Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Free Crochet Tutorial - Join Yarn without Tying a Knot.

Knots are annoying and should be avoided as much as possible in your beautiful outstanding work.

It's the most neat way to join yarn I know, besides felting ends, which works only for natural fibers like wool. 

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Joining  Yarn without Tying a Knot. It also called Russian Join.
Shown here in 2 different colors for better visibility. 




1.
Thread tapestry needle with yarn.


2.
Insert tapestry needle in yarn about 3'' (8 cm) from the end. Untwist yarn a little bit and work needle through yarn for about 2'' (5 cm). 


3.
Pull needle through.

4.
Leave a small loop at the end.

5.
Straighten the yarn, but make sure loop is not pulled in.

6.
Thread tapestry needle with another yarn you wish to join. Draw yarn through the loop.

7.
Repeat steps.


8.


9.
Pull loose ends in the opposite direction, tightening the loops at the ends and straightening yarn.

10.
Cut off ends.
I hope this method will help you to save some sanity! It surely helps me. ;) 

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Happy crocheting, my friends!
Natalia

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