When you run out of yarn and need to tie on a new skein, or you're making a scrap yarn project and changing colors, the magic knot is the best knot to use!
Here's why you should try the magic knot instead of a regular square knot...
1. The Magic Knot is sturdy. I have used hundreds of these and I have never had one come undone. Unlike a square knot which can be hit and miss.
2. You can trim off the ends and avoid the tedious task of weaving them into the wrong side of your work later. This knot is so strong that you can cut those ends off super close and you don't have to worry about it unraveling.
3. This knot is small and you can easily hide it inside of the stitches so that it doesn't make a funny bump in your work. It's totally invisible after you crochet it into your piece!
4. The magic knot is quick and easy to do. Once you get the hang of it.
Here's a video to show you exactly how to tie a magic knot.
The hat I'm crocheting in the video is a Pussy Hat that I made for the 2017 Women's March!
Here's what it looks like when it's done. I love it so much. Even though the march is over, I still wear mine all the time!
The magic knot is also super useful when you're doing a lot of color changes and making a scrap yarn beanie! You'll save tons of time weaving in ends if you use the magic knot as you go.