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Learn how to crochet the “Join as you go” Method when connecting granny squares to make a blanket with this detailed tutorial which includes a video as well.
“I don’t like sewing by hand”, says pretty much every crocheter. We don’t really like to sew in our ends or connect pieces using a sewing needle. Makes sense. Cause crocheting with a hook is faster and much easier than dealing with a tiny needle. So in order to finish a blanket using granny squares there is luckily more than just one method to connect all the pieces permanently. And without depending on having to sew them. YAY!
This method is called “Join As You Go” and is sometimes abbreviated as “JAYGO”. It’s widely popular in the crochet community to connect pieces together to make usually blankets. But this technique can be used for any patterns that need pieces to be connected, e.g. bags, shawls, and even hats.
Without any further ado let’s get right into the nitty and gritty of this beautiful and detailed stitch.
The Ultimate Guide to Crocheting the “Join As You Go” Method
With this technique, you can connect crochet squares or geometrically shaped pieces by crocheting them together without adding additional rounds to each piece.
You simply crochet an unfinished piece, such as a granny square, to a finished square using slip stitches at certain points of the pattern. Those points are different, depending on the pieces that need to be connected. But most often, the connecting points are where you see chain spaces.