Tuesday * March 3rd 2015

Kaleidoscope blanket: small square and ZiG ZaG Joining

Well well well, it was such a pleasure reading all your sweet messages on my Kaleidoscope blanket! Thank you thank you ThAnK YoU :)

This is as promised, the ZIG ZaG Joining method…

Hope that my explanations will be as clear as possible for you to understand… I apologize for those of you who do not understand graphic patterns…this is my only way to explain crochet :( sorryyyyyyyyy :(

So, let’s have a try, shall we?

To begin this is the graphic pattern of the small square:

and then lets take a look to the ZiG ZaG joining graphic:

The red graphic is for the joining …You have every time to make a double crochet in your first square, 2 chain and another double crochet in the second square in EXACTLY THE SAME PLACE YOU DID THE FIRST ONE IN YOUR FIRST SQUARE !

Once this simple thing is clear all will become very easy to follow… Always always make a dc in the first square, 2 chain followed by another dc in the second square in exactly the same place…

I suggest for you, as a trial,  to begin joining 9 squares to make a small blanket of 3×3 squares as in this pic:

You have always to work as follow : Join all the squares of your blanket horizontally (A then B) and after you’ve made all your horizontal joining, you join all your squares vertically (C then D)

This method (joining horizontally everything then vertically) will make the joining very fast…I took some pics to make it clearer for you…

Pic 1: Arrange the colors of your squares as you want them to be in your blanket … I made here 3 rows of 10 squares each (because I have a total of 30 colors )

Pic2: Begin the horizontal joining of row1 with row 2 and then row2 with row3…etc

Pic3: Continue joining row by row horizontally…until all rows are joined horizontally like in Pic4 below

Pic4: After all the rows are joined together horizontally, begin the vertical joining (here in this pic above, one vertical joining is done)

Pic5: All the rows have been joined horizontally and vertically…time to begin the edging :) (which will be explained in my next post ;) )

Hope it was easy to understand…when you just read this post you’ll feel a little bit confused maybe, the best thing to do is to take a hook and some yarn, make 9 small squares and try joining them …

Thank you for visiting today!

Sending you lots of love through this post :)


54 Comments »Crocheted blankets, free patterns, kaleidoscope blanket

54 Responses to “Kaleidoscope blanket: small square and ZiG ZaG Joining”

  1. Happybee says:

    I’ve just discovered your blog and…I LOVE it!!!!!!

  2. hello, il love your blog, and your explain to do the zigzag is perfect for me, i understand it and it’s more easy for more to see your pictures, thanks of lot, best regards, nath

  3. Esther says:

    I love graphic explenations, thanx ;-)

  4. Katrin W. says:

    Thanks for showing how you do this. It looks easy and it really looks good.

  5. Jacquie says:

    Hi Angie, love your Kaleidoscope ……the joining is so pretty and I love the small solid colour squares too .
    It’s really gorgeous, no wonder your daughter loves it :0)
    Jacquie x

  6. Nanita says:

    Yaay, thank you for the chart, it looks very clear! Can’t wait to have a go at it! :-)

  7. Marta says:

    Thank you for the graphics!

  8. winkieflash says:

    I made a sweater the other day, crocheted, where I joined the sleaves on top in the exact same way and it looks so cool!
    This is the best ‘new’ way for joining grannies out there ;) Good job! And gorgeous blanket! <3


  9. Gail Wheatley says:

    I adore this, hopefully going to get a start on it today sometime.

  10. Sarah says:

    Well what can I say? Your work is fantastic! I love your graphic patterns and am beginning to be more confident with them. I have been sorting through my stash of yarn this morning and this afternoon I shall have a break and try out
    some little squares. Thank you soooo much.

  11. Elly D says:

    Thank you for this fabulous tutorial!! of your cute and beautiful blanket. Your graphics are very easy to follow. Thank you :)

  12. claire says:

    I realy, realy love your blanket!! Also the way you make them together is lovely. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day! x Claire

  13. Casey says:

    it looks so great and it’s nice to see that the joining is so easy, now I’ll most definitely try it!

  14. Barbina says:

    Thank you for your explanation! You did a wonderful job. I love your graphic pattern.
    Have a nice day! Barbina

  15. Jane says:

    Thank you so much for posting your instructions – I must have a go – I love the way it looks!
    jane x

  16. wendy says:

    Your explanation looks great to me, it makes perfect sense. Thanks so much for translating the graph for me.

  17. Gracias, Gracias, Thanks!!!!. You are very generous. Kisses.

  18. Fiff says:

    Hi there!
    I just love your graphic patterns. They are great!
    What program do you use to make them?

