Jul 28, 2015

Change Colors in Crochet Seamlessly…without that little bridge!

by Angela | 4 Comments

How to change colors seamlessly in crochet

 Do you know how to change colors in crochet?  If you do, how about seamlessly?

This is a really cool trick to add in a new color and make it look perfect!

If you’re familiar with joining in a new color…you know that little bridge you get when normally adding in new color before starting your next stitch?!  Well, this gets rid of that and blends in effortlessly with the rest of your stitches!

If you’ve never joined in a new color, then you’ll love this technique to start of learning!

Enjoy the video below, follow the photo tutorial…or both! 🙂

 

So, the basic concepts is to create your stitch, and stop right before your very last draw through.

In the example below, I will be showing you how to add new color when double crocheting.  If you are working another type of stitch, like single crochet, half double crochet, etc…just remember to stop right before your last draw through!

Let’s begin!

How to change colors seamlessly in crochet I am going to work my next double crochet, so yarn over with the yarn you’ve been using.

How to change colors seamlessly in crochet Go through the next stitch as normal.

How to change colors seamlessly in crochet Draw your yarn over back through the stitch, towards you.

How to change colors seamlessly in crochet You now have 3 stitches on your hook.  Yarn over again.

How to change colors seamlessly in crochet Now, draw your yarn over back through only the first 2 loops.

How to change colors seamlessly in crochetHere is where the fun begins!

Normally you would yarn over and draw through these last two loops for a double crochet…

This is the point where you will add in your new yarn color!

How to change colors seamlessly in crochet Loop your new yarn color over your hook!

How to change colors seamlessly in crochetDraw your new yarn color back through the last two loops on your hook!

How to change colors seamlessly in crochet Hold down your old yarn and new yarn tail down in the back with your fingers until your next double crochet is worked.  This will keep your loop from getting loose and loppy!  You will weave in these yarn tails into their own color section once finished.

You are now prepped to start crocheting in your new yarn color!

How to change colors seamlessly in crochet Continue crocheting as you normally would with your awesome new color! 😉

How to change colors seamlessly in crochet That’s it!  You now know how to join in a new color when crocheting…seamlessly!  Yay!

May this new learned skill empower you to crochet all you can!

Got questions?  Ask away in comments below! 🙂

Keep Crocheting!

Angela from Creatiknit.com

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Comments

  1. Kathleen Goracke says:

    Thank you.

    1. Angela says:

      You’re SO welcome Kathleen! 🙂

  2. Barbara NeSmith says:

    Would you also make a video of how you work in the ends were you joined the colors?

    1. Angela says:

      Barbara, I will definitely look into that! 🙂

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