Have you wondered how you can join panels in Tunisian crochet as you make them? This is a pretty handy technique that can be used to make anything that requires joining of narrow strips or squares to make a larger fabric!
There are a bunch of different Tunisian crochet hooks available for purchase. You can read about the hooks I use here. Because of the nature of Tunisian crochet stitches, I recommend using a hook that is at least 2 sizes larger than the recommended hook on the yarn.
In this tutorial, a new panel with 5 rows of 7 Tunisian Simple Stitches is joined with an existing panel of the same size.
Step 1: To join with a panel, attach your yarn with the first stitch of the first row of that panel.
Step 2: Chain 6, make the Foundation Row and join it with the earlier panel at the same place as Step 1 – you will have 7 loops on your hook at the end of the forward pass.
Note: Start with a chain 6 because the 7th stitch is the one that is made while joining the current panel with the earlier one.
Step 3: Make 4 rows of Tunisian Simple Stitches while joining all of them with the earlier panel (see pictures below).
Step 4: Make the bind off row, join with the first panel using a slip stitch (see pictures below).
Patterns you can make with this technique
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