I, for one, have never used cream cheese, but now I know. Simple Way to Join Knitted Squares and Panels to Make Blankets and Other Reversible Projects Read More » #Reversible When we need to seam knitted panels or squares to make a blanket, a poncho, a cowl or any other reversible project, the basic mattress stitch is not a good option. That pink tint could lend just the right touch of color to some blankets. and put it in my QUE. What’s great here is that you can do a bunch of this during break at work. Instead of joining the outer loops of the squares, this flat slip-stitch method is working from the front of the squares and slip stitch the inner loops of the square. Thanks. Check the tension by pulling laterally on the seam from time to time. http://thereifixedit.failblog.org/. Happy April Fool’s Day to you too. Joining Blanket Squares. If you’ve left a tail of yarn at the cast-on edge, you can use it to get started. Hilarious! LURV it! To join knitted garter stitch squares or strips together, insert crochet hook into a stitch at edge of each strip, pass yarn over hook and draw it through the first two loops on hook, pass yarn over and draw it through the other two loops. This brought a smile for a day that looms difficult. You don’t want the staples to blast through the yarn, and you don’t want those heavy staples that affect the drape of the fabric. Seriously. This was a good one….read through the whole thing,knew it was funny…but totally forgot April’s Fools…..have one to add…the glue gun …..thank you for the LOL…on a SNOWY day in Boston! Oh my God, that was hysterical! Giada uses it all the time. Ann I love you guys!!! The duct tape clued me in that something hinky was going on. What you do: Let dry away from direct sunlight. Who said the Internets aren’t full of valuable information? The only thing that I hate is to join them >.< I know…it won’t be a blanket if I don’t join all the squares or other shapes. Will have to look into cream cheese though the next time my hem gives out while grocery shopping. You are brilliant! V. funny. If you'd like, pin the edges of the two knitted squares, right sides together. I can’t tell you how often we get this question. And this is the first knitting-related April Fools Day gag I’ve seen.. Ha ha…April Fool’s!!! Elizabeth. Knitting Tutorial. Mattress stitch makes a practically invisible and nicely flexible seam for joining pieces side to side. Do be tidy in your cuts–a wonky edge really shows up with this stuff. Well, missy, you may think you’re so funny, but now I’m going to stay awake all night wondering how you photoshopped the cream cheese in those shots because no one in their right mind would actually pipe cream cheese in the seams of such a beautiful knitted object (MUCH LESS CAUKING!!!!). April Fool yourself!!!!! Sew the squares together to make a blanket or other knitted fabric for other uses. Some of your readers may think that just because you posted this on April 1 – that this is a joke……as a Canadian, I KNOW that duct tape is good for EVERYTHING – up here we follow the example of Red Green who used duct tape for everything and it always worked. If you love sheep or know someone who has a fondness for this fuzzy animal, then this free crochet granny square pattern cannot be beat. Even my 16 y/o son who could care less about knitting thought this was funny. Sewing knitted squares together is a simple project that requires a blunt needle with an eye large enough to thread. In the same class as Ann’s adorable sultry Well, call me a pirate, but this stuff WORKS. You should always have two stitches on the right needle. How to join a crocheted granny squares in zigzag slip stitch method. WHIPS STITCH JOIN METHOD (sewing) Thank you for FINALLY giving duct tape its due. See more ideas about knitting stiches, knit stitch patterns, knitting instructions. Join these pretty crochet flower squares together to make a crochet blanket or even a cute crochet shawl. Can’t stop laughing. That must have been fun to wash out afterwards! Great job. I thought you’d moved over to my world with that stapler…who needs to knit when you can bind with ease? OMG! Happy fools day! This is done in much the same way as the three-needle cast off above and creates a similar seam-like effect. Should I just gnaw it off and start over? THANK YOU for such a wonderful belly ripping laugh on such a crappy slop-snowy day! Crochet