In this post I will show you a quick and easy way to finish amigurumi pieces that will later be sewn to another piece or where the edge will be hidden.
But if you are making something where the edge will be visible, like a hat, for example, use the seamless method instead.
Because amigrumi is crocheted in spiral, there will be a step where the round ends, which can leave a small hole when you sew it to another piece. This is one way to avoid that and make the edge a bit smoother. You can use it if your piece (or at least the last round) is crocheted with single crochet stitches (double crochet in UK and Australia).
1. Finish the last single crochet stitch.
2. Crochet a slip stitch in next stitch.
3. Cut the yarn and fasten off (pull on the loop on the hook until the yarn end comes through the stitch).
5. Insert your hook through the next stitch front to back, going under both loops.
6. Grab the yarn tail and draw it through the stitch. If you want to use that yarn tail for sewing, stop here.
7. Or you can hide the yarn tail inside the piece. Insert the hook through the next stitch back to front.
8. And draw the yarn tail through. Now you can tuck it inside the piece.
As you can see from the last photo, the edge will not be exactly level, but there is no clear step, which is what we needed.
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