How to Sew a Fine Crochet Seam


Many crochet patterns are made in pieces that must be attached. We show four of the most popular techniques, although there are many more. Always choose the best technique for your project.


Whip Stitch Seam
Place the two pieces flat with edges touching and the wrong sides facing you. Sew through the edge loops on both pieces, as shown above. This seam is not visible on the right side and creates a small bump on the wrong side, so it is useful for many projects.


Slip Stitch Seam
Place the two pieces flat with edges touching and the wrong sides facing you. Using a crochet hook, work slip stitches through the edge loops on both pieces, as shown. This creates a thick, sturdy seam, ideal for blankets and other items that will see a lot of wear and tear.


Single Crochet Seam
Place the two pieces flat with edges touching and the wrong sides facing you. Work single crochet stitches through the edge loops on both pieces, as shown. This creates a decorative, sturdy seam--try working it on the right side to add an edging row around the pieces as they are attached.


Alternating Single Crochet Seam
Place the two pieces flat with edges touching and the wrong sides facing you. Work single crochet back and forth between the edge loops of both pieces, as shown. This creates a decorative seam that would also look good on the right side of your project.