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« on: November 28, 2011 07:17:32 AM »

This is one way to make an invisible join when you finish a round of crocheting.  Usually the instructions tell you to join with a slip stitch, but that leaves a very different looking area that may not be desirable when working the final round of a border on your project.

One thing to note before going in: this join makes it look like there is an extra stitch (and so, in that way, it's not actually invisible).  This won't matter at all if it's the final round of your project.  If you're doing this on a round that isn't the last one, just keep in mind that this creates an extra V you might accidentally work into.

You need: a darning/tapestry/sewing needle (the same kind you'd use to weave in your ends)

Here is a one-round granny square that I have added a sc border to.  I've done all of my sc stitches and am ready to join:

Start by cutting the yarn and pulling the loop out:

Thread this end onto a needle:

Insert the needle into the first stitch of the round under the two arms of the V in exactly the same way as you would if you were crocheting into it:

Pull the yarn all the way through.

Next, go back to last stitch of the round, and insert the needle under the back loop of the last stitch, in exactly the same way you would if you were doing a "back loop only" stitch.  This was tricky to take a picture of, so here are two:

Pull the yarn all the way through.

Now it's just a matter of pulling on that yarn until the V-shape you just made looks like the others around it:

(The needle is pointing at the join)

All that's left is to weave in the end!  Try not to tug too much on the stitch you just made while weaving the end in.

« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011 06:25:16 PM »

Wow, that *is* invisible! Much better than anything I've attempted. Thank you for sharing this.


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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2011 10:41:03 PM »

This is great! I never would've figured this out, thanks so much for showing this!
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