Joining Yarn & Adding a New Color

In the video tutorial below you will learn how to join a new ball of yarn into a double crochet stitch at the end of a row.

Instructions on Joining Yarn:

  • When you are up to the last stitch at the end of a row; crochet the last double crochet stitch except for it’s last step leaving 2 loops on the hook
  • Cut the end of your working yarn; leaving 10cm end thread
  • Wrap the end thread of the new ball of yarn over your hook with the end thread closest to you and draw the new yarn through the two loops on the hook
  • The double crochet stitch is now complete and you have joined in the new yarn
  • Tie a loose knot with the two yarn ends so your work doesn’t come undone and later on undo this knot and weave those two ends into your work
  • Turn your work and start a new row with the new ball of yarn

That is how you join yarn. You can apply this to any crochet stitch; making sure you start the new ball of yarn into the last step of the last stitch on the row.


Joining Yarn & Adding a New Color Video Tutorial

All the best,

Paula Daniele


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  1. Mala Vaswani says:

    Hi Paula. I just wandered on to your website. It is great! I am teaching myself to crochet and am having a hard time keeping the number of stitches straight. For example, if I have a foundation chain of 92 stitches and have to do sc across on the first row, should I have 92 stitches of 91 stitches at the end of the first row. I get very uneven edges and can’t figure out what I am doing wrong. Help! How does one figure this out?

    • Paula says:

      Hello Mala,

      Thank you very much for the compliment! That’s great that you are teaching yourself to crochet, that’s how I learned.

      To answer your question:
      If you started with 92 chain stitches and are doing the sc stitch then because you sc into the 2nd chain to start with then this means you should have 91 stitches along the first row.

      It sounds to me that if you are getting uneven edges then you may be omitting the 1 chain required at the start of a row, after that 1 chain you need to sc into that same space as the 1 chain and then sc into each stitch along and your last stitch on each row should end into the last stitch you see from the previous row.

      You can see what I mean in this single crochet video tutorial.

      If you need further explanation then please let me know.

      All the best,

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