Tunisian Crochet Sewn Seam

Way back when, I finished up my first Wedgie Blanket sample by joining the first and last wedges together with crochet slip stitch. There was absolutely nothing wrong with that choice: The slip-stitch join is a classic seaming method, and is easy to do — a real plus in my book, lazy thing that I am.

However, the join formed a bulky ridge on the back of the blanket, and wasn’t exactly invisible on the front, either. So I “unvented” a sewn seam method. (I’m sure that others have done this before, but I felt so clever coming up with it all on my own!)

I’ve since used the sewn seam on my Bob and Weave Scarf, and included a photo tutorial in those pattern instructions. It occurred to me that it’d be good to have that tutorial publicly available. Here goes!

Tunisian Crochet Sewn Seam
Use this seam to join the foundation chain edge (“set-up row”) to the bound-off edge, whenever you want a virtually invisible join.

Hold set-up row and bound-off row together so that the foundation and bound-off rows of the fabric are up against each other. Use stitch marker to secure.

Hold set-up row and bound-off row together so that the foundation and bound-off rows of the fabric are up against each other. Use stitch marker to secure.

1. On set-up row, insert threaded needle from back to front between edge and vertical bar of decreased stitches and draw yarn through.

1. On set-up row, insert threaded needle from back to front between edge and vertical bar of decreased stitches and draw yarn through.

2. On bound-off row, insert needle from back to front beneath top between chain-look edge and vertical bar and draw yarn through.

2. On bound-off row, insert needle from back to front beneath top between chain-look edge and vertical bar and draw yarn through.

3. Still on bound-off row, insert needle from left to right through vertical bar beside chain-look edge and draw yarn through.

3. Still on bound-off row, insert needle from left to right through vertical bar beside chain-look edge and draw yarn through.

4. Returning to set-up row, insert needle from left to right through vertical bar of decreased stitches and draw yarn through.

4. Returning to set-up row, insert needle from left to right through vertical bar of decreased stitches and draw yarn through.

Continue seaming along the body of the fabric.

5. On bound-off row, insert needle from back to front beneath bound-off edge before next unworked vertical bar and draw yarn through.

5. On bound-off row, insert needle from back to front beneath bound-off edge before next unworked vertical bar and draw yarn through.

6. Still on bound-off row: Insert needle from left to right through next unworked vertical bar and draw yarn through.

6. Still on bound-off row: Insert needle from left to right through next unworked vertical bar and draw yarn through.

7. Returning to set-up row, Insert needle from left to right through next unworked vertical bar and draw yarn through.

7. Returning to set-up row, Insert needle from left to right through next unworked vertical bar and draw yarn through.

Repeat steps 5 – 7 until all vertical bars have been worked. You’re almost done!

1.On bound-off row, insert needle from back to front beneath bound-off edge before marked chain and draw yarn through. (I marked the edge stitch to make it more visible.)

8. On bound-off row, insert needle from back to front beneath bound-off edge before marked chain and draw yarn through. (I marked the edge stitch to make it more visible.)

2.Still on bound-off row, insert needle from back to front through marked edge stitch and draw yarn through.

9. Still on bound-off row, insert needle from back to front through marked edge stitch and draw yarn through.

3.Mark stitch just made. (You can remove the other stitch marker now.)

10. Mark stitch just made. (You can remove the other stitch marker now.)

4.Returning to set-up row, insert needle from right to left through V of edge stitch and draw yarn through.

11. Returning to set-up row, insert needle from right to left through V of edge stitch and draw yarn through.

5.On bound-off row, insert needle from top to bottom through marked stitch and draw yarn through.

12. On bound-off row, insert needle from top to bottom through marked stitch and draw yarn through.

Draw yarn through to wrong side of fabric and weave in end to secure.

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