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  • Little Squares Scarf, (quick pattern).

  • Little Squares Scarf, (step-by-step pattern, with lots of step-by-step photos).

  • How to sew up crochet or knitting with an invisible stitch, step-by-step tutorial

  • Sisterhood Crochet Blanket pattern for square.

  • step-by-step pattern for Sisterhood Crochet Blanket square. Makes crocheting this pattern a doddle for beginners!

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Mary Grace McNamara

Wow! The colors on this scarf are fantastic! And I love that you used just the tiny middle of a granny for your blocks! Fabulous tutorial on sewing them together too...much better finished look than the typical whip stitch. Nice job!



Love your tutorials ... so helpful, and so pretty! thank you ;o)


Another fabulous tutorial extravaganza! I bet that there are already lots of colorful little squares being crocheted all over the world.

And...that Valentine's Day celebrating also looked pretty fabulous. A man who knows how to cook and to bake. WoW.

I also wanted to let you know I finally finished the pom pom trim for the slippers I made using your pattern. I am going to post a picture, and tell everyone where to find the easy to follow pattern ... over here at your place.

Cheers. xo


Thank you very much for this tutorial... and I love your beatiful scarf... :)

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love the blog and scarf and everything you do. you are an inspiration


Beautiful tutorial and very easy to follow, love the look of the is on my list of things to make! Thank you :-)


I wish I'd read this post before I started making up my 'circle in a square' blanket! What a gorgeous scarf as well! x


I love your scarf. I also love the invisible stitching! I also love your illustrations. Your blog is fabulous!

Alice Best

fantastic! thankyou for that tutorial! I'm so excited by this scarf I think I'm going to have to make one... but perhaps for next winter as I have about 10 WIPs for now!!!


Oh how cute is this pattern! It is a great way to use up all of those bits of yarn. I love patchwork. Another great thing about this is that you can take it in your purse and work on it just about anywhere. Thank you for sharing.

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(((((BRILLIANT)))) I'm learning sooo much. Thank you.

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hi :) i just started working up this pattern! but before i get too far i wanted to make sure i understood this correctly. when sewing up all the little squares at the end do you make a bunch of sections and stitch all those together? or is it somehow possible to use one single piece of string all the way up?


Great tutorial and lovely finished scarf. It so appeals to my inner child - I would have stared and marvelled for ages if you had been on my bus wearing it when I was 7. Thank you for sharing.


great photos! I've always done this type of seam for knitting, but never quite knew what to do with crochet and so it always looked sloppy. Can't wait to try this :-)

Asha Lewis

This site is great! I am a beginner to crochet, although I have been knitting since childhood. I was thinking about joining squares, say for a blanket, by crocheting them, perhaps with a contrasting colour. Is this usually done, or is it always sewn. What stich would be best for crocheting together? Thanks for your advice and your great site.


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I just love this scarf and it's so nifty how you joined the squares up. Thanx so much for explaining this.


Wow I love your scarf...maybe one day I will make one...very nice. I love the way you sew them together! Great idea!

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Thanks, I am making a granny-blanket for my baby and I did not know how to join the squares! I works perfect!

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This is so super helpful! And I adore your little squares scarf. It must have took some patients joining all those little square. I think this would be helpful to lots of readers at Tangled Happy. Linking up tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this fabulous tutorial!


I crocheted some blocks last year for a blanket for my granddaughter. I forgot how to stitch them together without all the extra yard showing. I will give this a try and hope I can finally put this project on the completed list. Thanks so much!


That is very cool! I love that scarf, too! I'm going to have to try the technique and that cute scarf!


This is much harder than you make it look. I gave up. I'm left with about 100 little colored squares.

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thank you for the tip and your scarf is stunning and so easy and moust try thank you for sharing... Hugs wendy


I've been looking for a perfectly invisible join for ages! Thank you for sharing :)


Hi Vannessa,

Thank you so much for this pattern and all the "how-to's" that go with it!!!!
My mom just passed away and I got all her yarn,..and then I came on your blog (some how) and found your pattern!!
So now i am really working on all the little squares and making the scarf in memory of her..

So,.. thank you so much for sharing your scarf !!!!


Nicole E Szabo

I have a question about the very last step. How do you secure the invisible stitch one all the squares are joined?



I was gifted a scarf knit using your pattern and joined using your amazing tutorial. I am in awe both of the one who gifted me the scarf and of you, with the idea and the detailed clever tutorial. I'm a knitter and spinner ... so my awe is informed.
Thank you for making this available and I love my scarf. It was knitted by ShoeboxSally and featured on her blog.


I love this scarf i just started one. For my little girl thanks for the inspiration

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Very detailed illustration which made it easy to understand. Thanking for sharing!

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Love your scarf pattern and the joining method. I'm thinking of using the pattern for making a preemie sized blanket.
I am making a few to donate.
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