Today I am showing you how I will join the Nebula Squares I made. (Find the pattern here.)
I am using the Zipper Join method, which is my favourite join.
I like this join because it makes a feature of the join, but It can be a bit fiddly. If you prefer a seamless join, or something quicker, then maybe this is not the join for you.
I have used a contrasting colour to show the join, but it is not what I will be using on the final blanket.
The Zipper join works into the back loops of both squares, and this first picture shows the back loops.
Place hook through next two back loops, and pull a loop through all three loops on hook.
This is the same method as surface crochet, but with two pieces of fabric, rather than one.
Continue into each loop pair
If you have planned out your blanket layout, you can continue along the vertical axis, and then the horizontal, so joining can be done without cutting the yarn!