I hate being able to see where each round has been joined... in my experience, even when worked as neatly as possible, you can ALWAYS see a line appear where you have joined each round.
It drives me crazy!
So crazy, in fact... that I AVOID joining wherever possible...
Instead of joining at the end of each round, I just place a marker to define the end of the round, and keep on working into the next stitch. Basically you just go round and round in spirals, and when you want to finish up, then just work a slip stitch and fasten off.
But that's not what this post is about!
This is for those of you who have asked for help TO JOIN each round neatly. Hopefully I've made it fairly clear, because I'm heading away for a two week holiday, so I won't be able to answer any queries til I return...
If you have trouble understanding... leave a comment, and maybe one of my other readers will be able to help you out before I return.
so... starting with some scrap yarn... ch 18, then slip stitch into 1st ch to form a ring
ch1, then work a sc into each ch... 18 sc in total NOT counting the starting ch, join to the 1st sc with a slip stitch
then sc into the same stitch
work a total of 18 sc around
then join with a slip stitch to the top of the 1st sc
work a sc into the same stitch
work a total of 18sc around
join with a slip stitch into the top of the 1st sc
work about 8 rounds like this...
now lets try dc... work 2 ch loosely (you could do 3 if you prefer, but I find that 2 loose ch gives me the least obvious join)
work a dc into the same stitch
work a total of 18 dc around
join with a slip stitch to the top of the first dc
and continue for a total of 5 rounds dc
see... there is a very definite ridge where the joins run? ugh
but at least it runs in a straight line... and my stitch count has remained accurate throughout
so... now I've turned it upside down... and embellished it a little...