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This is a free tutorial to learn how to crochet an invisible seam using a crochet slip stitch for crochet rounds and circles for any basic crochet stitch. The tutorial has both step-by-step photos and a video tutorial.
Crocheters love crocheting hats, amigurumi, and bags, well pretty much anything. But one thing they don’t love is seeing the seam when crocheting in rounds.
In this quick, but detailed tutorial, I’ll break down how you can crochet invisible seams in rounds and circles, regardless of which basic crochet stitch you use (single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, or treble crochet). This trick is for those who want and need to use a slip stitch, do not want to crochet in continuous rounds, and do not like the look of a visible seam.
Now, are you ready to learn how to have an invisible seam?
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Crochet Slip Stitch in Invisible Seam – Video Tutorial
In this video, I’ll show you step by step how to crochet the invisible seam for crochet rounds for single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and even treble crochet, all using no slip stitch and not even a turning chain.
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How to: Crochet Slip Stitch and get an Invisible Seam Without a Turning Chain
– Photo Tutorial
Although the video above shows you how to do it for ALL basic crochet stitches, I’ll focus on the basic technique of hiding the slip stitch in this photo tutorial.
First, start crocheting a circle or making a magic ring.
This trick will work on any round, in the beginning, while increasing or regular non-increasing rounds. Be aware this is for non-continuous rounds and most often used for those who want to prepare their crochet project for upcoming color changes to make sure to have pretty and clean color transitions.
Once you are in the position to have finished your last stitch of the round and you need to connect to the first stitch, you will start this trick.
Connect Last Stitch with First Stitch with Crochet Slip Stitch Invisibly
Remove your hook from your project. Then insert your hook from the back to the front of the first stitch of the round.
Then place your loop back onto the hook and then pull it back. That is not a slip stitch (there would be an extra loop made if it were a slip stitch), but instead, you’ll move the loop to the back.
Finished Invisible Crochet Slip Stitch & New Round
Now you will simply start the new round as normal, but without a turning chain. So as mentioned in the video above, I do the following per basic crochet stitch:
- for Single Crochet Stitches: skip the turning chain and simply make a new SC stitch -> that allows you to have a smooth seam – full details are here
- for Half Double Crochet Stitches: skip the turning chain and simply make a new HDC stitch -> that allows you to have a smooth seam – full details are here
- for Double Crochet Stitches: crochet an alternative turning chain, aka a stacked single crochet -> full details are here
- for Treble Crochet Stitches: crochet an alternative turning chain, aka a stacked single crochet -> full details are here
Wrong Side of the Invisible Seam
In case you are curious, the backside is also very smooth and you barely see or feel the seam at all. For most projects the wrong side of the circular projects is hidden, so this will not matter at all.
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