This method is very similar to the flat braid join, except you do not drop lp from hook and pick it up again. This is faster and easier but does not give the twisted look of the flat braid join. Still, pretty and very useful. I’ve used this method way more than the flat braid join over the years, but now I find myself using the flat braid join more for the little extra beauty it gives, especially on special projects.
This video tutorial is from Moogly.
The Tight Braid Joining method I use to join squares is very similar to the Flat Braid Joining method, but tighter and closer – not as lacy!