Changing Yarn or Colors Within a Piece

Maybe you ran out of yarn and need to start a new skein, or maybe your pattern called for different colors or textures of yarn to be worked at different intervals. Either way, the technique for joining a new skein of yarn is the same.

1. Work the last stitch up to the last step, leaving two loops on the hook.

2. Pull the new yarn through the two loops to complete the last stitch.

3. Continue with the new yarn to work the next stitch and each stitch thereafter.

When changing yarns for color patterns, you do not need to cut any yarns that will be used again later in the pattern. Instead, you can let the thread “float” up the wrong side of the work and rejoin it as needed.

CONGRATULATIONS! You have finished Lesson 2 of Beginner Crochet. Return to the Beginner's Guide to Crochet for your practice homework.

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