HOW TO MAKE A YARN BOMB

Putting It All Together

One way to join pieces for a yarn bomb

Olek’s Nina Simone crochet mural at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina
Olek’s Nina Simone crochet mural at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina
Four two-foot by two-foot crochet panels for the Nina Simone crochet mural installation
Four two-foot by two-foot crochet panels for the Nina Simone crochet mural installation
Four two-foot by two-foot crochet panels

Where it all begins

Top to bottom

Preparing to join two crochet panels done in the style of Olek
Preparing to join two crochet panels done in the style of Olek
Two six-inch double crochet squares, right sides together, ready to be joined
Inserting a crochet hook to being the joining process for the two crochet panles
Inserting a crochet hook to being the joining process for the two crochet panles
With yarn on hook, insert through corresponding stitches
Completing the first single crochet chain 1 joining combination
Completing the first single crochet chain 1 joining combination
Complete sc, and chain one

What the chain-1 between the single crochet joins adds is the ability to more easily stretch the finished piece, making the overall project more flexible and resilient, and those are qualities that are useful not only in crochet, but in life.

Side to side

Four crochet panels done in the style of Olek in need of a vertical join
Four crochet panels done in the style of Olek in need of a vertical join
Two crochet columns, each made of two squares
Put the two strips of crochet panels with the right sides together
Put the two strips of crochet panels with the right sides together
Right sides together
Insert the crochet hook through the loops of the double crochet stitches
Insert the crochet hook through the loops of the double crochet stitches
Hook inserted through corresponding stitches and ready to join
The same panels joined with a row of the single crochet stitch, chain 1 combination
The same panels joined with a row of the single crochet stitch, chain 1 combination
A completed side to side join

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Crocheter on a mission to make the world a better place — one stitch at a time. Twitter: @crochetbug. Crochet blog: https://www.crochetbug.com

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