Heart Squares Border: Attach ivory yarn into the top right corner stitch (right side facing) of a heart square. Knit two stitches onto the empty needle in your right hand. First the Bronte Sisters Power Dolls (my face still hurts from laughing) and now how to duct tape or cream cheese your squares together. also some fancy and lacy stitches to join squares together I love you. why NOT the flavored cream cheese ? The cream cheese in particular was genius. Because I am a cheesitarian at heart. Thanks for the laugh. It’s so much fun to see all the Mitered Crosses blanket squares cropping up on Ravelry. Ha! A granny square is a piece of square fabric that is produced in crochet by working from the center to outwards. Please Note: To join the squares using the zipper method, you will place the squares … Silly, gullible me – I was all like, “Oh yay, just in time for me!” Because I like joining squares as I go. . I read in one of Clif’s pirate books about how pirates used to make buttons out of old cheese, and I remember being a) mystified by this and b) grossed out. Snack and blanket all at one. Usually, (unless I use a modular knitting technique) I crochet around each square in a single colour and then hand sew them together. The blanket stitch is great for joining crocheted pieces that have longer stitches, such as triple crochet and taller. I’m still smirking to myself. Cream cheese! It gives a nice flat seam that blocks the squares nicely. Great April Fools. I hope it will be in your next brilliant knitting book as one of the tips! I found this pattern on Rav. If you want the SC to be visible from the right side, you should 1) use a crochet hook with the same size of the needles you use for knitting | 2) place two of your strips with their wrong sides facing each other | 3) join them by making SC between each garter ridge (make sure that your crochet hook goes through BOTH strips). There are so. Article by Amazing Knitting. ways. Spit and roll felt the doubled areas. Few! Thanks for the laugh. Joining blanket square Cast on three stitches on dpn. I’m gonna send this to all my knitting friends! (Except for that insulation job, I mean.) Loved the photos for show and tell. I like the textured effect the staples give. Great April Fools joke but I can’t believe you actually put staples and cream cheese on your precious knitting! Bobby pins (dug out of the junk drawer) could also work in some way – I know you will work on this. I laughed. Kay,you deserve a standing ovation on your idea for Japan!Glad the $$ are still rolling in!! There’s no end of art to this once you start playing around with pleats and herringbones and alternating colors. Tutorial Simple Joining Square Technique – it’s very easy and fun 😀 I love to make blankets, especially those with motifs and shapes. See more ideas about crochet techniques, crochet tutorial, crochet. Thanks for the giggle. Knitting a patchwork blanket with squares can be really fun. Square 2 will be attached to the left edge of square 1. I’ve used peanut butter for years, but ran out and needed to piece together a baby blanket. Slip last stitch to rh needle, pick up edge stick, pass slip stitch back to left needle, knit 2tog, knit middle stitch, rot for pop edge... Full Post: Joining Blanket Squares ~ Free, Knitting, Pattern Of course, I thought you might go with my favorite way of dealing with yarn ends: just letting them dangle. This step begins your mattress stitch pattern. Less air in there. the cream cheese! 😀, Yuk to the cream cheese and all the others its horrible. The cream cheese is just too funny. But isn’t the cream cheese just a bit sticky? One of the most important things to learn with knitting is how to sew knit seams. THANK YOU!!! Mother Natures’ idea of April Fools Day…(she’s not funny). I woke up this morning to four inches of fresh, wet, heavy snow, and it hasn’t stopped falling yet. If you are working with crochet squares, hexagons, octagons or other geometrical motifs, you need to know a couple joining techniques. Fill up a plastic bag with cream cheese, moosh it up so that it’s nice and soft, clip a corner, and off you go. This year, the closest we came was my kids thinking that “get up and get dressed” was an April Fool’s day joke…. and of course there’s always super glue. I also at first thougth the staples were real, instead of pins for while you sew. Just want to testify that this entry is