The tack join is a simple way of stitching motifs together if the crochet edging has already been worked without joining them. It can be used with any style of edging.
|Start by making as many motifs as you need for your finished project. Crochet a border around each flower.
For my sample I have used feather stitched flowers with the border from the Cottrell flower loom instructions.
|Take two of your flower motifs and hold them with the sides that you want to show facing each other.|
|Thread a sharp needle with the same yarn as you used to work the edgings on your motifs.|
|My motifs are joined at the picots so that’s where I’m going to sew them together.
Put the needle under a thread at the edge of both motifs.
|and pull through, leaving a tiny tail (about 1/8″ or 3mm).
Make another two or three stitches in the same spot, pulling quite tightly each time.
|Thread the needle under the stitches sideways and pull through. This will help stop the stitching from coming undone.|
|My two motifs joined together.|
|This technique allows you to join your motifs together in any order. There’s no need to make rows and then join them together with this technique.|
Copyright Sarah Bradberry, January 8th 2011. All rights reserved.