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Emily Wessel

Hi! I’m Emily Wessel, I design fun-to-knit patterns and helpful technique tutorials. I live in Edinburgh, Scotland with my husband and two kids, where I like to run, knit, learn languages, and hang out with friends. I am co-founder and designer at Tin Can Knits -


  1. FO: Barn Raising Quilt – aquatique
    September 2, 2019 @ 5:11 am

    […] Slip Stitch Crochet Seam (video) with a 2.5mm/C hook to seam the squares together and the […]

  2. Mercy Wright
    March 20, 2017 @ 3:07 am

    Somewhat helpful … Still looking for a different way to put together crocheted squares –

  3. Jacqui
    August 13, 2016 @ 4:51 pm

    That’s fa illusion! So good to see these photos before I put my squares together! Thanks so much

  4. CindyB
    January 24, 2016 @ 8:19 pm

    I’m having a hard time joining the strips together when you get to the seam do you do a slip stitch on either side or right in the middle? I’ve tried it both ways not sure I like the way it looks. Hoping this blocks out!

    • alexaludeman
      January 25, 2016 @ 12:50 pm

      I prefer it right in the middle, but whichever way you prefer!

  5. Debbie
    April 17, 2015 @ 8:41 pm

    When you get to the last stitch on the crochet seaming, how do you end?

    • Emily Wessel
      April 23, 2015 @ 7:46 am

      I simply break the yarn, thread the tail through the final live stitch, pull tight, then weave the end in on the wrong side of the work.

  6. Denise Whittle
    February 20, 2015 @ 3:36 pm

    Great blanket! Love your tutorials too, how ell they are done and ease of access.
    Can hardly wait to start one of these in the near future.

  7. Jill
    January 10, 2015 @ 8:34 am

    Hi, I’m getting ready to “stitch” my squares together and I’m a bit confused about how to stop? Should I stitch several together continuously and make strips? Or just two at a time? Not sure how to proceed. Thanks, JIll

    • alexaludeman
      January 12, 2015 @ 6:27 pm

      I usually make strips, then seam the strips together

  8. helen h
    June 18, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    This did the trick and I was really pleased with the finished result- despite it being a totally new-to-me technique the seams looked really even and consistent and ‘finished’. dogwood has been safely delivered now…wondering what comes next! (a red lush would be lush!)

  9. POP!! blanket tutorial | Tin Can Knits
    June 4, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    […] To sew the squares together, I used a slip stitch crochet seam.  Don’t know how?  Check out the full tutorial [HERE]. […]

  10. Helen Hare
    June 1, 2013 @ 6:29 am

    As someone who owns no crochet hooks so will be borrowing to finish her dogwood: what would you recommend size-wise? Same size as I knitted the blanket on (5.5mm) or is that not how crochet hooks work?

    (Rather pleased with the progress that sees me go from commenting on tutorial for starting blankets to tutorial for finishing blankets!!)

    • Emily Wessel
      June 1, 2013 @ 11:07 am

      Hi Helen – a 5.5mm crochet hook would work fine! Great to hear you are finishing up! ~ Emily

  11. Keshia
    March 30, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

    Do you insert the hook through both loops on the bind off or just one?

    • Emily Wessel
      March 31, 2013 @ 2:53 am

      You can try working it either way, but when I do it, I insert my hook under both loops of the bind off on both of the 2 pieces to be joined.