Thursday, April 23, 2015

Zig Zag Connection


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The Zig Zag connection stitch is a fun way to crochet pieces together. It looks patchwork, like the pieces were sewn together and it's a relatively easy stitch to master.



First, line up your two pieces right side up and start in the corner. For this stitch, it works best to sew your pieces together in rows vertical and then horizontal. In the corner slip stitch and then chain 2


Take your hook out and insert it in the opposite square, grab your loop and pull it through the opposite square. Chain 2


Take your hook out and insert it in the opposite square one stitch down, grab your loop and pull it through the opposite stitch. Chain 2


Take your hook out and insert it in the opposite square two stitches down from the last, grab your loop and pull it through the stitch. Chain 2


Continue across until you get to the next corner.


To make the jump to the next corner, chain 3 and continue on through the next piece.


Ok, let me show you how you add the opposite row:


Same as before, slip stitch in the first corner, chain 2, continue the Zig Zag stitch until you get to the intersection. Chain 3 and continue on in the opposite corner. By adding the Ch 3 stitches in both directions you form a nice X in each intersection.


Continue across to the end.


And there you have it! Pretty nice right? This is the stitch I used to connect my Swirling Bliss Crochet Blanket.

Try it out and let me know what you think and definitely share the pictures!



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