One way to take your crochet work up to professional level? By learning How to Make Invisible Join in Crochet!
In typical crochet, when finishing your project, you will notice a bump where you placed your fastening off knot. Instead of trying to pull that knot down into the stitch when you weave in the end – or worse yet, letting it simply hang out for all the see – do the Invisible Join and even YOU won’t be able to tell where you ended. Woot!
The Invisible Join is particularly helpful when crocheting in the round. When working in the round you can either: join with a slip stitch at the end of each row or work in a spiral. Working in a spiral means that instead of slip stitching to the top of the first stitch of that row, you’ll instead place a stitch marker and keep on crocheting without joining. Spiral rounds are most often used in amigurumi (a.k.a. stuffed crochet).
Invisible Join in Crochet
*video tutorial below
1. Finish the last round as usual.
Do NOT join, instead pull the yarn right on through the last stitch.
Thread your yarn needle.
Insert the needle into both loops the first actual stitch of this round (not the chain).
Go back into the back loop only of last stitch of the round.
Tighten it just enough so that the join looks like a regular ol’ stitch. Weave in the end!
Doesn’t that look so much nicer than trying to conceal a knot?
Next time you find yourself working in the round (joining or spiral!) try the Invisible Join and see what you think! Want to try it right this second? Make a coaster real quick:
Coaster Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: Magic Circle, 10 dc in circle. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (10)
Row 2: Ch-2, 2dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (20)
Row 3: Ch-2 *dc in next st, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (30)
Row 4: Ch-2 *dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (40)
Fasten off using Invisible Join!
Video tutorial for Invisible Join:
More crochet tips and tutorials:
How to Crochet the Invisible Decrease for Amigurimi Crochet
What to Do When You Forget Which Crochet Hook Size You Used
How to Keep Straight Edges in Crochet
Understanding Crochet Gauge and How to Measure It
Russian Join Tutorial for Crochet and Knitting