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Colour Change Tutorials (right-handed)

Link easily to this tutorial in your patterns: www.planetjune.com/colour or www.planetjune.com/color

Looking for the left-handed version? Or the video tutorial? Or tips on what to do with the other yarn colour? If not, read on:

Colour change after a single crochet stitch

Note: In the photographs, A = white, B = grey)
Crochet with colour A until you come to the last stitch in colour A:

To make the last stitch of A, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop:

Holding the end of yarn B behind your work, yarn over with B, and draw through both loops on hook:

Make the next stitch as normal, using yarn B.

Colour change after a single crochet decrease

Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop:

Yarn over with the new colour, and draw through all three loops on hook:

Make the next stitch as normal, using the new colour.

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11 Comments »

  1. Brittany said

    wow! now it all makes sense! thanks so much!!

  2. Katja Majori said

    OMG thanks I never knew how to do a clean color change. I kinda just improvised and it looked decent but damn… this it a lot better then my way! thanks much!

  3. Bookworm said

    This is helpful. I wanted to make something for a friend who’s beagle just died but wasn’t sure how to do this. Using your instructions, so far so good. I will say though, maybe the pictures would be slightly easier to follow if the color difference between the two yarns was more distinct, maybe a white and a blue? It was a little hard for me, sometimes the gray looked like the white and then things didn’t completely make sense to me.

  4. Lisa said

    I have been using this method to change colours in for example, this pattern: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80975AD.html
    However, I find if I do use this method when working in a round, colour A interrupts colour B when I do change to it, and the whole colour A and B change is kind of abrupt. To remedy this, would I have to join, then chain one to start another round of the colour?

  5. June said

    Lisa: yes, that’s right. The only way to make stripes without a ‘jog’ at the end of the rounds where you change colour is to join at the end of each round and then ch 1, instead of crocheting in a continuous spiral.

  6. Could you tell me how you change colours in Amigurumi when working stripes so that there is no obvious change that shows in the row where the change is made?

    Hugs

    Christine

  7. SARAH LANTHIER said

    Hi June.
    when using different colors, for contrast (eg. in Meerkat pattern, should I cut the beige yarn and knot the brown onto it, each time I need to switch yarns for this eye area……………or just allow the different yarns to hang in the back ?
    By allowing them to hang in the back, it appears that it causes the premature rounding of the head.

    Please advise.
    Thanks.

  8. Eve said

    Hi June,
    Thanks for the great tutorials – they’ve really improved my crochet! I have noticed though, when I change colors, it looks great until I crochet the next round – then a speckle of the “other” color becomes visible through the stitch above. Is there any way to remedy this?
    Thanks,
    Eve

    • Eve said

      I’ve ready the “managing yarns changing colors” (properly this time!) And I think the #5 case is the answer for me! A combination of cut and tie and stranding should sort out the problem!

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