Joining Tutorial – Tight Join

Update – This join is now called “PLT Join” – this will help when searching for tutorials – thank you for visiting!

Admin Mary here!  Hello!

I chose to do a tight join for my Bear’s Blanket.  This is my first tutorial, so hopefully it makes sense…  Let me know if there is anything I can improve on.  I’m here to make it as clear as I can.  🙂

First, I did not join the two DCs in the corner, but I DC into the next DC, then I took my hook off, and inserted it into the matching DC on the other block, like so:

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(My hook is losing it’s color…  from so much use!)

Then I picked up that lonely, little loop and pulled it through:

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Then, I DC into the original block:

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Then repeat the process over and over until you want to stop.  It should look something like this:

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A nice, tight join without having to sew – I am a big fan of that!

If you have any questions – please feel free to contact me here in the comment section, or message me on my facebook page, or find me on Instagram!  I also would love to hear any other joining techniques that you have used, too!

17 Comments

  1. Bethel

    Great little photo tut Admin Mary… as we say here ‘clear as mud’… I love these types of joins as I know how little fingers can get caught up in holes in out creative blankets… ❤

  2. Maggi Wolf

    I followed a link from ‘The Creative Crochet Crew’ here and just wanted to say thanks. I’ve been crocheting since age 3 but Gran and mum always joined with slip stitches and I just followed suit, this is much better and a lovely clear tutorial to boot! So, Thanks 🙂

  3. Tabby

    I love this joining method. I’m using it for the squares, except I’m doing them in every stitch. Thank you for sharing this, I fell in love with it when I saw it in instagram.

  4. Cheri Lowery

    This is lovely! I followed from “”Baby Love””, a great site. I do Prayer Shawl Ministry Plus. A friend donated two large boxes of yarn & all she asked for was to have a BIG bag of squares she made joined to make a blanket. I’m real picky with my own work. None of the styles I tried looled right. This will! Thanks! Hope someday I can help you!

  5. carol

    i am so sorry i didn’t see thie earlier!! most of my squares are done and now i will have to sew them together.. but next time, and there will be a next time… i will definetly do this.

  6. Dorothee

    Hello Admin Mary! 🙂
    I came across this little photo tutorial on Pinterest and I have to admit……. wonderful, clear and easy way to join granny squares! Thank you so much. I am planning on a blanket for my TV armchair but I was not sure how to do it! NOW I KNOW! Hexagons and your joining method! Love it!

  7. Pat Gentry

    I think the photos were great and stitch description was very good. Lovely work. I shared with out of state granddaughter whom I taught to crochet when she was about nine, a stay-at-home wife and mom. Crocheting is enjoyable to her now when her day quiets down. Thanks for sharing this technical. Will be watching for future posts.

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