Crochet designer Julie King shows how to fasten off crochet projects with the invisible join method, plus weaving in ends!
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Don’t get upset – get even! The invisible join disguises itself as a stitch so you can distribute the tail evenly into the round without using a bulky knot. Some patterns refer to it as an invisible finish.
Here’s the invisible join in 3 easy steps:
- Thread your yarn needle with the tail of the yarn from the last stitch.
- Insert your needle into the first stitch of the round and pull it out the back (wrong side) of the project.
- Insert your needle into the top of the previous stitch, pull it out the back of the project and pull tight.
From the right side of the project it looks just like a normal stitch so you can’t tell where the join is! Simply weave in the end to finish.
Here’s how to weave in ends:
- Flip the project to the back (wrong side).
- Insert the needle into the back of the last few stitches and pull through to secure the yarn.
- Trim off the excess yarn.
Truly the great thing about this technique is that it works with any yarn weight or stitch size. It obviously comes most in handy with projects in the round, but works anywhere there’s a join.
Tips to fasten off crochet projects like a pro:
- Make sure not to mistake a starter chain for the first stitch.
- Don’t overtighten the join, but keep it the same tension as the rest of the project. Rest assured, weaving in the ends will keep it secure!
What project will you create now that you know how to do the invisible join? Tell us in the comments section!