How to Use the Invisible Slip Stitch and Chainless Starting Stitch to Join a Round of Crochet Invisibly

The Invisible Slip Stitch and Chainless Starting Stitch eliminate the typical turning chain and slip stitch for a seamless, nearly invisible join.

This technique is perfect for any project that requires joining at the end of the round, and is ideal for jogless stripes.

See how to use this technique for seamless, jogless stripes here.

The Chainless Starting Double Crochet is abbreviated as CSDC.
The Chainless Starting Half-Double Crochet is abbreviated as CSHDC.
The Chainless Starting Single Crochet is abbreviated as CSSC.

What type of project would you use this trick for?

Happy Yarning! 🙂


  • Kay Simpson

    Love this technique! It looks amazing, even when I tried it the first time, as per your video instructions, beginning with a regular chain.
    However, I like the stretch (and look) of SC and HDC foundation chain beginnings and can’t seem to get the initial row ‘join’ to ‘work in the round’ to look right with this technique… Any suggestions? Or maybe you have a video addressing this issue that I haven’t found? Thanks!

    • Yay for Yarn

      Hi Kay! I do not have a video on using this technique with foundation stitches yet. However, I just did a video on using chainless starting stitches to begin a row (instead of a turning chain). In this video and accompanying printable cheat sheet, I showed how to work the chainless stitch into the very first chain (not skipping chains before working the first stitch). You will find that tutorial here. If you use that method to begin your foundation stitch row instead of the couple of chains that are usually used, that may fix your problem. Hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any more questions!

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