When you run out of yarn and need to start a new skein, a magic knot is the perfect way to join two skeins within a loose stitch. It keeps you from worrying about pesky loose ends later unraveling or poking through. Plus this knot is super secure and discrete within a stitch like this one.
Lay your old strand of yarn and your new strand of yarn in opposite directions. I have the strand that is attached to my project on the right and pointing up and the strand that is attached to the new skein on the left and pointing down.
Take the old strand that is attached to your project and slide it underneath the new strand that is attached to the new skein of yarn.
Then loop the old strand over and around the new strand.
Push the end of the old strand through the loop you just formed, making sure that the old strand goes through the loop pointing upwards.
We are essentially just tying a basic simple knot here around the new strand. The only importance is that the end of the strand from the knot points upwards.
Give that knot a nice tug to tighten.
Now that your old strand is knotted around the new strand, take the new strand's loose end and lay it over top of the old strand.
And then loop it around and underneath the old strand.
And push the loose end of the new strand through the loop you just formed. Tie a knot around the old strand of yarn with the loose end pointing down.
Tighten this knot.
Now you'll have two knots. Slide the two knots together by pulling on both strands.
Then cut the two loose ends close by the knot.
Now both of your strands are securely joined together and you can barely see the knot that is in the palm of my hand. Before continuing crocheting, I always like to double check that this magic knot is secure by giving it one last little tug.
And that's it! Congratulations on making a magic knot!
If you look close to where my finger is pointing, you can barely see the knot. This is my go to method for joining two skeins of yarn whenever possible because weaving in loose ends is one of my pet peeves ha ha! Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Happy making!