Joining new yarn/colour

These are my two favourite mid row joins, please excuse the shoe polish under my finger nails 😉

 

 

Change yarn in the yarn over

Work the last stitch as normal but stop before the last yarn over

Last YO

Last YO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loop the new yarn around the hook

Loop yarn

Loop yarn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pull new yarn through as you would without the change

 

pull through

pull through

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work as usual with the new yarn

 

carry on

carry on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I use this join when I I working tapestry crochet like

Unhappy bunnies 

Robin Baby photo prop

Batman baby photo prop

Ladybird baby photo prop

Or in amigurumi

Angel

Reindeer

Leprechaun

The Nativity 2013

Zombie

Witch

Werewolf

Devil

Bunnies

Elves

 

 

Russian join

 

 

Cut the yarn if not at the end of the ball

 

cut

cut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link both yarns together

link

link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thread old yarn through a darning needle

 

thread

thread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert needle down the middle of the old yarn

down the middle

down the middle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and pull through

 

pull

pull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repeat for the new yarn

 

repeat

repeat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and work as normal

 

taaa daaa

taaa daaa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This join is best used for starting a new ball of the same colour as getting the new colour in exactly the right spot can be tricky.

 

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