A Fun Crochet Flat Braid Join

​​​This is the top down rope join or braid join, my goto joining technique for motifs, granny squares and cowls.

I find the method quite relaxing as I work my way through completing a blanket and a speedy way to fiish up the join for a cowl.

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Abbreviations

UK Terms

​​slst     slip stitch

dc       double crochet

rep     repeat

US ​Terms

​slst     slip stitch

​sc       ​ single crochet

rep     repeat

​​You will need two pieces/edges to join together for this technique.  I often use in blanket motif joining or as in this video example to join both ends of a cowl.

Position the fabric pieces both with right sides facing up, placing one in front of the other on a flat surface. The front fabric should have the working end of the yarn, with the first stitch to join being worked into the back piece of fabric.​  I have referredd to each pair of stitches between front and back as two seperate rows, working the back stitch, then the front paired stitch.

​UK Terms ​

Row 1 (​back fabric): Slst from the top of the fabric downwards. 1 st

Row 2 (​front fabric): Dc in the next st. 1 st

​Repeat Rows 1&2 until you have secured the two pieces of fabric.

​Fasten off.

US Terms​

Row 1 (​back fabric): Slst from the top of the fabric downwards. 1 st

Row 2 (​front fabric): Sc in the next st. 1 st

​Repeat Rows 1&2 until you have secured the two pieces of fabric.

​Fasten off.

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