  19. Perfect, Sucrette! Thank you so much for the graphic and all the pictures. Seeing all the pictures makes it very clear in my mind. Thank you again.
    You do such beautiful work!
    Cyn; -)

  20. marcela says:

    Gracias amiga, mas que claras tus explicaciones, las voy a tener en cuenta para trabajos futuros.

  21. anny says:

    se ve hermoso y parece facil
    s por el tutorial
    besos anny

  22. ann Van gampelaere says:

    wonderful, I LOVE graphic patterns. It is so very well explained. Thank you for sharing.

  23. Gaba says:

    FELICITACIONES por el blog! hacés cosas maravillosas! Éxitos! y muchas gracias por compartir!
    Besos desde Argentina ♥

  24. Catherine Lopez says:

    Thanks so much for sharing so quickly too.

  25. Thank you so much for the graphic representation of your written explanation! Looking forward to seeing your post on the border, too! :D

  26. wendy says:

    thank you for the time you spend to write out the instructions and take photos , much appreciated.
    happy crafting.

  27. Tammy says:

    Hi Angie, your kaleidoscope blanket is bright and beautiful! I’ve never seen this joining method before. I kinda get it but like you said, would definitely have to give it a go to actually get it. :/ Love the way it ties everything together. Hope you have a great day. Tammy

  28. Heidi says:

    That is just so beautiful and I love the little one color grannies in it. I might have to try this but first want to share my poncho inspired by your pattern…


    Thank you so much for the pattern!

    Greetings from Holland ~

  29. Me encanta tu blog, muchas gracias por el tuto desde ahora soy tu seguidora beso desde Argentina♥

  30. Paula says:

    It’s beautiful, I love all the bright colours on this blanket.

  31. gaia says:

    Your kaleidoscope blanket is gorgeous! Thank you for the pattern, I love your graphic patterns, I find them quite easy to follow. So, please keep doing what you are doing

  32. Zita says:

    Many thanks for the details. You are so talented.

  33. Susan H. says:

    Angie, this is just so lovely. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with very detailed instructions so we can all make one ourselves.
    xo Susan

  34. brianna says:

    You are SOOOOOOO AWESOME! First, YAY for the finished blanket :) And then, THANK YOU for always sharing your accomplishments and the patterns so we can all learn to do them as well. It means so much to share the love of crochet with everyone. This blanket is amaze-balls!!!

  35. Hannah burnette says:

    Wow. Thank you so much. I love it. I am going to make this one for sure. My giant granny is taking shape nicely

  36. Sarah says:

    Thank you for giving all the details of this. I have this zig zag join in a book but in only covers it very briefly and there are no pictures. It’s nice to see how lovely it looks and have it fully explained. I think your blanket is very beautiful with all the gorgeous colours you have used. No wonder your little girl loves it so much! I am going to try join squares for my scarf using this method. xx

  37. Do you have a picture of what the back side of this join looks like? I love this join method, but was just wondering what the other side looks like.


  38. Your work is amazing!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  39. Amelitienne says:

    Hi! I began to do these little square, I love this blanket and it is perfect to do for me now because of the exames, I can do them day by day :D
    have a nice week !

  40. Jacqui says:

    I have just stumbled across your gorgeous blog and I’m so glad I did. Thankyou for sharing your zigzag joining, your blanket is super cute. Just wondering if the joining create much give in the blanket. I ask because I have a stack of scrap yarn that needs using up and I’m wanting to make a blanket with little squares like yours but larger, possibly double bed size! Ambitious I know but I don’t want the final blanket to end up all distorted from too much give/drooping. Wishing you a great 2012!

  41. Haydee Douglas says:

    Hi Angie i’m working on these flowers w/ a 4 ply yarn and the pattern at the end it’s tight. What yarn and hook did you use?

    They are coming out fantastic but the tightness at times is felt.

    Thank you

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  44. MChG says:

    Merci pour ces tutos si bien expliqués.
    Je partage sur mon FB avec votre lien.
    Bon dimanche

  45. aurora capasso says:

    felice di averti trovato………

  46. piacere di averti trovato……….

  47. piacere di averti trovato……una pagina favolosa……..

  48. Bonjour, je m’applles Megumi, suis japonaise.
    J’habite en France avec mon mari.
    Je suis arrivee a votre site en cherchant des tequeniques de joindre des motifs.
    Merci pour votre admirable “ZigZag joining”, et pour ces tutos si bien expliques. Grace a ca, je viens de finir mon petit plaid assemblant des motifs de fleurs et grany-square.

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