|This blanket was made with loops join. Every square has loops around it and was joined that way, including the border around it!|
PLEASE read through all the instructions BEFORE you start! You'll be glad you did!
Your last row will be loops and single crochet, so if your loops are going to be done in the same color as the last row you did, you can continue on to the loops. If your loops and single crochet row will be a different color than the last row you did, I would first do a single crochet row around of your loops color, then follow the loops directions. It will look neater.
|Start your loops row in any corner. Join with single crochet, chain 8, sc in same space, ch 8 again, sc in same space. Sc in next 3 stitches, ch 8, sc in same sp. Sc in next 3 stitches, ch 8, around. Every corner should have 2 loops.|
|Here is a corner showing the 2 loops.|
|This is your finished look.|
|I just did a quick crochet chain bow for this picture. :)|
*Border Loops Join *If you would like to do the loops join for a border around an afghan, or tote bag, etc., you need to make the loops closer. I do this;
ch 8, sc in same space, sc in next 2 stitches, ch 8, sc in same space, sc in next 2 stitches. you could even do a loop every other stitch, depending how loose you want them to look when looped together. Do a few loops and hook them together to see how they look.
If you are making a blanket with loops join, and want loops to join for the border around, be sure to lay out your squares first in the exact order they will go together. Take the whole outer row (for border) and put them aside. This is so you remember to do ONE side of these squares (or two sides if a corner square) with Border Loop Join loops!