How to join colors in this pattern

In this pattern we use a new color for each row.o

  1. Join each color with a slip stitch, 
  2. Work 1sc, over the slip stitch to secure the yarn, this completes the join.
  3. The join counts as the first chain ,
  4. then work the remainder of the required first chain as indicated in the pattern.

For example,  

  • add 2ch if you require a 2ch start for hdc
  • ch2 if you require a 3ch for a dc start.