Did you guys knows about this? Joining new yarn with a double crochet? Is everyone but me out there making stripey crochet projects with ease and beautiful stitches?
What's that? It's probably most of you?
Well, here's a video for the rest of us who might want in on the fun.
Oh that's right--that's the left-handed tutorial.
I know I normally post a right-handed crochet tutorial, and then a video for left-handed learners, but I felt like mixing it up this week and getting crazy.
Yes, I know your definition of 'mixing it up and getting crazy' may differ from mine. But I felt like breaking with routine for a moment, and every bit of change can be exciting. I was looking through some of the crochet tutorials on the Leisure Arts YouTube channel and I wanted to see crochet from the flip side.
I think this is a smart way to add new yarn, whether it's of a different color or not. Starting a new beginning chain can show a loop sometimes, and tying your old yarn and new yarn can create some obvious knots that might be hard to weave in. Joining with the stitch you're already using in your fabric is pretty, and looks seamless.
If you haven't tried, do it! I think the trickiest part is holding the yarnover in place, and even that seems manageable. And you only have to do that once before you're back to your regular crocheting.
Still, every bit of change can be exciting and this seems like a thrilling technique to know. I mean it. Thrilling. It seems much less 'fiddly' than the ways I was already joining yarn, and goodness knows if anything can save me from a bit of frustrated fiddling, I'm going to try it.
Try it! Be thrilled.