How To Add New Yarn In The MIddle Of A Row Of Crochet Stitches
Adding New Yarn In the Middle Of A Row
Now, my personal preference is to always change to a new working yarn at the ends of rows. Unfortunately, when I am working with a limited supply or with a particularly pricey yarn, that isn't an option.
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And we can't be the only ones who binge watch the X-Files… right??
Notice the title of this tutorial: Adding New Yarn In the Middle Of the Row. This could be adding a new yarn of the same color when you run out of a skein like we describe above OR "adding new yarn" could also mean that you want to change colors mid-row.
While we did use two colors to make the addition of the new yarn easy to see in this tutorial, today we are, specifically, talking about adding a new yarn from a new skein of the same color. Check back soon (next week?) for full-on color blocking and color changing tutorials. This, however, is a good place to start. Practice this little adding technique and you'll be way ahead of the game when we get to adding yarns of another color and working with them in pattern.
Okay… moving on to today's task: preventing an apocalyptic event with demented wombats with laser beam shooting eyes… hey… it could happen. Maybe too much X-Files?
First, we will demo with single crochet fabric, then we will move on to double crochet fabric. No matter what stitch you are working when you want/need to add new yarn, you will work your stitch up to the last "yarn over and draw through all loops on hook" before you add the new yarn to your row.
The principle is the same no matter how tall or short of a stitch you use and these two stitches will give you the skills you need for adding new yarn while making any stitches.
Break It Down
The first few times you practice this technique, use two colors of yarn like we did. It's just easier to keep track of which tail is which and where you need to keep tension with which fingers.
As with any technique, all it takes is practice for it to feel natural and easy for you.
As always, we recommend stitching up a few quick swatches like ours and, using our photo walk through to compare your stitches, to make sure your stitches are lining up correctly. If you aren't happy, rip 'em back out and go again!
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