How to Crochet in the round Seamlessly – No Twisting

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Crocheting in the round can be quite intimidating for beginners, but the key is to understand the concept of how the join each row seamlessly before starting the next row.

This tutorial is probably the best and easiest method I have discovered that gives an almost invisible result without all the fuss.

And if you are more of a visual person, then you can watch the step-by-step video tutorial below. It will also include how the wrong way is done and a bonus tip on how to join another color in a straight and uniform joint. 

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How to Seamlessly Join in the Round

 

The Wrong Way

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Before we begin, let’s first check to see if your current method is the “Visible” way.

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When you are working in the round, do you skip the slip stitch from the previous row and work a slip stitch into the first stitch to join? 

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If this is you, then not to worry my friend, because most patterns that we know come written this way anyway. 

Unless you are planning on making a beanie hat or an amigurumi, then this visible joint method might not look so great. 

The Right Way

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Now let’s get straight into the details. 

Step 1:

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Work your stitches all the way in the round until you’ve reached the last visible stitch. This will include the slip stitch that you made on the previous row. 

Step 2:

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And because you just added another stitch into that slip stitch, we will have to reduce a stitch on the next row. So in order to join in the round, we will have to work a back loop slip stitch (BLO Slst) into the second stitch to close up this round.

Step 3:

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Next, you will work your first stitch into the same BLO slip stitch that you just worked on but this time through both loops instead. You can also place a stitch marker in this first stitch as a reference point if you’d like. 

Step 4:

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You will continue to work in the round until the slip stitch before the stitch marker. Then you will skip the first stitch and work a back loop (BLO Slst) slip stitch through the second stitch. Repeat Step 3 to continue. 

That’s it!

How to Join another Color

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If you would like to join a different color to your round, follow these steps.

Step 1:

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Just like the earlier steps above, you will work your stitches all the way in the round until you’ve reached the last visible stitch. This will include the slip stitch that you made on the previous row. 

Step 2:

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Then you will insert your hook into the back loop in the second stitch and drop your current color.

Step 3:

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Next, pick up your new color and pull through as a slip stitch to join in the round. 

Step 4:

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Then you will work your first stitch with your new color into the same BLO slip stitch through both loops. For best practice, you can continue to stitch around the access yarn.

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And that’s a wrap. What did you think of this method? Did it work for you? 

Bonus Tip: How to bind off Seamlessly

Step 1:

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Once you’ve completed your last row, bind off (cut your yarn) leaving a tail long enough to weave in. Then pull your loop through that last stitch.

Step 2:

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Thread your yarn with a tapestry needle and insert your hook through the first stitch on that row through both loops and thread your yarn through.

Step 3: 

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Next, you will insert your tapestry needle through the last stitch of the row but only through the center front of the loop while threading towards you.

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And this is how your invisible joint should look like. Weave in the remaining tail.

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Happy hooking,
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