PLT (Pull Loop Through) Joining Method Tutorial

PLT (Pull Loop Through) Joining Method Tutorial by EyeLoveKnots for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

This pattern was designed by Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots, exclusively for The Stitchin’ Mommy.

In my last post, I shared the 3” Solid Granny Square with you – perfect for working pixel projects! I sat long and hard and messed around with different joining techniques before I settled on this PLT – Pull Loop Through – Method and I am so happy with it!

I have several projects in mind now using these pixel squares and this PLT Method, but if you have any requests, feel free to drop me a line! And stay tuned to see what project inspired this post! Free pattern for it coming soon 🙂 – Alexandra

PLT (Pull Loop Through) Joining Method

Materials:
  • Small Amount of Worsted Weight Yarn – I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Light Taupe and Ivory
  • J10/6mm Hook
  • Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Abbreviations:

DC – Double Crochet

Gauge:

Gauge for this project isn’t essential, as long as your squares are consistent in size. Keep in mind, smaller or larger squares will produce smaller or larger projects.

Finished Size:

5.5” Square

Notes:

  • This tutorial will show how to work one and two sided joins using the PLT Method with a finished square that measures 5.5”. This square took me about 32 minutes to complete – 5 minutes for the first square, just over 5 minutes to work one join, and about 6 minutes to work two joins. Keep time in mind when choosing projects – with granny square projects there is always lots of time involved.
  • The beginning chain 5 counts as a double crochet plus a chain 3, and the beginning chain 2 counts as the first double crochet.
  • Join to the second chain of the beginning chain, not the first stitch.

Instructions:

Square 1 – A Regular 3” Solid Granny Square:

Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 5, work (3 DC, chain 3) into the ring 3x, 2 DC into the ring and Join. (12 DC)

R2: Chain 2. Work (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the chain space, [DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space] 3x, DC into the next 2 DCs and Join. (28 DC)

Fasten Off, and Sew in Ends.

Square 2 / 3 – In this case, we are working a four piece square so you will have two joins in the same manner on two sides of the 1st Square worked:
PLT (Pull Loop Through) Joining Method Tutorial by EyeLoveKnots for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com
PLT (Pull Loop Through) Joining Method Tutorial by EyeLoveKnots for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

PLT (Pull Loop Through) Joining Method Tutorial by EyeLoveKnots for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com
Here is what your initial join will look like.

Square 4 – Two Joins:

PLT (Pull Loop Through) Joining Method Tutorial by EyeLoveKnots for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

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Please feel free to make and sell your own projects worked using the PLT (Pull Loop Through) Tutorial, but please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own nor should you sell my tutorial, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my tutorial anywhere, link to it instead. DO NOT publish photos of my process, please.

 

Alexandra started her crafting adventure with needlepoint on plastic canvas nine years ago, making anything she could think of from masks for school plays to pictures frames and small trinkets. Two years ago she jumped head first into crocheting and jewelry making, and her blogging journey as EyeLoveKnots, named in honor of family members affected by Retinoblastoma, a cancer of the eye. You can find more information about Retinoblastoma at Eye Cancer MD. See more from Alexandra on her Facebook page, Ravelry, and Etsy shop.

 

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