How to Crochet an Almost Seamless Join
How many times have you made an adorable hat for your kids & they wear it backwards? That big ol’ seam is always staring at you. It never fails. I’m not a big fan of the crochet seamless join that you cut the yarn at the end of each round. It’s just too much work for me. I stumbled upon the “no cut join method”. Once you get the hang of it, I think it’s just as fast as the basic slip stitch method.
When should you use the No Cut Join Method?
- Stripes: Typically when you crochet stripes, at the end of each round they don’t line up even. With this method you will have even rows!
- HDC in the 3rd loop or backstitch: The same as stripes, this stitch never lines up perfectly. Until now! You can use this method on the Everly Hat too.
- Fair Isle Crochet: If your “hearts” tend to lean 1 way this joining method will help keep them straight. This is important when you are making an intricate design, like a snowflake.
A typical crochet pattern will read: sl st to join, at the end of each round. Instead of slip stitching you will just follow this method instead.
Here’s a few things I learned with my 1st video.
- It’s much harder than it looks to film a video.
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- I can’t wait to shoot more videos.
What is your favorite way to join your crochet work?
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Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn (194) Monterey Lime/ Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Yarn / Boye Aluminum Crochet Hook Set