If you would like to know how to make an invisible join in crochet when working in the round, I have an easy photo tutorial for you to follow!
A NEATER ALTERNATIVE TO THE TRADITIONAL FASTEN OFF METHOD
When you are on the last round of your crochet project, the final instruction of the pattern will typically tell you to slip stitch into the first stitch of the round to join your work. You will then be asked to cut your yarn and fasten off before weaving in your ends.
You’ve probably found that this traditional method, whilst absolutely acceptable, leaves a little ‘bump’ where you have fastened off, making it very noticeable where the round has ended.
Step in, the invisible join!
The invisible join is a quick and simple technique to eliminate that unsightly little bump that is created by the usual joining method at the end of your work.
Using this technique will make it impossible to tell where you ended the row… it really is invisible!
Let’s have a look at how easy it is to do…
INSTRUCTIONS: HOW TO MAKE AN INVISIBLE JOIN IN CROCHET
When you have worked the last stitch, do not slip stitch in to the first stitch to join the round.
Instead, cut your yarn, leaving a 5-6 inch tail, and pull this tail through the loop on your hook:
Thread the yarn tail through your tapestry needle:
Skip the first stitch of the round, insert your needle under both loops of the next stitch and pull the yarn through:
In the image below, I’ve pulled the yarn through both loops:
You will now turn your attention back to the last stitch of the round. Take your needle and insert it through the back loop only of this stitch:
In the photo below, I’ve inserted my needle through the back loop only of the last stitch of the round:
You have just completed an invisible join:
As you can see it looks just like a regular stitch!
You can pull on the yarn tail gently to tighten the stitch slightly.
I hope that you found this tutorial helpful 😊
CROCHET PATTERNS IN THE ROUND
If you would like to practise working in the round, I have some free patterns on the blog: