The “Invisible Join,” or “Invisible Fasten Off,” is by far my favorite little crochet trick. It looks just like a stitch, so it’s virtually impossible to tell where the final join and fasten off was made.
Can you tell where the join is in this photo?
- After the last stitch of the round is completed, do not join; instead, cut the yarn and pull the tail all the way through the stitch (a).
- Next, thread the tail through a tapestry needle and insert the needle under the loops of the first stitch of the round (b). Pull yarn through gently.
- Then, insert your needle into the center of the last stitch of the round (c). Pull yarn through gently and weave in ends as usual.
That’s it! So easy. Your fasten off just looks like a stitch.
Just one thing to note … this join will give you the effect of an “extra stitch”, so if you need your stitch count to be exact, try joining in the second stitch of the round instead of the first. This will ensure your stitch count remains the same.