Today I am going to share with you my invisible finish crochet tutorial. This technique can be a game changer for amigurumi and projects made in the round. I personally love using this technique for colour changes and finishing off open edges in amigurumi projects. This is a great substitutuion for It’s quick and easy to do and, like the name suggests, invisible. Let’s get started.
When finishing off a project in the round, you’ll generally be asked to join the last stitch and the first stitch with a slip stitch. This can sometimes leave a bump and a noticeable jog between the start and the end of the row. Using the invisible finish crochet technique, you can help eliminate that job and made the edge of your project look smoother and have a more even finish.
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The invisible finish technique can be used with almost any stitch but for today’s tutorial, I’m using single crochet and double crochet examples. We’re starting off here using the invisible finish with an amigurumi project made in single crochet stitches.
Watch the video version of this Invisible Finish Crochet Tutorial here:
Invisible Finish for Open Edges in Amigurumi Projects
Step One: Finish your last stitch of your round but DO NOT join. Cut your yarn to have a tail about 6 – 8″ long and pull the yarn through your last stitch. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.
Step Two: Skipping the first stitch of the round, insert your needle under both loops of the second stitch of the round and pull the yarn to the back/inside of the project.
Step Three: Insert the needle through the top of the last stitch of the round, under the back loop of the stitch and pull the yarn to the back/inside of the project. Pull the yarn until it replicates the first stitch of the round without being too tight or sagging. We want it to look exactly as if it’s the first stitch of the round and not your yarn tail.
Step Four: Weave in your end to help keep your duplicate stitch in place and keep they yarn from unravelling. Trim any excess.
That’s it’s! As you can see, duplicating that first stitch of the round helps even up the two sides of the project and make that closure less noticeable. If you do a lot of amigurumi projects, then I recommend doing this to finish off your project or to do this technique to help make colour changes less noticeable in amigurumi projects.
I hope you found this tutorial helpful. If you have any questions, please leave me a comment below and I’ll do my best to help you.
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