The Invisible Join or 'Needle Join'

I want to show you how to perfect your crochet with this simple and quick technique that gives perfect invisible results every time.

Despite it's name (as coined by serendipity) no needle is required and this is by far the best way of joining your work.  Don't be put off by thinking this is complicated as it's really very easy and once you've done it a few times it will become second nature and you will never  look back!

All terms are UK crochet so here's a conversion chart from simply crochet magazine that outlines all the stitches for UK and US.  Stitches are the same we just call them by different names.

 To begin we have made a simple crochet circle by working 2dc (which counts as your first treble) and 11 treble into a magic loop.

To begin we have made a simple crochet circle by working 2dc (which counts as your first treble) and 11 treble into a magic loop.

Now normally at this point we join our circle with a slip stitch into the top of the chain 2 but not this time!

 Cut your yarn and pull it all the way through.

Cut your yarn and pull it all the way through.

 Place your hook through the first stitch from the back to the front

Place your hook through the first stitch from the back to the front

 Yarn over and hook it through the stitch so that it is pulled from the front to the back

Yarn over and hook it through the stitch so that it is pulled from the front to the back

Like this....

 Give it a gentle pull to pull your (half completed) stitch together.  

Give it a gentle pull to pull your (half completed) stitch together.  

Nearly there, just one last thing to do....

 Next we are going to place our hook into the back loop only of the last treble stitch we made.

Next we are going to place our hook into the back loop only of the last treble stitch we made.

 Like this.  From back to front.

Like this.  From back to front.

 Yarn over

Yarn over

 Pull the tail end yarn all the way through.

Pull the tail end yarn all the way through.

 And there you have it.  A perfect crochet stitch ready to be worked into for the following round.

And there you have it.  A perfect crochet stitch ready to be worked into for the following round.