funny even to non-knitters. The whipstitch is a simple stitch that secures the squares together so they will not come apart even after washing the completed cloth. Take care you all! Made my husband laugh very hard. Thanks for the chuckle :o). I’ve got all my knitting done and the last bits of joining everthing up have been staring me in the face for days… Duct tape may be the perfect solution. Hope y’all had a good one…. Fold the yarn at the pinch. Constructing an item with squares does mean you will need to bind them together somehow in the end. BEST joke of the day! Work your way across until you have joined every square in the row. Form a slip knot and tie it to the end of the crochet hook. Don’t hate on the strawberry. I knew it would stick well; I just wasn’t sure how flexible it would be. You two are so wonderful. best april fools day blog post ever. Personal preference is really what it’s all about. Before you begin, block the squares to open up the stitching and straighten the edges. I don’t know just how far you’ll actually go for a laugh, but I sure hope whatever you did for those cream cheese pics didn’t actually involve *actual* cream cheese coming into contact with your *actual* knitting 😀 And I know that lots of you have been eagerly awaiting this list - the Moogly Afghan CAL for this year is winding down, and it's time to start thinking about how we're going to attach all of these blocks together to make one big blankie. i’ve considered paper clips for seaming. Funniest thing in a long time! Keep the needle that has your knitted square in your left hand. I have located 20 Unique Ways to Join Afghan Squares.Video tutorials are available for some of these joining methods and you can find them at the bottom of this post! Blanket stitching is an alternative to crocheted edging on a cardigan, shawl or knitted blanket. Forgive me,but I’m still rather bitter about the whole cookie thing.). 7 Ways to Join Granny Squares Whip Stitch Join. AMAZING. The blanket stitch makes an attractive finish for a knitted garment or afghan. You can make blankets, pillow covers, purses, or decoration pieces out of granny squares by stitching multiple granny squares together. Continuing across the top of the square, ch 1, *skip next 2 st, work 2dc in next st, ch 1. It was starting to look kind of dismal with bills and all to pay…..but that last tip pretty much put me over the edge hysterical! Pick the sts back up and knit them back down, careful with your tension, to make the color change be at the edge. At Your Desktop Knitting Help Knitting Blogs Knitting For Beginners Knitting Stitches Knitting Patterns Free Knit Patterns Knitting Projects Easy Knitting Knitting Ideas. You seam from the bottom edge up. The staple idea isn’t half bad – I was chuckling, but then you mentioned the quilt-like texture and I thought, hey! And this stuff is the real deal–my contractor left it in the basement after fixing our insulation, and I kind of like that whole reduce/recycle/reuse vibe coming off this. You seam from the bottom edge up. This stitch is also used in embroidery, most often on the edges of blankets, hence the name. Arrrrrr! Not so sure about the cream cheese though – think you might need to put it in the oven…….just a thought. In the same space as joining, [ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc, ch 2, 2dc] 1st corner made. I wonder if you can used whipped? Pick the sts back up and knit them back down, careful with your tension, to make the color change be at the edge. OMG! Thank you – been back a couple of times for the smile and just noticed what day it was posted – you gals are always up to something and don’t usually need a day to celebrate, but is nice when you do. This step is optional, but pins will help hold the squares in place as you're working. . Can’t stop laughing—happy April 1. Gosh, you had me for a bit…and if no one had said anything in the comments you would had me cramming down cream cheese in a container one day….but that’s a waste o’ expensive Cream Cheese in my mind. Via Knit Purl Hook. Most commonly referred to as the block stitch, but sometimes called the mosaic stitch or dot stitch, this square features little pops of color between rounds of the classic granny stitch. 