|Delicious Patons wool|
|Making a tote with some leftover bits.|
That said, I want to show you how I join yarns. This is for a bag or purse only. Joining yarns in a wearable project DOES require a bit more smoothness and no knots. Anyone who has ever worn a sweater with a knot on the inside feels like the princess who tried to sleep on that irritating little pea. It drives a person batty.
The steps are simple to follow as long as you know something of crochet already. This join is done in sc or single crochet.
After crocheting as many rows as the pattern calls for, fasten off as normal. You will need to go back and take care of the loose ends from the join. I use a blue plastic yarn needle for this. No particular reason to use plastic over metal. I simply have more of these stashed about in my crochet basket.
I hope this makes joining yarn a bit less intimidating. There are many videos in Internetsvania from the great citizens of Craftsville (totally made up place that exists in my head where everyone crafts and you can borrow a cup of mod podge from your neighbor as if it were sugar) that will show you how to join yarns. Some folks have their own way of doing it. I was never taught how and simply fumbled til I found what works for me. Practice multiple ways until you find your most comfortable and dependable way.
Please leave a comment if this was helpful to you (or if you are the Big Bad Wolf and need to tell me I am doing it "wrong") because I appreciate all feedback (even wolfie criticisms that are huffed and puffed).