Finishing Off Crochet Round with Seamless JoinBy Rachel Choi – 3 Comments
If you’re familiar with crocheting in the round, you know there are times when you have to join, especially when you’re ending your work. Joins are traditionally done using slip stitches, which can create a seam and look unsightly. Crocheting seamlessly in the round is a great technique to avoid seams in the body of your work, but often times a slip stitch join is still required at the very end to finish off.
Do you wish there was a smoother, more invisible way to join your work at the very end? I found this wonderful technique from Briana K, which you can use to join the last round in your work to give a nice, clean, finished edge. Instead of the traditional slip stitch, the yarn is cut and weaved into the stitches with a yarn needle.
Once you are done your last stitch, cut your yarn and pull it though. Then thread the yarn onto a yarn needle and weave it under the front and back loops of the first stitch on the round working from front to back. Then weave the yarn into the back loop only of the last stitch on the round. This will join the round together, without a visible seam!
See Briana K’s youtube video below, which demonstrates the technique:
What do you think of this technique? Did you try it?