How To Change Colors In Crochet

Have you ever asked yourself what is color changing? Or how to change color while you’re crocheting? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This blog post includes a written and a photo tutorial of my favorite method to change colors in crochet. This technique of color changing is, in my opinion, one of the easiest and least noticeable. The technique of color changing is used in all forms of crochet. It helps you switch your project from one color yarn to another. Learning how to change color can take your next crochet project to a whole new level. It will also help you more easily read and understand some crochet patterns.

Step 1:

Work all of the stitches up until the last stitch before you need to change colors.

Step 2:

Insert your hook into the last stitch, yarn over, and pull through. Do not yarn over and complete the stitch. After this step, you should have two loops on your hook.

Step 3:

Pick up the color you will be changing your project to, yarn over, and complete the stitch with that color. Chain one to make sure you secure the change in color and then continue on with the instructions of the pattern you are working on.

Step 4: (Optional)

As you continue working, crochet over the yarn tail that was created when you changed colors to make sure your work is secure.

There you have it! I hope this post was helpful, and hopefully, you learned something new. Color changing is one of my favorite techniques to use. It can make your work and projects more colorful and add some character to them. It is also easier, in my opinion, to color change rather than fasten off each color and reattach the next one. If this is a technique you’d like to practice, I have linked below a few free patterns to try out. All of the patterns listed below are free and designed by me. You can also check out the free patterns section of my blog for more.

Cute Bee Pattern

Alex The Astronaut Pattern

Bonnie The Bunny Pattern

More free patterns here -> Free Critter Crochet Patterns.

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Hi, I'm Elizabeth and I'm a 20-year-old crochet artist, blogger, and designer!

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