge stitches.


The Reverse Mattress stitch method to join crochet squares by Wool n Hook.

6. Reverse Mattress Stitch by Wool n Hook

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This invisible sewing technique joins the squares without any indication you have sewn them together. This technique comes with a written and photo tutorial.


The Cluster Join method to join crochet squares by Designs by Muggins.

7. Cluster Join by Designs by Muggins

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This unique and beautiful way to join squares consists of several clusters around the edges of the squares. The join is a free PDF with all the instructions needed to create this join.


The simulated braid join method to join crochet squares by Gourmet Crochet. This method shows how two crochet panels can be joined with a beautiful braid.

8. Simulated Braid Join by Gourmet Crochet

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This beautiful braid join is very similar to the tight braid and flat braid join. It uses a chain 3 instead of a chain 1 or chain 2, which creates a much more open braid effect.


Flat Double Crochet join method to join crochet squares by Bella Coco. This method uses the double crochet stitch to join squares together.

9. Flat Double Crochet Join by Bella Coco

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This simple join is made using a flat join in double crochet. This tutorial is written using UK terms, but if you substitute single crochet for double crochet you can work it in US terms too.


Scallop join method to join crochet granny squares by Gourmet Crochet.

10. Scallop Join by Gourmet Crochet

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Similar to the braid joining methods the Scallop join is just a beautiful. It uses a similar chaining method in a different way to create this braid effect.


The Whip Stitch join to join crochet squares by Cherry Heart Crochet.

11. Whip Stitch Join by Cherry Heart Crochet

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The motifs are joined using the Whip Stitch and is a great joining method to create an invisible seam if the last round of all your squares is made of the same color.


The Flat Zipper Method to join crochet squares by Dedri Uys.

12. Flat Zipper Method by Dedri Uys

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This creates such a great looking line, very clean. You crochet the blocks together as if you are zipping them up. It takes a little longer to join using this technique than other methods but the join is so beautiful!


The Mijo Join method to join crochet squares by Mijo Crochet.

13. Mijo Join by MijoCrochet

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This join works great for granny squares that have a chain space separating groups of stitches at the edges. It creates a beautiful open lace pattern.


The Celtic lace join method to join crochet squares by Cypress Textiles.

14. Celtic Lace Join by Cypress Textiles

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This elaborate lacy join is a beautiful way to join your squares. The method comes with a photo and written tutorial to work you through creating this join.


The Row By Row Join As You Go method to join crochet squares by Cypress Textiles.

15. Row by Row JAYG (The boomerang join) by Cypress Textiles

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This method of joining squares is a simplified alternative to the continuous join-as-you-go method which is worked in horizontal rows and then vertical rows until the entire blanket is joined.


The Join As You Go Squares method to join crochet squares by Blue Star Crochet.

16. Join as You Go Squares by Blue Star Crochet

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This method creates a nice lacy join between squares. This pattern includes how to make the whole square and join it as you go. This is a seamless way of joining squares and is great if you prefer to join squares as you go rather than at the end.


The Join As You Go Flat Granny Join to join crochet squares by Edie Eckman.

17. Join As You Go Flat Granny Join by Edie Eckman

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This join as you go method requires you to work all but the last round of a granny square, then the squares are joined together while you work the last round. This method comes with a video tutorial to help get you started.


Bonus – Zig Zag Slip Stitch Join

The Zig Zag Slip Stitch Join is a great technique to join squares with uneven edge stitches and it looks so beautiful!


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