How to join yarn in crochet: No knots needed!

Posted by on August 22, 2014, in crochet & knitting, ,

Martingale's Knit and Crochet Friday


How to join yarn in crochet

Even if you haven’t graduated to multiple colors in crochet patterns, inevitably you’ll run out of yarn and need to know how to introduce a new skein. The mistake most beginners make is to simply tie a knot and keep stitching. The trouble with that approach is that the knots can show or come untied.

Instead, try a knotless method from The Essential Book of Crochet Techniques for a flawless transition.


Joining yarn with two loops

From The Essential Book of Crochet Techniques by Nancie M. Wiseman

Insert the hook into the appropriate stitch, work the stitch until there are 2 loops on the hook, yarn over hook with the new yarn, and pull through both loops. Proceed in the stitch pattern with the new yarn. Weave in the ends now or when the project is completed.

Joining yarn in crochet


The Essential Book of Crochet TechniquesCheck out The Essential Book of Crochet Techniques for 2 more ways to join yarn in crochet: joining yarn with one loop and joining yarn while weaving in the ends as you go.

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