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Joining a new ball

Find out how to add a new ball of yarn to your crochet project

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Learn how to add a new ball of yarn - a very easy skill to master and a very useful one too. In this step by step video tutorial we will show you how to add a new ball at the beginning and in the middle of a row. To make it easy to follow, we've used a contrast color for the new yarn (even if you're likely to use a new ball of yarn in the same color).

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Step By Step

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We are showing this in single crochet, but the technique is similar for other stitches. To add a new ball at the beginning of the row: Work the last stitch of the row with the old yarn, turn your work.

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Cut the old yarn and pull on the last stitch until the end pops through

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Insert the hook into the first stitch, scoop up the new yarn and pull it through. You now have a loop of the new yarn on your hook

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Work with the new yarn to make your turning chain

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Continue working with the new yarn for your row

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To add a new ball in the middle of a row: Start your stitch in the regular way using the old yarn, but stop before working the final wrap-around. Insert the hook, loop your yarn, pull the yarn through and then stop!

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Loop the new yarn around the hook, leaving a longer tail.

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Pull the new yarn through the remaining two loops to finish the stitch.

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Continue working with the new yarn.

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