It’s time to join our crochet gnomes! This tutorial will work with any corner-to-corner crochet project and the best part is that you DON’T need a border on each of your individual C2C pieces! This is a very simple and effective technique. If you have already made individual borders along each of your gnome panels, don’t worry, you have lots of joining options that I will list out at the bottom of this post.
The first thing I would do is lay out all of your gnome panels in the correct order and position you want them. Choose a yarn color that you want to join your C2C panels with. I am choosing white – simple and clean! You are going to want to join all the seams, first going vertically, then going horizontally down the line. I try to explain this better in my video below:
Holding two of the panels together, you will be making a Single Crochet stitch between the pixel blocks, then make a chain 2 and reach your hook over to the next space between pixel blocks and make another SC. Continue until you have joined all the C2C panels.
The backside has a cool stitched look to it as well!
Alternate joining methods if your C2C panel has a border on it:
Join using the Braided Join Single Crochet as seen in my Corner-to-Corner Celebration Blanket.
And last but not least, one of my absolute favorite blankets and join techniques (but also the most time consuming) is the Tapestry Needle Lace Join (similar to a mattress stitch) that I used on my Christmas Character C2C Blanket.
Get all the details on the 2022 Gnome Project RIGHT HERE!
It’s never too late to start this blanket.
Up next will be a tutorial on how to crochet a border for you gnome blanket!