How to keep yarn from tangling in tapestry crochet
When you’re working on a tapestry crochet project, the last thing you want is for your yarns to end up in a tangle. Even when you’re using just two yarns, it is a real pain to be moving the balls around all the time to keep your yarn from tangling. However, there is a really simple way to avoid tangles, which works whether you’re using two, three or even four or more yarns. Read on to find out how…
How to avoid tangles – the two key rules
Follow these two rules to keep your yarn from getting tangled when you’re doing tapestry crochet:
- Keep your yarn balls in the same positions with respect to your work at all times. For example, if you’re using two balls, have one positioned to the front of your work and the other to the back. If you’re using three balls, then have “front”, “middle” and “back” balls.
- When you pick up a yarn to start crocheting with it, pick it up in the same position as the ball of yarn from which it is coming. For example, if you’re picking up the yarn from the front ball, pick it up in front of all of the other yarns. If you’re picking up the yarn from the back ball, pick it up behind all of the other yarns. If you’re picking up yarn from a “middle” ball of yarn, pick it up between the yarns from the other balls of yarn.
So, if you always keep your balls in the same positions and if you pick up your yarn in the same relative position with respect to the other yarns, then your yarns will never get tangled and you can keep on crocheting happily without ever having to untangle your yarns again.
Watch how to keep your yarn from tangling in tapestry crochet
To see clearly what all of that means, check out this quick video tutorial:
2 thoughts on “How to keep yarn from tangling in tapestry crochet”
how about when you turn the piece, how do you keep it from tangling when you turn the work?
Hello, thanks for your comment! That’s a great question but it actually has a really simply answer – I don’t worry about it! If my yarns twist up the side of my work I always cover them over with a border anyway so it doesn’t matter. If you are bothered though, then just make sure you keep your yarn balls in the same relative positions as you turn your work. I hope that helps!