I specialise in seamless design which in crochet often means joining in the round and then turning your work.
Its important to get a really neat “seam” or join when you do this and to keep your stitch count even without having to count every row. Today’s tutorial will show you my top tips for doing so. Use this technique to join sleeves, sweaters, cowls and more.
I’m going to demonstrate with trebles (US double crochet) as these look the worst if you get it wrong.
Step 1: Slip stitch into the first stitch rather than into the top of the chain to join your work and turn it. (Note, in this method the 3 chains do not count as a stitch.)
Step 2: Work 3 chains then work your first stitch immediately next to it, into the sl st.
Step 3: Work the rest of the round. Work the final stitch of the round into the last free stitch being careful not to work into the stitch that has been slip stitched into.
And repeat as necessary, ending with step 1.
Easy. (I hope)
(Yarn used: Malabrigo Worsted in Tuareg. Hook used: 5mm Clover Amour.)
I’d love to know how you get on with this or if you have your won preferred method.