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joining finished motifs

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Hi! I am an experienced crocheter, but I am at a loss as to how to join these motifs. I have many of these squares finished and want to join them into a table runner. I want a crocheted join. I have tried SC join an d Slip stitch join, but am not happy with the seam. I do not want to take away from the motifs, and I do not want to see a seam. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!!

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Welcome to the 'ville!

Thread motifs are rarely sewn together (I'm a threadie, I mostly make thread items).  Actually, I'm surprised if you used a thread motif pattern, it didn't tell you how to join them to make a bedspread or tablecloth or whatever.

When you make your next motif, you 'join as you go', if the project is x motifs you don't make x motifs and sew them up.  Take a look a youtube, there are a lot of ways to "JAYG", but for these I'd join at the red spots I've marked below.  The simplest way to do this is--the spots I've marked are all chain loops.  In the middle of a chain loop in the last round of the next motif you are currently making, "reach over" and slip stitch into the corresponding spot on a finished motif, complete the chain loop and come back to the motif you are finishing and proceed to the next chain loop, repeat.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to respond! 

I have started again with this motif, and am using the JAYG technique!  I do not have a pattern for the motif, but just improvised from a picture that I liked. Now if I could just think of a use for the dozens of finished motifs i already have!

Thanks again!

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All is not lost...you can, and must at times if you haven't found that out already, JAYG on 2 or 3 sides, not always just 1.  Attach an 'old' motif (or 2, or 3) each time you make a new one.  Might take a little planning...

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If you left long enough ends on your motifs ( and you havent worked them in) you could undo a side or two and rework a side or two JAYG.  You could also design another round to add to these and then JAYG doing that round.

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