Here’s a join as you go (jaygo) technique that I don’t usually use, but I like the braided look that results. I call it “Drop Join” because you drop the hook from the loop, insert the hook into the space on the adjoining motif, put the loop back on the hook and proceed as if nothing happened. You are not joining with a slip stitch this time. This technique is used in the Carnation Square Blanket in the Winter 2015 issue of Crochet! magazine.
What’s your favorite way to join motifs?