Zig Zag Slip Stitch Join

The zig-zag slip stitch join is a cute join with a slightly “Celtic” look. 

It is a flat join and can be easily and continuously worked, which makes bringing your squares together very quick and quite the enjoyable experience.

It is very important to make sure that the yarn ALWAYS stays at the back (wrong side) of the work. This is especially important when working on the perpendicular joins close to the crossings. 

Zig-Zag Slip Stitch Join Features

– This join is flat and equally  cute on both sides

– It has a slightly ‘Celtic’ look, making it ideal for the Wrapped in Jamie CAL Squares

– It is crocheted, therefore can be worked continuously

– Easy to make and works up quickly

How to Work the Zig-Zag Slip Stitch Join

If you already know how to work the slip stitch join, you will find that this is only a slight variation and one that is very easy to do. 

with a slip on on the hook, insert it in the corner of the first square (right side facing you) …

…yarn over and pull through (make a slip stitch)

insert hook in the corner of the second square …

…yarn over and pull through…

…continue to pull through the loop on the hook (make a slip stitch)

insert hook in the first stitch after the corner of the first square…

…yarn over, pull through all loops (make a slip stitch)

insert hook in the first stitch of the second square …

… yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook (make a slip stitch)

continue making slip stitches in the next stitch alternating squares

Zig-zag slip stitch join front

Zig-zag slip stitch join back

Right-handed Video Tutorial

Left-handed Video Tutorial

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