Whether you crochet, knit, or do other yarn crafts, you have for sure come to the sad end of your ball of yarn. Now, if you are a navigated crafter, this might not be a problem for you as you already know what to do. However, if you are new to the yarn world, you might fall into despair! So, this easy photo tutorial is meant for all of you yarn newbies! Do not despair over your finished yarn ball! Just keep reading and learn how to join yarn with the Magic Knot!
In this step-by-step tutorial on how to join yarn with the magic knot, you’ll see that I will be joining yarn in two different colors.
That’s purely for the sake of clarity. It is way easier to follow what happens to each end of the yarn when you have them in a different color!
Is the Magic Knot Safe?
The magic knot is one of the safest ways of joining your yarn. It is easy to do, it is not too big so that you will easily hide it in your work, and, above all, it will not come undone!
To make extra sure that my yarn is properly joined, I like to use a double level of security! So, what I usually do is to first make a magic knot leaving very long ends (you’ll get what I mean once you see how to make a magic knot later in this post). Then, once my work is done, I like weaving in those long ends.
This way, I feel extra safe that my work will not unravel!
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Magic Knot – Tutorial
Place the two ends of yarn one above the other as shown in the figure below and fold the yarn on the top (green in the picture) over the other (pink).
Slide the green end underneath the pink one. Then, lay the green end on top of the green yarn and make a simple knot.
Repeat the same instructions as in Steps 1 and 2 for the pink yarn.
In short, bring the pink end over the green yarn, then underneath it, and over the main part of the pink itself. Make a simple knot.
Carefully pull the yarn from all four ends as shown by the arrows in the figure below. It is useful to tighten the knots a little bit before pulling them in order not to unfold them.
Pull the yarn so that the knots slide toward each other. Pull the knots tightly in order to secure them and cut the extra tails.
You have successfully learned how to join your yarn with the magic knot!
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