Thank you very much for all your sweet comments on my last post. That's really a great motivation to me!
When making those granny squares for my blanket, I had an idea to make a tutorial on how to tie a secure knot to join new yarn color in a new round. In my beginning days of crochet, I often worked with the new yarn a few stitches, then turned the work and tied the new yarn tail with the old one in the back. I found it quite took time and but still kept working that way until I learned the easy but very effective way to tie a secure knot that I would love to share you in my post today.
There are so many ways to tie a knot as well as to join new yarn. I found this saves much time especially when you have to change many colors for your work. This may be familiar to many crocheters, but I hope it's helpful to someone who is new to crochet or looking for a better way to tie a knot for joining yarn like I was before.
Okay, let's start. You have finished the first round:
Make a slip knot in the new yarn.
Wrap the old yarn over the hook and pull it through the slip knot.
Slide the slip knot close to the first stitch.
Tighten the slip knot by holding two ends of the new yarn and pull tightly.
You have made a secure knot and ready to work with new yarn color.
It looks quite long with the detailed photos of demonstration, in fact this happens just within 1/10 second! :) Just keep going with your new yarn and weave all tails later on.
I love working with colors and was so happy to find my favorite way to tie a secure knot. I do the same with knitting too, and other things that need to be tied together...
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you all have a great weekend ahead - it's almost Friday today!!
~ Love and hugs, LS ~