Joining Squares and Adding a Border to an Afghan or Blanket

In today’s post I will be sharing how to join afghan or blanket squares and adding a border to your afghan or blanket.

Below you will find some helpful Video Tutorials on how to join squares you used in making an Afghan or Blanket.  Also you will find a Video Tutorial I made using the Lollipop technique when I added my border.

The original post was from when I took part in the Patchwork Mystery CAL, but these techniques can be used in joining any squares or adding a border when making an afghan or blanket.

The technique I used in joining my squares was crocheting them together using the double crochet stitch.

I also have a helpful Video Tutorial on joining squares using the Running Stitch which you can watch below.


This is it, the end of the Patchwork Mystery CAL, well it’s ALMOST over!  In today’s post I will be sharing the Joining Squares and Adding a Border for the Patchwork Mystery CAL Afghan that I did.   Don’t worry because if you just joined us for the CAL or are behind, the schedule will stay up in the group and our patterns will remain FREE on our websites or blogs!  If you are just coming across our CAL, you can find our Facebook Group Patchwork Mystery CAL here!

Joining my Afghan Squares was a challenge, with SO many different techniques out there it was hard to choose from, but I find one perfect for mine!  I used a DC techniques to Join my afghan squares.  Below is a picture on my Join and a Video Tutorial to show you exactly what I did.

DC Join
DC Border around whole Afghan

Once I joined all of my Afghan Squares, I added a DC Border around the whole Afghan.  After I did this I searched and searched Pinterest until I found the perfect decorative border I was looking for.  I call it the “Lollipop” technique.  lol  The actual pattern came from My Crafts which can be found here.

I also made a Video Tutorial of my “Lollipop” Border and you can find it below which is from my YouTube Channel.

And here is my finished Patchwork Mystery CAL Afghan!  I hope you like it and are able to find the perfect Join and Border for your Patchwork Mystery CAL Afghan!  Be sure to finish your Afghan and enter it in our Contest for a chance to win prizes!  You can find more about the Contest inside our Facebook Group Patchwork Mystery CAL here!

Jo’s Crafty Hook’s Patchwork Mystery CAL Afghan

Thank you for joining us these past 12 weeks!  It has been an amazing journey for all of us.  Most are new Fiber Artists and being asked to participate in this awesome CAL has been a Fabulous Ride!  I can’t wait to watch these designers as they create more Fiber Art for all of us to enjoy!  (Myself Included) lol  I am VERY thankful I got to be a part of your lives as well!  Thank you!

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