When you join 2 crocheted or knitted edges, sometimes the last joined stitch can become too loose as the item is used, even though you tied off through the final stitch’s loop. Here’s how to securely tie-off, using the Gypsy Turban in Crochet as an example:
1. After joining, cut the working yarn and tie off the last stitch.
2. Split the end yarn into 2 strands.
3. With a crochet hook or yarn needle, thread one strand of the end yarn through the next-to-last joined stitch.
4. Tie the 2 strands of end yarn together tightly in a knot.
5. Work in ends.
For crochet tips and variations on the Gypsy Turban in Crochet, see:
Scrappy Gypsy Turban
Novelty Yarn-Trimmed Turban
Avoiding Stiff Crochet