Doing the Mattress Stitch

You know how it goes – you have just completed a gorgeous knitted or crocheted garment and now have to sew up all the pieces!  I am working on a crocheted jumper from a Lion Brand pattern at the moment for my daughter and will have to seam it very soon.  So I was excited to see that today’s Knitting Daily newsletter had a tutorial on that very subject!  Here and Here. The tutes are for knitted garments, but I found a couple of tutes for crochet.

From what I can gather, seaming blocks which are edged in single crochet is easier, because you simply pick up one bar of the ‘v’ stitch on the edge (the bar closest to the other piece you are joining).  Take a look at this tute to see what I mean – http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/joining_squares.htm#mattress.

The other method is for seaming unfinished pieces where you have all those bumpy turning chains at the end of each row – http://crochet911.com/crochet911.html

Happy Seaming!

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