No-Hook-Out Continuous JOIN Afghans by Margaret MacInnis

No-Hook-Out Continuous JOIN Afghans

Crochet
February 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
300 - 0 yards (274 - 0 m)
Any size, any block size
US
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This pattern is available for free.

Tutorial is on my blog as linked. The pdf was available and then I lost it as my computer was hacked. It will be made available in the coming weeks as I re-construct it.

Positively my personal favourite method of joining, seriously quick and easy to learn.

Photos are extensive and clear and written instruction that accompanies them allows you to succeed in joining all your stray blocks into afghans and blankets without weaving 100 ends. Average sized afghan (12-20 blocks of 9-12” each) uses about 2-300 g or 7-11 oz of yarn for joining.

Materials: You need about 100 g (170 yds) of heavy worsted or aran-weight yarn for every 8-10 blocks of 12” each for joining; more for equalizing if you haven’t done that yet. If you are working with DK weight yarn, you will need less. I used exactly 200 g–7 oz for the cranberry join above in the photo; in fact, I had about 2 yds left, so 338 yds. Vanna’s Choice cranberry. My Canada Goose border is in Vanna’s Choice silver blue.

Hook: I like a US H or 5.0 mm for joining, one size smaller than I make most of my blocks in. DK users work accordingly.

Tapestry needle and Stitch markers: if you like to mark corners as you work

Time: 8-10 hours for 20-12” blocks