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Crochet technique: The invisible finish when crocheting in the round

Instead of having an awkward knot on the edge of your work, the invisible finish leaves a smooth edge with no detectable beginning or end.

This tutorial is also available as a brief video.

In this quick tutorial, I’m going to show you how to do the invisible finish when crocheting in the round.

Instead of having an awkward knot on the edge of your work…

Crochet technique: The invisible finish when crocheting in the round

…the invisible finish leaves a smooth edge with no detectable beginning or end.

Crochet technique: The invisible finish when crocheting in the round

Here’s how it’s done.

After working the last stitch in the final round of your work, do NOT join to the top of your turning chain. Instead, cut the yarn leaving a 6-inch tail and pull it through the last stitch.

Crochet technique: The invisible finish when crocheting in the round

Thread the yarn tail into a yarn needle, then go to the top of your turning chain, thread the tail through it — in the same place where you would insert your hook if joining with a slip stitch — and then pull the edge together.

Crochet technique: The invisible finish when crocheting in the round

Next, thread the tail back through the top of the last stitch.

Crochet technique: The invisible finish when crocheting in the round

This forms a stitch on the edge that looks identical to the stitches before and after it.

Now you can weave in your end as you usually do. That’s all there is to it!

Do you find this technique helpful? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

Crochet technique: The invisible finish when crocheting in the round

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1 comment on “Crochet technique: The invisible finish when crocheting in the round

  1. Pingback: Free crochet pattern: Stash-busting cowl – Spoons & Hooks

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