Crochet Tutorial: Needle Join (aka Invisible Join)

===> Watch slide show.

The above photo tutorial on the Needle Join (NJ), also known as the invisible join, has no sound.


Tunisian Pinwheel Half Square

This half square pattern is now available as a companion to the Tunisian Pinwheel Square pattern. You may obtain the half-square pattern free, when you purchase the full square pattern.  Buy full square pattern now.

This project employs the Tunisian simple stitch. However, a Tunisian crochet hook is not necessary, as the half-square is small enough that a regular crochet hook can be used. It is perfect for joining to the Tunisian Pinwheel Squares, on point, to make a larger project, such as a blanket, shawl, or bag. This is a good project for yarn scraps, as each of the 4 triangles can be made in a different color.

Also, if you want to make just the basic square, with the 8 triangles only, and no border, you can find the free pattern at the link below. ===> 2018 Free Version Tunisian Pinwheel Square

And, here is a link to the free video tutorials for that portion of the full square pattern.===> View the playlist of 6 video tutorials

Free Crochet Pattern: 2018 Condensed Tunisian Pinwheel Square

I have recently expanded and updated the Tunisian Pinwheel Square pattern that I originally published in August 2016. The expanded version contains an optional moss-stitch border, as shown in these photos. Buy expanded pattern now.

To celebrate the expanded version, I have decided to make a free, condensed version of the pattern available, as well. With the condensed version, you will still receive the “meat” of the pattern, showing in great detail how to make the basic Tunisian Pinwheel Square that can be used for potholders, dishcloths, etc. There are written instructions, diagrams, tables, and links to video tutorials.


There are ten pages of material in the free, condensed version, making it too large to put into a blog post. So, you will need to download the .pdf here:

===> 2018 Free Version Tunisian Pinwheel Square

Here is a link to my YouTube channel, where you can view the playlist with 6 videos that demonstrate everything in the free written version.

===> View the playlist of 6 video tutorials

I have spent many hours to improve and enhance this pattern for you. I have had it tested several times and I have paid a professional technical editor to find any errors.

I would be very grateful if you would leave a comment below. I would be even more grateful if you would create a Ravelry project page with photos of your creation and link it to my pattern. I would be super impressed and truly humbled if you would give me a shout-out on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Yours truly!



Brisk Elegance Photos

These photos accompany the full written pattern, which is available in my Ravelry and Etsy stores.

The first slide show demonstrates the procedure through the Optional Overlay Round 1 and then the full hexagon through the last round.

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This second slide show demonstrates the procedure for the Optional Overlay Round 2.

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