I finally had to just cut the yarn!!!!!!!
I was making a beach cover up for myself out of the blue Sensations Boucle. After discovering that I cannot join rounds, I ended up frogging, then frogging some more. Boucle doesn't frog well, does it?! Instead of trying to do it in the round, I may try to modify the pattern to make a front and a back, then assemble.
Being the perfectionist that I am, I try to crochet perfectly. I don't give myself allowances for being new to the craft. Any of you have this problem? My Motto: If at first you don't succeed, give it up.