May 29th, 2012
Thanks to Sara Delaney for sharing today’s crochet tip.
Changing color in crochet can be a bit tricky if it happens in the middle of a row(round). There is one simple step that makes the transition seamless and keeps your stitches all the right color.
The trouble many crocheters run into when changing color is 2-tone stitches. You can see the top of the stitch is our old color while the post, or body, of the stitch is the new color.
To avoid this problem you’ll want to begin the last stitch of your current color but STOP before doing the last yarn over.
Now you can grab a loop of your new color and pull through the 2 loops remaining on your hook to finish the stitch.
Continue on, working with your new color.
This technique works with every crochet stitch, just remember to change to your new color with the last yarn over of the stitch and you’ll have a beautiful color transition every time.
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