Joining Techniques for Crochet

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Joining Techniques for Crochet

Crochet Joining Techniques @OombawkaDesign

There are a number of different ways to join your crochet fabric together.

I have prepared photo tutorials for the following:

  • slip stitch seam
  • invisible seam stitch
  • single crochet seam
  • whip stitch seam

In these photo tutorials I have also included alternate ways to make these seams. Depending on which loop(s) of the crochet fabric you use you will get a different finished look.

I have included links to other resources (i.e. video tutorials) showing other ways you can make the same seam stitches – because just like many techniques in crochet there are alternate methods you can use to reach the same end result!

I hope you find these tutorials helpful!

Click the link(s) below to visit the tutorial of your choice:

Slip Stitch Seam

Invisible Seam Stitch

Single Crochet Stitch Seam

Whip Stitch Seam




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  1. Hi Diana, To be completely honest I have not yet tried to make garments – this is on my ‘to do’ list to learn in the next little while. For some items you can substitute lower weight yarns and smaller hooks to change the shape and size slightly – but since garments are based on specific sizes I do not recommend trying this as it will also change the look and feel of the fabric (the movement of the fabric) and there is no guarantee it will become the correct size just be changing the yarn and hook you use. I believe in this situation you would need to totally redesign the item for the correct size – changing the stitches and yarn and hook and working to the specific measurements of the model. I’m sure this is not the answer you wanted – there really is no easy fix to change from an adult to a barbie size or vice versa without making the fabric and design drastically different. All the best, Rhondda

  2. Hi. I have a question. If I found a barbie doll pattern that I love and would like to make it for an adult like a dress or top, how would I change the stitches and pattern to fit? And also the other way around- change and adult pattern to fit a barbie doll.?

  3. Thank you for this very helpful post on joining techniques.