How To Join New Yarn with a Slip Stitch

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Here’s how it works.

There are a few different techniques available to join new yarn to your work – one way is with a slip stitch. It is a very easy way to attach your yarn.

How To Join New Yarn with a Slip Stitch

Step 1: Insert the hook into the specified stitch of your work and then place a slipknot on the hook.
Step 2: Draw the slipknot through the stitch and chain-1.
Step 3: Continue with the pattern instructions, working the first stitch in the same stitch as the join (unless the pattern states otherwise).
Step 4: This photo shows how the stitch looks followed by 4-single crochet stitches.

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  1. Hi Judy, When I finish off one color I weave it into itself in multiple directions. I try to make sure I don’t weave it into a different color. Is this what you mean? If it isn’t please let me know so I can try to help 🙂 thanks, Rhondda

  2. How do you end with one color? I’m having problems with tying the yarn without it showing

  3. Thank you for the Happy Scarf Pattern! I can’t wait to make it! Sincere Affection, Lizzie

  4. This is helpful, thank you! Changing to another color has always intimidated me but this makes it sound fairly simple. I can’t wait to try it!

  5. Changing colour & bringing in new yarn – ‘To knot or not to knot?’ Personally I don’t like knots, they produce weak areas, can unravel and have the most annoying habit of moving to the front & spoiling your beautiful work that has taken you hours to create – the following are a few examples to help you eliminate the need to use them.