There is a quick and easy way to finish your amigurumi pieces, if you plan to later sew them to other pieces or where the edge will be hidden, see that post HERE.
But today I will show you how to finish any pieces crocheted in spiral or rounds seamlessly, so you'll have a nice row of loops running around the whole edge. It will work with all crochet stitches and is great for finishing afghans, hats, granny squares, African flower motifs or any other items crocheted in rounds.
DETAILS CROCHETED IN SPIRAL
When crocheting in spiral, there will be a step where you made the last stitch. To soften it a bit, add a slip stitch in the next stitch, and then finish off using this technique. The edge will not be completely even, but you'll have a nice row of loops running around the whole edge.
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.
DETAILS CROCHETED IN ROUNDS
This method is great for finishing pieces crocheted in joined rounds. After finishing the last round, do not join it with a slip stitch, but use this method instead and the edge will have a beautiful seamless row of loops running all around it.
1. Finish the last round, but skip the last slip stitch.
2. Cut the yarn and fasten off.
3. Insert the hook through the first stitch front to back, going under both loops.
4. Grab the yarn tail and draw it through the stitch.
5. Insert the hook under the back loop of the last stitch, going back to front.
6. Grab the yarn tail and draw it through.
7. Grab the yarn tail and pull gently until the loop is the same size as other stitches.
8. And you'll have a beautiful seamless row of loops running all around the edge.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me or leave a comment below, I am always happy to help.