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Slip Stitch Crochet Seam Tutorial

May 27, 2012

There are many ways to seam a blanket…
This tutorial explains the slip stitch crochet seam, which I used to sew up the the Dogwood and POP blankets.


Note: I have used a contrast-colour yarn in this tutorial for clarity – in the projects, I use the same yarn as the rest of the blanket.

To work a slip stitch crochet seam, place the pieces of work together.  I have placed them wrong sides together and will work the seam from the right side of the work to create an exposed selvedge on the right side of the work.

Insert the hook through both pieces, from front to back.  Yarn is held at the back. Use crochet hook to draw a loop up to the front of the work. *Insert the hook through both pieces again, and draw a new loop through the work and also through the loop already on the hook.  Repeat from * until you reach the end of the seam.

Here is the process in photos:

Did you try this tutorial you still don’t get it?  There is also a diagram of this technique on Knitting Daily [click here].

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Patterns that use a slip stitch crochet seam:

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Mercy Wright permalink
    March 20, 2017 3:07 am

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

  2. Jacqui permalink
    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

  3. CindyB permalink
    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!

  4. Debbie permalink
    April 17, 2015 8:41 pm

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

    • 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.

  5. Denise Whittle permalink
    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.

  6. Jill permalink
    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

  7. helen h permalink
    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!)

  8. Helen Hare permalink
    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!!)

    • June 1, 2013 11:07 am

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

  9. Keshia permalink
    March 30, 2013 9:15 pm

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

    • 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.


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