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How to… make a magic knot (invisible join)

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An invisible knot is a method of joining two strands of yarn so that, as the name suggest, the join is hidden and so, doesn’t disrupt the pattern of your crocheted item. Typically, this type of knot is only used to join together the same coloured yarn strands, for example, when you run out of colour part-way through a project and need to add in a new skein.

Technique:

Step 1:

Lay the two yarn strands parallel to one another but with their ends facing in opposite directions.

Step 2:

Take the top strand and lay this over the bottom strand.

Step 3:

Bring the top strand underneath the bottom strand to form a loop.

Step 4:

Tuck the end of the top strand through the loop you’ve just made.

Then pull tight to close the knot.

We’re now going to repeat steps 2- 4 for the second strand.

Step 5:

Swap the strands around.

Step 6:

Take the top strand and lay this over the bottom strand.

Step 7:

Bring the top strand underneath the bottom strand to form a loop.

Step 8:

Tuck the end of the top strand through the loop you’ve just made. The pull tight to make the second knot.

Step 9:

Take the strands still connected to your yarn/crochet project.

Then pull tight to bring the two knots together.

This now forms your invisible join. As long as you have tightened your knots securely, you can cut the yarn tails right up to the knot without the knot coming undone. However, as an added layer of security, I like to instead, weave the tails into my project.

Tools

For this tutorial I will use:

As always, i’d love to see what you all end up making, you can share them with me via my instagram @SophieStitches_UK.

Happy crocheting!

Sophie

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