The invisible join is the best way to finish your crochet piece, specially when working in the round and the edge is going to be visible, because it leaves a super nice and undisturbed ring.
With this technique, you use a yarn needle to make a “false” stitch that lies over the top of the first stitch of the round. This new stitch replaces the first stitch so that you do not end up with an extra stitch.
You don’t have to be an advanced crocheter, the invisible join is fast and easy to do!
1. Once you have made the last stitch of the round, cut the yarn, leaving a 6″ (15 cm) tail.
2. Pull on the remaining loop on the hook until the tail pulls through to the top.
3. Thread the tail into a yarn needle. You will duplicate the top of the first stitch of the round.
4. Skip the first stitch and insert the needle from front to back under both loops of the second stitch.
5. Pull the yarn all the way through the stitch, but do not draw the stitch tight.
6. Insert the needle back into the middle of the last stitch of the round, between the 2 loops, and continue inserting the needle under the horizontal loop behind the stitch.
7. This will create a “false” stitch that will covers the first stitch of the round.
8. Pull the yarn tail until the loop is the same size as the other stitches. Weave in the remaining tail end of your yarn.
9. Done! The finished join is practically invisible!
Once you start using it, you will find that it has all sorts of useful applications.