Hate Weaving In Ends? Try This Knot

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Weaving in crochet ends is usually a crocheter's least favorite thing to do. What if I told you there is a secure knot to replace weaving in ends? This crochet knot join is the best ever and works perfectly for patterns like the Classic Granny Stitch Dress when using granny striping or for the Crochet Granny Square Cardigan.

Crocheted blanket in progress with blue, pink, and white yarn, a crochet hook, pink yarn ball, a lit candle on a wooden tray, and a potted plant on a white surface. Nearby, the beginnings of a rectangle crochet bag add to the cozy atmosphere.

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Type of Knot

This knot, known as a Sheet Bend Knot, is commonly used in boating, climbing, and camping. It is versatile enough to be used with ropes or yarns of varying diameters.

My favorite way to use it is when creating a Granny square. Or a Granny Hexagon like with the Granny Hexagon Stocking Pattern.

When To Use The Crochet Knot Join

I like to use this knot join when I know my knots can be hidden, such as on a granny square where the knot can sit on the back. 

Or to join colors with granny striping where I'll crochet a border over the knot. The sheet bend knot provides a strong and secure join between two yarns, ensuring that the new color stays in place without unraveling.

The knot lies flat and can be made small, creating a smooth transition between colors without creating a noticeable bump or bulk in the fabric.

Yarn

Use any weight of yarn, even if they aren't the same weight!

Video Tutorial for the Crochet Knot Join

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Written & Image Knot Instructions

Step 1:

Complete the stitch with the current color, but do not fasten off. Pinch the area to the left of the stitch where the knot should be placed. Undo the last stitch to make room for the knot join.

Hands with cow-patterned nails are crocheting a beige fabric using a teal-handled crochet hook, working towards creating a stylish rectangle crochet bag. A saucer with light yellow paint is partially visible on the right.

Step 2:

Create a loop with the current yarn. The knot will go in the far right area of the loop. Then, grab your new color.

Two hands are crocheting with beige yarn, crafting a beautiful Rectangle Crochet Bag. A green-handled crochet hook is inserted into the stitched fabric. Nearby, a yellow bowl with white flowers is partially visible.

Step 3:

Take the new yarn color and pass it through the loop from back to front.

Close-up of hands crocheting a rectangle crochet bag with beige yarn and a green crochet hook. The nails are painted with a white base and brown spots. White flowers and a yellow container are partially visible.

Step 4:

Pull it through enough to have a tail end for the next steps, approx 5 inches.

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Step 5:

Place the tail end of the new color behind both strands of the original loop. It can be helpful to pinch this area with the left hand.

Close-up of hands with cow-print nail art crocheting a beige and white rectangle crochet bag with a green-handled hook; yarn ball and greenery visible in the background.

Step 6:

Take the new yarn color tail end and place it through the top loop of the new color just made, from front to back.

A person is crocheting with a beige yarn, crafting a Rectangle Crochet Bag. Their hands, featuring cow-patterned nail art, are holding a crochet hook and working on the partially finished piece. A cup and some greenery are in the background.

Step 7:

Take the tail ends and begin to pull them. They should all look entwined together. If one color becomes a knot by itself, pull each end of that color until it pops the alternate color into the knot.

Hands with cow-print nail art crocheting a beige yarn project with a green crochet hook. A small Rectangle Crochet Bag and nearby plants are visible on a white surface.
Two hands crocheting with a green and white crochet hook, crafting what appears to be a rectangle crochet bag. The person is holding beige yarn with cow pattern nail art visible. Nearby are a yellow candle and snow-like decorative branches.

Step 8:

Make sure the knot is tight by pulling one end of each color and then alternating.

Close-up of a person crocheting with a green crochet hook and beige yarn, working on a multicolored rectangle crochet bag; their nails have cow print designs.

Step 9:

Cut the tail end of the new color and the color that's being fastened off, which goes to the yarn ball.

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Step 10:

Now finish the last stitch, letting the knot sit into the edge of your work.

A person is crocheting a rectangle crochet bag with a green-handled crochet hook and light-colored yarn. The project rests on a white surface adorned with leafy decorations, and nearby, there’s a plate with a cup.
Close-up of hands crocheting a rectangle crochet bag with a green-handled crochet hook and cream-colored yarn. The person has nails painted with a cow pattern. A saucer with a candle and flowers is visible in the background.

Step 11:

Your new color is ready to go, and you can continue until the next color change.

A person is crocheting a beige and brown rectangle crochet bag with a green-handled crochet hook. The person has cow-print nail art. A green plant and yellow cup are partially visible in the background.

Finishing

I hope this tutorial boosts your confidence in changing colors for your next crochet project, making the process easier with fewer ends to weave in.

With this crochet knot tip, you might even find yourself finishing projects faster!

Adding a crocheted border around your piece, such as on a blanket, will conceal the knot, keeping it completely hidden.

Other projects to try out this crochet trick is the Quick Crochet Granny Hexagon Ornament or the Fair Isle Crochet Holiday Rug if you want to eliminate the fringe.

Cheers, and happy crocheting!

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