The Easiest Way To Join New Yarn In Crochet Securely

Easy tutorial on how to join new yarn in crochet

Making larger projects like sweaters and blankets will sure require you to join new yarn into your crochet project.

Although, how cool would it be to be able to buy a sweater in a ball or a blanket in a ball?

You want to do this easily and securely. There is nothing worse than your project coming undone after it has been finished and perhaps even gifted to someone else.

Over the years of crocheting I have come across many methods on how to securely join new yarn in crochet. However, none of them felt secure enough.

There are many methods of joining two yarn strands together. However, this tutorial concentrates on joining the new yarn strand directly into your project securely.

Some people just create a slip knot and start crocheting with the loop. I find that this way, the tail end can pull through and come undone.

I have tried and tested a few different methods until I have come up with my own. A little quirky maybe, however, I feel that this is the most secure way to join in new yarn into your crochet project.

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Free Tutorial on how to join new yarn in crochet

How do you join new yarn in when crocheting?

My method of joining new yarn or joining new colour in crochet is simple and very effective.

I have to say, since I’ve been using this quick and easy method, it never let me down.

It uses both the tail end and the working yarn to secure the new yarn into your crochet project.

I have filmed a quick video tutorial to show you exactly how to do this.

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How do you join new yarn after fastening off in crochet?

As you can see from the video tutorial above, this method works perfectly even after you fastened off.

However, you can also join new yarn in crochet using this method in the middle of the row or round.

After you have used this method, you can simply just sew the end in and your project will not come undone even with lots of wear or use.

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Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this herringbone double crochet stitch tutorial. I have more free crochet tutorials that you might enjoy right here on the blog. 

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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4 thoughts on “The Easiest Way To Join New Yarn In Crochet Securely

  1. I tried your method of joining yarns and it is fabulous! It works and is easy to do. Thank you for the video tutorial because I am a visual learner.

  2. Thank you for this tutorial–much more stable join that I normally use and not complicated. Your video made it easy to understand. I will use this from now on.

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