20 Easy Crochet Squares You Can Use To Make Blankets. Ha Ha Ha–can’t stop laughing. Always a treat to visit. to join crochet squares and afghan blocks! Thanks for the chuckles. Have fun with it, I guess, is the golden rule with duct tape. Too funny! I love it! : ) I read your blog at work and all my co-workers think I’m crazy… LOTS of laughing today. Crochet Bobble Stitch Sheep Square. Fun E! Bring on the blankets. Move on to the second row, joining all the squares … I look forward to more “tips”. Then came to your site the next day and saw this! In the pictures above you can see that the slip stitches form a flat cable on the front of the blanket and a running stitch on the back. Tessa. You made me laugh harder than Franklin did, and that’s saying something. I wonder if you could join the pieces with string cheese. You will be surprised at how pliable the cream cheese is once it dries. Love the squares (already purchased pattern) and can’t wait to see it all “put” together 😉. Rowan model photo. happy April Fools. It reminds me of the “solutions” at the “There, I Fixed It” site. Happy April 1. Thank you! Artistry, that’s what it is. This was hysterical! Okay, you got me going with the stapler–I thought, can you really do that???? But I can’t BELIEVE you put cream cheese on your knitting, even as a joke. I used this method in my Sunburst Granny Square Blanket. How to Join Crochet Squares Using the “Zipper” Method. Funny. I am still worried, however, about how you accomplished this photo shoot. Snippets is the Saturday newsletter full of MDK news, specials, and first look at new offerings. Rubber cement is nice for garter stitch becuauz yu kinpush enz riges You'll use these stitches to cast off the rest of the square that's on the other needle. (Here’s an overview of cool duct tapes, especially Japanese ones.) And what about spit splicing squares together? Hilarious! And the fat keeps it all hanging together better. None of these is hard. And incidentally, SUCK IT, gauge swatches! — awwwwwwwwww…. The stitching provides a smooth edge. 92. A finished square is so nice, with half as many ends done! Knit to the end of the color, break yarn, leaving. 12 Ways to Join Granny Squares include simple slip stitch, flat lay and traditional method with a crochet hook or sewing with a yarn needle. Personally, I’m fond of the office supply solutions. I passed out there for a bit from the fumes, but I think you get the idea. I went with silver because it looks so cool. I’ve got several methods, so I’ll show you each one. The slip stitch join is a simple crocheted join. ... Block Stitch Square. A finished square is so nice, with half as many ends done! Mar 23, 2017 - Explore Michelle Gibson's board "knitted squares pattern", followed by 106 people on Pinterest. Finally…. ha ha ha! Whip stitch is a method that can be used for sewing granny squares together but you can also use it... Slip Stitch Join. You can try and make me feel bad about stapling my stuff together all you want, it won’t work! Oh my gosh! You should have been able to hear the giggling even from over here in England. BTW, the stapler is amazing for quilting – for those recipients who wouldn’t know the difference… Just sayin’ it’s a multicraftual device. 3-4 inch tail, pinch the yarn at the end of the last stitch, dump 5 or 6 sts off the needle, pull out the yarn (Noro is sticky, the sts just hang there, patiently waiting), keeping that pinch pinched. Personally, I prefer marscapone cheese. Dear Kay, But the cream cheese, any true Meador would not waste the likes of that. Needed laughter much! I’ve also found that pipecleaners can work in a pinch. The amount of give should be the same as between 2 stitches. Will this make it to the next book? Here’s probably the best way you can cut your finishing time down to pretty much zero point zero: Nice, thank you. Love, Make sure your tapestry needle is blunt to avoid piercing the yarn. Thanks! I thought the staples were an “innovative” way to hold the pieces together while you stitched them together. This isn’t exactly rocket science if you’re all literal about it and just slap tape down. I wanted to share a few ideas for joining the squares into a blanket. THANKS SO MUCH! 