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Sewing Two Panels of an Afghan Together

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I made some panels for an afghan using leftover yarn and now would like to sew them together. I haven't done this before and when I go online for some direction, the choices are overwhelming. Can I simply use a single stitch to "sew" them together or should I use yarn and sew them? Any direction or suggestions would be so appreciated.

Also, does anyone know of some good blogs or message boards for crochet? There are so many, it is hard to know where to start and it takes so much time to go through all the choices. I would much prefer recommendations. Thank you dearly!

By MLS from Terrebonne, OR

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By Joan 13 1,479 12/27/2011 Flag

The ones that I have seen look like the panels are whip stitched together, using yarn.

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By Cricket 205 896 12/28/2011 Flag

Yes, whip stitching is the easiest and most common method of sewing the panels together. What I do is to place the two panels side by side on a table. Then I whip stitch up the seam. I make sure the stitches are even in tension, firm but not tight, smooth but not loose. Every 5-8 stitches I make an extra stitch in the same space. This prevents unraveling in case one of the stitches gets cut or broken. Then you only have a couple of inches to re-stitch instead of the entire seam.

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By Cricket 205 896 12/28/2011 Flag

Yes, whip stitching is the easiest and most common method of sewing the panels together. What I do is to place the two panels side by side on a table. Then I whip stitch up the seam. I make sure the stitches are even in tension, firm but not tight, smooth but not loose. Every 5-8 stitches I make an extra stitch in the same space. This prevents unraveling in case one of the stitches gets cut or broken. Then you only have a couple of inches to re-stitch instead of the entire seam.

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By Sandi/Poor But Proud 458 2,115 12/28/2011 Flag

Cricketnc is right. But, if you would rather, you can also crochet them together. I use a slip stitch so it doesn't make a ridge. Simply put them together as you would regularly crochet something. I leave a 12" tail when I begin. Then, when I have tails to work in, I can use a larger needle to weave them back and forth, right and left.

You can use a single crochet, but there will be a larger ridge than a slip stitch would leave. Good luck!.

As for the blogs, I like these two. I hope this helps.
http://crochet.about.com/od/blogsaboutcrochet/tp/Crochet-Blogs.htm
http://yarnchick.blogspot.com/
and this ranks the best ones you can check out a lot this way.
http://shareranks.com/4240,Best-Crochet-Blogs

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By mindy 109 38 12/29/2011 Flag

Thank you for all your help! As I said, the internet is great but it's overwhelmingly and I prefer "personal" advice.

And I will check out those boards - thanks again! This is my all time favorite site : )

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