What does join mean in crocheting?
The solution is to crochet in joined rounds. That means, at the start of each round, you chain one, and then slip stitch into that chain at the end of the round.
Do you not join rounds in crochet?
Usually it means that instead of an slst and chaining, you just continue with your pattern in a spiral. It’s SUPER helpful to use chain markers in this situation! Just keep working in a spiral. When you finish a round, don’t slip stitch your last stitch to the first one.