How to Whipstitch Join
Up next in my crochet joining tutorials is the Whipstitch seam. This is another great join when you want a flat seam and it is a really easy seam to make. All you will need are the pieces you want to join, a length of yarn to join them with and a yarn or tapestry needle to make the join. If you would like to see a video on this technique, you can click here to go check it out.
So to get started, you want to put the right sides together of the two pieces you want to join. Be sure to line up your “V”s (stitches) to be able to stitch through them easier.
Now I begin on the right side of my two pieces (you can start on the left side if you prefer) and insert my needle through just the outside loops of my bottom most stitches. I will be working from bottom to top with this join.
I pull my yarn through the stitches and then bring my needle back across my pieces and insert it again from the right side of my project for the next set of stitches.
Then go through the outside loop of the second piece.
As you work, you can either tighten the yarn as you go or leave it slightly slack until the end of the seam.
You will repeat the steps of inserting your needle through both outside loops then coming back to the same side you started the join to make the next stitch. It is almost like stitching in a circle around your two pieces.
Once you finish the seam, if you haven’t already, take your tails and tighten the stitches down to get a tight, closed seam.
Once you tighten you are ready to open your seam and check out the handy work.
This seam is not as invisible as the mattress stitch join, but if worked in a matching color as the main piece it should be almost invisible.
The seam will be almost flat which makes this a nice seam for clothing where a raised seam may not be comfortable. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask them below. I will get back to you as quick as possible!