There are many different ways of joining two yarns in crochet. I’m showing the one I prefer to use because it’s quick and you have no yarn ends to weave in, you just cut the ends after you’re done this works in any crochet stitch but i’m showing it in double crochet. That’s in American terms. So now I’m in a situation where my yarn is coming to an end and I need to join it to the next ball of yarn. What I’ll do I’ll crochet on until I’ll have something in the region of 15 centimeters or six inches of it left. So I’ll see how much more I can do i make a double crochet and another one and now I have this much left so i’ll just join it now. So here’s the new yarn and what I’ll do I crisscross them and twist them so that they stay together in the middle like that. And then what I’ll do, I continue crocheting using both strands of this folded over yarn. I may hold onto this starting bit so it doesn’t escape and then just make a normal double crochet here using both strands of the yarn and I will see that the join hands quite quickly into the states so whenever it gets here I just pull it through and continue normally and then I do another stitch using still the 2 strands of the yarn or at least half a stitch and after I have done some I can just drop the other one away and continue crocheting normally. So this is basically all there is to it. This is something you can’t do if you have a very thick yarn then it gets too thick in that case you would need to split the yarn but with most ordinary yarns then what you simply do afterward to cut these off and you don’t need to use a needle to pass anything through. This is easier to do when the old yard and the new one are the same color but it can also be used if you need to change color at the specific spot, then you just have to calculate a bit how much you need of the yarn so that the change of the color comes to the right spot. This is especially useful with various kinds of scrap yarn projects or where it doesn’t matter exactly where the color changes and i’m adding a link to one of my other videos that shows project like that. But this is all for today!

100 thoughts on “Quick way to join new yarn in crochet”

  1. This is the best ( and easiest ) way I’ve seen to add yarn into a piece of work… Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom!!!

  2. This is genius, however, I am having difficulty with it! I am new to crochet and very much want to learn this stitch, but I get confused after the twist, is it possible for you to help me with this?

  3. Thank you, that works great and becomes almost invisible – way better than the other videos I have seen where people tied a knot. With this way I can unravel if needed – thanks 😀

  4. You've changed everything for me! Watching your videos make me love crochet more and more. I'm a knitter and so crochet reluctantly but your little tips and tricks here and there (of which I've tried almost all) make me enjoy crocheting just as much

  5. thankyou, ive just had to knot and tie so many ends on a colourful blanket and now i wont have to do that on anything else

  6. I just tried this technique on the blanket that I am currently working on. Using a yarn weight of 4 with a 5mm hook, I found that the double stands looked much too bulky compared to the rest of my stitches. Too bad because it seemed like a great idea. I’ll be going back to my standard magic knot technique.

  7. You are a God-send! I have been looking for a simple way to join yarns and I finally found yours! Thank you so very much!!

  8. Wow! Thank you so much. I can't wait to try your method which is so much faster and easier than the Russian join I've been doing.

  9. I love your work. It is clean and professional looking. Also, it is easy to follow your instructions.

  10. I don't like this method as you end up with a lot of thick stitches.

    In most projects this might be OK, but if you are doing something delicate like doilies it ends up looking terrible.

  11. TY, this is my favorite way to change colors or join another ball of yarn. It is like a Russian join without a needle. I love it!

  12. Thank you for a great to use the yarn. Your voice is reassuring on projects. Looking forward to all of your videos. Are you Italian?

  13. Easy, simple and a neat job. Hardly visible. Love this idea. You are great Ma'am. Thanks for sharing and caring. I appreciate the time taken to make this video and post it on YouTube. We viewers are truly grateful to you. Hugs 👍👍👍💕😘

  14. What a brilliant idea! Thank you so much for sharing!! I haven’t been able to crochet for years because of swelling in my hands it was just too painful! My dr put me on a new medication and it’s made such a HUGE change for me! I am doing so many things that I use to love and crochet was top on my list!

  15. Have you tried this tip in practice? Did it make your crocheting or knitting easier? Here's another video with an easy crochet tip:

  16. I really like this tip. I've tried other joining tips but I hate the way I can feel or see the knot in my work, thank you for sharing this easy tip 👍👍👍🥰

  17. I finally decided to view this video and I’m glad I did. I hated waiting until I’m at a corner to then change my yarn plus having all those ends to weave in to…whew! 👍🏽😊

  18. So easy and nicer than weaving in or doing a knot. I’m a beginner at crocheting and love this method !! THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!

  19. Absolutely genius! I SO hate feeling the knots! Thank you so much for this awesome tip; I can't wait to try it on a project that I am currently working on.

  20. Have you tried this tip in practice? Did it make your crocheting or knitting easier?Here's a playlist of more crochet tips:

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