Crocheting with Three Strands of Yarn

Master the process of crocheting with more than one strand of yarn at a time with this simple photo tutorial. Once you practice this technique with the Chevron City Pillow, you’ll want to make all sorts of quick and easy projects!

  1. Begin by making the yarn into an S-shape.
  2. Pinch the center of the S to pick up 3 strands of yarn.
  3. Make a slipknot onto your crochet hook, wrapping all 3 strands together.
  4. Placing your fingers through the lp of yarn, pick up the single strand of yarn coming from the cake and pull it through the lp.
  5. Pull a length of yarn off of the cake to make a long lp.
  6. Pull the 3 strands of yarn together so that the single strand winds off of the cake to join the new long lp.
  7. Crochet using all 3 strands.
  8. Rep the chaining method when you reach the end of a lp; pull the single strand through the end of the lp to make a new long lp and allow the single strand to pull off of the cake as you crochet along.

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    • Nicola P.

      Hi Diana! Yes, this is a magazine subscription, but not a traditional print magazine subscription. I Like Crochet is a digital-only publication with instant access to all of our past issues. Let us know if you have any questions! – Nicola

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  • Marilyn P.

    Wow, have been crocheting for over 50 years & just learned something new. THANKS!

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  • Michelle W.

    Is there a video tutorial of this? I’m a little confused but want to try this. Thank you for your time and help.

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    • Nicola P.

      Hello! We don’t have a video for this technique yet, but it is a good idea! If there’s a particular part you aren’t understanding let us know and we can see if the designer has any additional advice. Thanks! – Nicola

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    • Nicola P.

      Hi Barbara! Sorry for any confusion, but we are a digital-only magazine. Please let us know if you have any questions at all! – Nicola

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    • Nicola P.

      Hi Jennifer! We don’t have a video for this technique yet, but it is a good idea! If there’s a particular part you aren’t understanding let us know and we can see if the designer has any additional advice. Thanks! – Nicola

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    • Stacy O.

      I think the confusion comes from are you using only one strand as the slip knot? I thought it was very confusing as well to be honest. A better explanation would be awesome.

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      • Nicola P.

        We’ve reached out to the designer for clarification and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola

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  • Kerry S.

    WOW, what a wonderfully, deceptively simple way of doing this, I had always thought this was way too hard and it isn’t – Thanks for the photos.

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