How To Join with a Single Crochet Stitch

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Here’s how it works.

I like to use this technique to join new yarn for amigurumi and any other project I am working in single crochet.

Watch the video tutorial here, or scroll down for the photo tutorial!

How To Join New Yarn with a Single Crochet Stitch

How to join with a single crochet stitch

Step A: Place a slipknot on your crochet hook.
Step B: Insert your hook into the specified stitch.
Step C: Yarn over the hook and pull one loop through the stitch (2-loops on the hook).
Step D: Yarn over the hook and pull through both loops. You have completed the first single crochet of the row.
Step E: Continue with the pattern instructions. The photo shows the joining stitch and 5-additional single crochet stitches.

Super simple right? and you can’t tell it is a joining stitch.

When I use this type of joining method, I swing the tail of the yarn behind the work and crochet over it as I go – so I don’t have any yarn ends to sew in afterwards.



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  1. Wish I saw this last night!!!! Would have made joining a new spool less stressful.

  2. This is the part i hate of making afghan blocs!!!! Thanks for making it easier!

  3. This looks so much easier & “neater” than what I’ve been doing! Can’t wait to give it a try!