Adding New Yarn

★☆☆ - Beginner

It's all very well knowing how to start working with a new piece of yarn when you are starting a new row, like I showed you in how to change colour but what happen when you run out in the middle or a row or round?

Well, you could rip back to the end of the last row or round and follow the how to change colour instructions to start again if you wanted to, but there's a perfectly good way to add in a new bit of yarn at any point in your crochet.

First I'll show you what to do while working treble (double) crochets.

 Make sure you have enough yarn to work 1 more stitch and will have enough to weave in later (about 6 to 8 inches), then work a treble (double) crochet but stop before the stitch is complete.

You want to work up to the point where you are ready to make the last wrap over with the yarn and pull through the remaining 2 loops on the hook.

 At this point, grab your new piece of yarn with your hook.  (Shown here in a different colour so you can clearly see what's going on.)
 Then pull this piece of yarn through the 2 loops on your hook instead to complete the stitch.
Tuck both the yarn ends round the back of the work out of the way and carry on working stitches as normal.
 You might need to go back after a couple of stitches and gently pull the loose ends to correct the tension where you attached the new yarn.

 Here's the same thing, using the same colour yarn and as you can see, the join is just like any other stitch.
 But, look at the back and there are the two ends, where the new yarn was attached.

Here's the same thing, but this time with double (single) crochet.

 As above, make sure you have enough yarn to weave in later and then start making a double (single) crochet stitch, but don't complete it.

Stop before you wrap the yarn round for the last time, ready to pull through the 2 loops on your hook.
 Then, grab the new yarn with your hook.
 And pull this yarn through the 2 loops on your hook to complete the stitch.
Then carry on making stitches as usual.

Next Steps:

✽  Find out how to change colour
✽  Find out how to weave in ends