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!
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How to Join Crochet Piece Together Video Tutorial
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.
Method 1: Whip Stitch Crochet Seam
- Thread needle and turn crochet pieces wrong side up. Insert needle through the corner on the right side, and pull the thread through.
- Insert needle through the bottom corner on the left side, and pull through.
- Move needle back to the right side, and insert it horizontally through a stitch on the right side through to one on the left.
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.
Method 2: Mattress Stitch Crochet Seam (or Invisible Join)
- Thread needle and turn crochet pieces right sides out. Insert needle up through the bottom right corner and back up vertically through the next stitch on the right side.
- Move needle over to the left side, and go up through the left corner and back up vertically through the next stitch on the left side.
- Go back over to right side and repeat step 1.
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.
Method 3: Single Crochet Seam
- Take your crochet hook and yarn you’ll be using for seaming the two pieces together. With right sides together, insert hook through the bottom two corners of both pieces.
- Slip stitch yarn through the corners to pull up a loop.
- Once you’ve done that, ch 1.
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.
Method 4: Slip Stitch Crochet Seam
- With right sides of the crochet pieces together, insert hook through bottom corners, and slip stitch through both corners.
- Insert hook into the next stitch through both pieces, and slip stitch through them.
- Keep repeating step 2 till you’ve gone all the way along the edges of both pieces. 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.