How to Change Thread When Crocheting

Whether you are changing colors or joining two skeins, this method is easy and works well for either single or double crochet stitches.

You will need

  • Yarn/thread
  • Crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Step 1 Finish first thread Pause your crocheting before you run out of the old thread. Leave a tail at least 4 inches long.

Step 2 Position new thread Position the new yarn on top of the last row of stitches.

Step 3 Yarn over Wrap the new thread behind and over the needle to yarn over.

Step 4 Join Hook the new thread and pull it through the two loops on the needle.

Step 5 Crochet Continue making crochet stitches with the new thread.

Step 6 Knotted join Join the two threads with a small knot if the previous method fails.

Step 7 Weave ends Weave in the loose ends across a row with a yarn needle.