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Colour Change Tutorials (left-handed)

Link easily to this tutorial in your patterns: or

Looking for the right-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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  1. Melanie said

    Love the leftie tuts, I had to teach myself from rightie books, etc., back in the day! Am working on your alpaca pattern ATM. Thank you!

  2. Susan said

    I am crocheting the giant panda and am left-handed. The eyes are not coming out correctly. Do I need to change the pattern if I’m crocheting left-handed? I’m a new crocheter!

    • June said

      Susan, not at all – in fact, I’m left-handed too! All my patterns work for right-or left-handers; the only difference is that your work will be a mirror-image of a right-handed person’s.

      If the eye patches don’t look right, you’re probably miscounting your stitches or misreading the pattern. Those colour changes may be a bit of a challenge for you as a new crocheter, but, provided you count your stitches carefully and follow the pattern exactly, you should be fine. If you still have problems, send me a photo of the panda’s head so far and I’ll tell you where you’ve gone wrong 🙂

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