One of the very common questions I get is about color change in crochet. For some patterns and garments it is not very important, for others – extremely important.
Today I will show you how to correctly change color in the middle of the row. This will work well if you are working in rounds too.
So, the trick is that just before you switch to contrasting color, the last stitch of the main color you complete with contrasting color yarn.
Here is how it works. * Begin to work last stitch in main color, but leave two last loops on hook; yarn over (but this time pick up the contrasting color yarn) and draw it trough both loops. Stitch completed. * Continue to work with contrasting color yarn till the end of row or indicated number of stitches, and when switching back to the main color yarn, repeat from *.
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It is important that you carry the yarn you are not using only on the wrong side. If you have to change colors very often and just for a very few stitches you can carry another color leaving it between the stitches, in other words – working stitches over it. Also the tail from contrasting color you can hide in the same way, not to deal with it later.
I hope you find it useful!
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