How to Join A Round with Invisible Seams {free crochet tutorial}

Look carefully at the picture above. Can you see where each round starts and begins? If you can, then you’ve really honed your crochet eye and should be proud! It’s barely noticeable, and I’ve finally found the best and easiest technique for joining rounds. If you’ve never worked in the round before, see my other tutorial first, then come back here.

Once you reach the end of your round, locate the top of the beginning chain of the round. In this case, I chained 2 to start the round and the arrow points to the space where the chain 2 connects to the first double crochet. You’re going to insert your hook through the TOP TWO strands of that space.

Here’s another view, with the hook actually inserted under the two strands. Yarn over, and pull that loop through the two chains.

Et voila! You have now beautifully completed the round and won’t have problems with a gap or bump where each round ends.

Merry Crocheting!

About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


  1. i was just wondering where you put the first stitch of your next row? do you chain two and then put the first stitch in the same stitch where you joined? Or in the next stitch?

    • Great question! That depends on the project, but usually if you chain 2, it counts as a stitch and you insert your hook into the next space. But, sometimes the patterns call for 1 chain and then work your next stitch in the same same as the chain.

  2. so when you increase on your hats, do you ch 2 and then do the 2nd hdc in that same join stitch on the rows where you are increasing?

  3. and then when you are just increasing the length, do you do your hdc in the join stitch or ch 2 and then hdc in the next stitch?! 🙂 sorry, so many questions, I just can’t seem to get it right! 🙂