Seaming, some people either love it or hate it. As you crochet and diversify your projects, you’ll often run into crochet projects that are made in multiple pieces and have to be sewn together. For a long time I was afraid of projects with seaming because I never felt like I knew exactly what to do or how to seam crochet pieces together. If you’ve been afraid of seaming too, today I’m here to help! I’ve put together four different methods of seaming crochet pieces together, that will help you feel comfortable with seaming in no time.
The four methods in this tutorial are: the whip stitch seam, mattress stitch seam, slip stitch seam, and mattress stitch seam. The first two methods for sewing crochet pieces together involve using a strand of yarn and a yarn needle, and use basic sewing techniques to sew the pieces together. Methods three and four for how to join crochet pieces together use a crochet hook and strand of yarn, so if you’re not comfortable with doing any sewing than these two methods will be great for you. So let’s get to it!
On top of this written and photo tutorial for these crochet seaming techniques, I’ve also made a crochet video tutorial to help you learn the different techniques.
4. Keep doing step 3 all the way up the rest of the edges to create stitch bars that go from one side to the other.
5. As you go, you can pull the thread tight every five or so stitches to tighten up the seam and secure the two pieces together. Then fasten off and weave in ends.
4. Then move back over to the left side, and repeat step 2.
5. As you keep repeating steps 1 and 2 all the way up the pieces, you’ll be creating little v’s.
6. Every 5 or so stitches pull the yarn to tighten the stitches and secure the two pieces together. Then fasten off and weave in ends.
4. Single crochet 1 through the corners in the same ones that you slip stitched through.
5. Single crochet 1 through both pieces in the next stitch along the edge.
6. Keep repeating step 5 until you have finished single crocheting along both edges. Then fasten off and weave in ends.
I hope this tutorial helps you feel more confident with seaming your crochet projects together! These crochet seaming techniques will help you be able to join different crochet pieces together without being afraid.
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