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marina buys

thank you so much it is a great idee no problem at all understanding is just a beginner

The House of Jones

Oh my goodness Lucy, I am actually doing it!! Thank you, thank you :) My first ever join as you go!
Jones x

Jennifer R.

I am trying this for the first time. Thank you sooooo much. I can't believe how fast my blanket is coming together. I have soo many granny squares around in bags, but I had never joined them because I wasn't sure how. That won't happen again. Again, thank you. :-) Love you blog, by the way.

Meludy Beasley

You are so amazing!! I wish I could be that good at crochet! However, you do inspire me to try harder! Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful patterns with us!


Hi Lucy,
Many years ago I ran across the directions for putting the squares together as you do, and have put the Granny Squares together that way which I think is so much faster.
I've gotten acquainted with a lady making Granny Squares and wanting to learn how to put them together. I no longer have my directions, so was very happy to find your link. I'll be refering her to it.
Thanks so much and happy Crafting.


This is an awesome method! It sure beats whip stitching all those squares after they are all done! Thank you so much!


i really need it for i have made 23 squares but i was disappointed how to join them together so i made one and joined it to the square that i had before so i am working on a giant blanket . love u

Beth Florey

Hi, Lucy.

I'm Beth from Minnesota.

I love making granny squares, but do not like to sew them together, so I am interested in your method.

I have a question: on the 3 triple crochets between chain stitches, are those also attached to the next square, or are the squares only attached at the chain stitches between the groupings?

Thank you very much.


Hi Lucy,
thank you very much, How well explained.You have achieved what my grandmother didn't. I'm able to crochet.

Mie Christensen



Started using the join-as-you-go on my most recent afghan. I am enjoying this method of joining squares; however, I need to experiment with my tension. I seem to be be joining it too tightly, so the squares are not laying completely flat. Did you experience this problem? or have any advice?

Thanks--I really enjoy your blog.


Fabulous tute thanks! I've been wanting to learn this technique for ages, it took me a little minute because I needed to picture it all in reverse - leftie. Got it, thank you Lucy. xx


Thanks for this excellent tutorial!


This is (as always) pure genius! Not sure how I missed it before, definitely will be trying it out :)

Roma Parry

Hi Many many thanks for all your hard work, I've been tempted to learn to crochet for years. All yours posts now have me on my way, and now I can join squares on the go!!! so that's a Ta Da moment for me


Hi, I love your tutorial. I love making granny squares and I wish I had known how to join as I go a lot sooner than now. It would have made other projects much quicker to complete! Thank you!

Roberta from Florida, USA


May I see what the flip side of yours looks like? I fear I am doing it wrong. Either that or I am being too hard on myself. :) A picture of the back, please?


I have a question if you don't mind, I have never done a granny square blanket and am attempting my first one. I was told that I need to "block" my squares, but not sure how I would do that with a join as you go blanket. Do you block yours squares?


ThAnKyOu! This is going to be so useful to me!

Selah Gay

Hi Lucy! LOVE the tutorial... I'm a novice crochet-er and was taught to do granny squares by my grandmother as a little girl. I'm soooo excited about this project! Could you please tell me what size hook you are using in this tutorial?
Thank you in advance!


I've taught myself to crochet off the internet for just over a year and have found your lovely colourful site so inspiring. I'm currently making a summer square blanket for my 7 year old daughter using your pattern and join-as-you go technique. Your instructions are so clear and it's so much better not having a big pile of squares to join at the end.

Thank you so much.



can you possibly give me your insrtuctions for the beginning 2 rounds of your square? i make mine different and want to try yours. thank you. and i love the Join As You Go!!!

Thank you.



Hi Lucy! Love your instructions with pictures! Thanks for the inspiration and the assistance!


Kay Hartt

The yarns that you use are just stunning! The colors are so alive and inviting to just burrow your face in. What kinds do you use? I live in North Carolina and would love to borrow some of your brilliant ideas.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Kay Hartt


Hi, thank you very mucho for this tutorial it's easier like this.


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