🙂 This even beat the Google Gmail Motion site today, though I laughed pretty hard at that, too. Single Crochet Join. I think you have cornered a new market in knitting advice. Loved MDKBTL, and the “rejected” samples – are we seeing a trend? P.S. I use a Swingline 500-capacity office stapler, mostly because a heavy-duty staple gun is too powerful. The most important thing is to keep a steady hand, and to make sure you’re getting cream cheese down into that first row of stitches. Happy April Fools, ladies. I’m feeling pleased with myself, as I started by sewing in the ends in the middle of each corner….but now I’ve switched to Russian join spit and rolling my ends. Noro felts pretty well – just get two adjacent edges nice & damp and then rub briskly together for an hour or so … I feel inspired! Happy Fool’s Day, Sissy! I was laughing all the way to the cream cheese, when I had to stop and wonder – is that really cream cheese on her gorgeous blanket?!?! Seeing cream cheese on those beautiful Noro squares is just so wrong it’s hilarious! If you’ve left a tail of yarn at the cast-on edge, you can use it to get started. 00:30. I think I will have a smile on my face all day today. How to Join Knitted Pieces with the Mattress Stitch, Go-To Stitches: Garter, Stockinette, and Seed Stitches, How to Pick Up a Dropped Stitch in the Row…, How to Join Knitted Pieces by Sewing with Backstitch. PS Kay’s ditto machine over at Ravelry is running overtime. It won’t be long before people start joining the squares together to make blankets, and O what a glorious day that shall be! It gives you a sense of accomplishment when each one is finished and allows for a lot of fun patterns. many. Dude, ur crayzee…. People ask me all the time about what techniques work best. I’ve seen some really good April Fool’s Day posts today, but this is the best! If you’re looking to get a copy of her fabby Mitered Crosses Blanket pattern for Japan, here you go and thank you! Thanks for the smile. You can’t use mattress stitch successfully, however, on pieces that don’t have the same number of rows or a difference of only 1 or 2 rows. (Or your cookie of choice. : I love your books! Advertisements. I would never have thought of cream cheese! What you do: It’s basically the same technique as bathtub caulking or cake decorating. Yes, funny! Hrm. Better yet, put your blanket together while watching Coling Firth and eating a box of Thin Mints. Esp. PSS One other technique I forgot to mention: sewing in ENDS. I think I will put my afghan together with the stapler method..looks good to me! After all, you've spent hours, days, weeks and maybe even months knitting up something wonderful and it can be ruined so easily if it isn't sewn up properly. 🙂. You had me believing up to the cream cheese. But if you’re counting calories, that’s just the compromise you have to make. Types of Knit Blankets How to Knit a Blanket with Squares. My only concern is whether any cream cheese was wasted in the production of this video. My poor face! I tried the cream cheese method, however its getting a bit crusty & yellowed like the bits left around the ring at the top of the tub. Spit and roll felt the doubled areas. I swear by Gorilla Glue to seam up a sweater. Inky, I do think that old-school Philadelphia Brand, brick form, makes the strongest bond. Why hasn’t anyone said this before??? Then, I remembered the date. Sign up for our weekly newsletter full of MDK fun, and you'll save 10% on your next order. LOL!!! Pick up the first two adjacent squares and seam them together using one of the methods described -- mattress stitch or invisible vertical seam. I am so NOT disappointed. Do these techniques also work for sweaters? You are a genius. Once you and your child have finished knitting blanket squares, it is time to start sewing or crocheting them together. You mean… it was all just a joke? I’ve got tape holding together more than one pant hem as we speak. Knitting Help Loom Knitting Knitting Stitches Knitting Patterns Free Knitting Kits Knitting Ideas Sewing Patterns Knitted Afghans Knitted Blankets More information ... People also love these ideas That is the best April 1 post I have seen anywhere! Kind of like quilting. Ha! Cream Cheese Does cream cheese frosting work as well as regular cream cheese? The secret here is that any old cream cheese will do, as long as it’s not flavored. Thanks for the great April Fools Day laugh! The best April Fools Day laugh ever! Such a nuanced touch to put the scotch tape in the shape of a cross. Hey, where do you stand on the cream cheese tub vs. brick vs. whipped controversy? 1 Lay out your pieces next to each other, right sides facing up, bottom edges toward you. 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