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How to Make a Knotless Russian Join

Learn how to make a knotless Russian join with Emi Harrington. This is a really neat technique that will leave your patterns flawless. Watch this video, get some free crochet patterns and practice!


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I love this How to Make a Knotless Russian Join! I learned how to do this when my mom showed me how to crochet about 40 years ago. I never knew there was a name for it and I like the name. I always thought my mom made it up. LOL It does work and after years of washing and wearing items it does hold up. Thank you for showing me that this wasn't my mom's idea and sharing this free how to video that is well done!!

Wow....this is great...will try it on my next project...thank you..

Emi as've done it again. Love coming to you for tips and tutorials.

Wow; I'm truly impressed!

Have been crocheting for years but always had to weave in the ends! Never heard of this join until today! Thank you ... Thank you!!! It will certainly make my projects much more professional looking!!!

Wow. Thanks for that. What a great tip.

oh my gosh, that is amazing. I will surely use this method when I need to add more yarn to a project. many thanks

I've been crocheting for years but never learned this technique until now. This is wonderful. I've always hated having to weave in the loose ends and the way there is a place in the fabric where two yarns join together. This will solve that problem. Thank you so much.

Thank you for this ,my work will be tidier now.I love All free Crochet.


That is one of the coolest things I have EVER seen! :-)

Love that tip, thank you so much. Your tutorials are so easy to understand and follow...once again many thanks.

Very cool! Thank you!

This is MOST AWESOME! I will be using this one for sure... TY so much.

Oh, thank you so much for sharing this and what a great tutorial, what a great time saver! I'm just so tickled to learn this!

That is very cool! Thank you so much.

I've been knitting and crocheting for years but never learned this trick. I LOVE it. It would have saved YEARS of weaving in ends. Thank you so much.

Thank you! Needed to know this and How! ; )

What a wonderful way to join yarn. Thank you so much.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Wonderful to know for my crocheting and my knitting. Debbie

Amazing! Simply Amazing. Thankful and Grateful to you for sharing this technique.

This is a much neater way of changing yarn.

I am a veteran croceter but had never seen this tip before! I feel like a total idiot, since everybody else seemed to pick it up right away - I have watched the video about 10 times but I CANNOT figure out where the loop comes from or where you pull the yarn thru that you have put the stitches in - PLEASE HELP!! I'm dying to start using this technique!

The first loop is obtained with the first strand of yarn folded over to form loop and then thread needle through the yarn (attached to ball), then pull yarn from needle through those "stitches" forming a small loop. Then take the send strand of yarn, thread it through the loop, thread needle with yarn and thread that strand of yarn back into itself. On each end that is left , pull slightly to close up the loop, first on one end, then the other. that should do it.


I began watching this, and after the first few seconds of watching, my jaw just dropped and I watched the duration of the rest of the video in awe, amazed with my mouth open. Very stimulating, WOW! Love this tip.

A great way to join yarn. I will definitely use it. I agree it would be nice to have a copy for reference outside the computer. I have started a notebook of patterns and tips for when I travel. Thank you for your tips.

I love the technique,, but I would like to copy it for myself without using my computer each time I want to look at it. Is there a way? I have been crocheting for 55 years and this is the best tip I have ever seen.

Well, I'm back and just wanted to thank you again because I used this technique yesterday and it really saved the day. I was in the middle of a baby hay and came across a knot in my ball of yarn. The stitch I was using really didn't allow any place to weave in the ends of a traditional join, so I tried the Russian. Unless you're really examining the work, you'd never see it! Yay!

Love this! Wish I'd learned it before I started my "scrap blanket." I thought my exposed knots would be a cool "design element," but since I'm using some really short scraps, I'm ending up with a LOT of knots. I think this technique would have looked neater and even been a more efficient use of my scraps! Looking forward to using it on other projects. Thank you!!!

That is a fantastic way to join yarn! Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial. I really dislike weaving in yarn ends...

