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How to make an alternating double crochet join

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In this video we teach you how to work an alternating double crochet join to seam together two separate crochet sections. This technique creates an open and decorative join.

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This how-to will show you how to make an alternating double crochet join, which seams together two separate crochet sections. In this how-to, we have used a 5mm crochet hook and the yarn is Shiny Happy Cotton in Cameo Rose. Lets get started!

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To begin, place your two pieces together with the wrong sides facing each other.

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Attach your yarn to the corner chain space of the square on the bottom and then chain 3 stitches.

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Work 3 double crochet stitches into the corner chain space on the top square.

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Work 3 double crochet stitches into the next chain space on the bottom square.

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Work 3 double crochet stitches into the next chain space on the top square.

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Repeat these steps until you have 1 chain space remaining, work 1 double crochet stitch into this space.

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Now that your join is complete you can cut your yarn and pull on the loop on your hoop until the end pops through. And you're done!

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