Every once in a while, you’ll come across instructions that tell you to ‘flatten piece, and attach’. But, what does that mean? Today (since it’s another Tip Tuesday!), I’ll show you step-by-step.
Let’s assume we’ve followed the crochet instructions, and we have a piece (that’s been worked in the round), and we’ve fastened off. The piece will look something like this one (I’m using a whale flipper from a new design… talk about works in progress!):
Now, we need to do the ‘attach piece’ part. To attach a flattened piece, the key is that you want to go through both layers of your flattened piece. So, you’ll put your tapestry needle through one stitch on the background work (just like you usually attach), and then put the needle through both sides of the flattened piece, as shown below:
Come back next Tuesday, and I’ll share another crochet tip!