This is the best tip I have found ever found. It is just so great I can't tell you how much my crocheting will be better. I hate finishing a project and then have to tuck in all those loose ends. I love it and will be using it from now on.

I think that this is one of the best tips I have ever learned. When I was taught by my mother to crochet I do not think these new tips we even a gleam in my mother's eye. thanks for so many creative people out there.

This is a fabulous technique. So glad I found it!

Thank you so much for this information. I have wanted to learn this for so long. It is great.

I used to pick patterns that didn't require changing colors, because I dislike weaving in ends. You have have made my world colorful again. Thank you!

Fianlly - a better way to join yarn. Excellent idea! This is the best tip I have seen in a while and I will be sharing this with all my yarn-loving buddies. Thanks Emi!

This is my favorite tip ever! Thank you very much for sharing.

Such a wonderful and simple way to combine yarn!!!! Thank-you!!! You are a great teacher!!!

Hooray! My days of weaving in ends have come to a close! Thanks soooooo much!

This is easy and so neat! No more knots! spacebo!

This is great! I've never seen this before. I'm going to share this link with my knitting and crochet friends. Thanks!!!!

Wow I am impressed! In all the years knitting and crocheting I never was taught this! Thank you! I love this site!

Marvelous!!! Always HATED to weave in the ends. Thanks

This is absolutely amazing, thank you for sharing!!!

Awesome! Thank you so much!!

wonderful, Thank you

What a good idea. Wish I had seen this a few days ago.

Great idea. No more unraveled ends! Can't wait to try it.

good idea, good tutorial once you got past the fingernails that took up most of the screen

I had never heard of that!! Great lesson!!

I also hate weaving in all the ends for color changes or motifs, which really limits my choices. This is wonderful. Thanks

Oh amen!!! I hate hate hate weaving in fiddly little ends! I don't know how many projects I've gotten frustrated with or abandoned right at the last step of weaving in yarn ends because I just HATE IT! Did I mention how much I hate it? What a fabulous way to avoid annoying little ends when joining yarn . . . now I shall pray for a way to avoid weaving in ends when joining motif's and squares, arrrgghhh!!!

I agree with whimsical Gal and Member 15262. I've been crocheting for just over 40 years and I thought I knew most of these "tips"; but not so. Thanks!!

I agree. This is a great tip! Well done video, too. Thonks!

This is so neat. I wish I'd know a few days ago. Thanks for the great tip.

thankyou so much for this I got all my bit of yarn and made multi colored crochet ponytail holders ,and coat hanger covers thanks so much ,i did not have the heart to throw the yarn away thanks Rose.

Thank You Emi, For the awesome tip!

My Heavens!! Just when I think I know everything, something so simple and wonderful crops up. I LOVE THIS!! I have been crocheting for 35 years and have never heard of Russian Knot or even thought of this technique. This makes a world of difference when making anything. I learned this just in time too as I will soon be working on my winter/Christmas projects/gifts. Thank you so very much for this tutorial.

Wow! What a great video and way to join yarn. I have been crocheting for over 30 years and have not heard of the Knotless Russian Join. I will be using this method from now on. Especially useful when you are working and along comes a splice in your yarn.Thank you for the great instructions!

Excellent presentation! Video and very clear instruction make this so easy to understand. I love getting special tips and tricks to make the fun even easier as well as prettier. Can't wait to try this one.

This is extremely handy,thank you.

This is wonderful. Thank you

This is a very good and detailed lesson thank you

Excellent! Thank you,so much!

Very Nice!! I always hated seeing the knots ! THANK YOU !!


This is soooo freaking cool!!! I always wanted something like this but would NEVER have thought to do this. Thank you so much.

I am thrilled to death with this joining. I will be using this when I change colors or have to add on new skeins on my afghans and other items i crochet. Thank you so much for this great tip!

took me a bit but i did it! now how do you do it at the end of a row when you change colors and need it to start at the very beginning without slack?

I wish I had found this video when I first started to crochet....would have saved me a ton of yarn...but you can believe that I will using it from now on....Thanks

love this tip

This is really neat, thanks a lot


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