Melu Crochet Guide: Continuous Join As You Go Htr/Hdc

Here is a free pattern to join your crochet squares quickly and easily- with only two ends to sew in!

I use UK terminology, click here for a handy conversion chart to US terms

Abbreviations

ch chain

dc double crochet (UK Terminology) This is a US single crochet (sc)

htr half treble crochet (UK Terminology) This is a US single Half double crochet (hdc)

Sl St slip stitch

Bobble *Yarn over, insert into indicated stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 (two loops left on hook) Repeat * four more times until there are 6 loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook. See the Melu Crochet Bobble Stitch Guide for step by step photos.For help with changing colour, take a look at my Bobble Stitch with colour changes guide

Pattern

Melu Crochet Guide: Continuous Join As You Go Htr

  1. Lay out your squares:
  1. You will start in the top right hand corner, use this map and follow the direction of the arrows:
  1. Attach your yarn into the top right hand corner of square 1
  2. Ch1,
  3. Htr into each stitch (here you can see that I crochet over my ends as I go, this means fewer ends to sew in at the end)
  1. When you reach the corner, crochet 3 htr into the corner stitch
  2. Continue to htr into each st on the the left hand side of square 1
  3. When you reach the corner, add 2 htr
  4. Now you will join square 2. You will start in the bottom right hand corner of square 2
  1. Hold the squares with square 2 facing you
  2. Htr into the corner of square 2
  3. Slip stitch into top of last htr of square 1
  4. Htr again into the corner of square 2sl st into top of the next htr on square 1, which will be the next unworked stitch that you can see.
  5. Continue to htr, into each stitch along the side of square 2 and sl st in each corresponding stitch on square 1
  6. When you reach the corner, continue to htr and sl st, joining to the htr of the corner htrs of square 1
  1. Continue to htr, around the top and left hand side of square 2, adding 3htr in the corner. Join square 3 in the same way as you joined square 2.
  2. When you reach the bottom of square 3, htr along the bottom of the whole row,
  1. When you get to the joins, add a slip stitch into the stitch indicated (the top of the htr stitch that joins the two squares)
  2. When you get to the end of square 1, add just 2 htr in the corner,
  3. Join the bottom of square 1 to the top of square 4 (look back at step number 10 to remind yourself!)
  4. When you reach the join between squares 1 and 2 this time, you will need to slst into the opposite slst that you made in step 18
  1. Continue joining your squares, following the map  
  2. When you get back to the top right hand corner st of square 1, add 2htr, slst into your first htr in step 1 to join.

Now you can add a border, why not try my bobble stitch edging

Here you can see the Continuous Join As You Go Htr/Hdc on my Sea Life Blanket which is available to buy in my etsy shop

I’d love to see what you make- don’t forget to add #melucrochet when you post your photos ๐Ÿ™‚

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Bobble stitch charts by Melucrochet.com
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If you’d like to see more of my bobble stitch patterns, take a look at the Bobble Stitch Squares Set by Melu Crochet on etsy.

If you would like to try other bobble stitch patterns, take a look at these:

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