Learn how to change yarn colors in crochet with this simple step-by-step crochet tutorial! The next time that you need to change yarn colors in a crochet pattern, it will be easy! Promise.
Scroll on down to learn the easy way to go about changing yarn colors in crochet. Enjoy.
The method for changing colors is the same, regardless of what stitch you’re using; single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet or the triple crochet stitch! I am going to use the single crochet stitch below to demonstrate how to use this easy technique.
Follow the simple step by step color-changing tutorial below and will have you no trouble changing any color in crochet in the future. I promise, learning how to go from one yarn color to the next in crochet is super easy.
Read down the best way to change colors while crocheting! Includes a crochet tutorial, YouTube video link and details about the yarn I used for this project.
How Do I Change Colors in Crochet?
I decided to write this tutorial because I realized when I am writing my patterns, I am always telling everyone to change colors during crochet patterns, but I’ve never shown you how!
I was originally afraid of adding stripes to my crochet projects because it seemed daunting and not too much fun to learn. However, once I learned how to do it correctly, it wasn’t as bad as I had imagined!
So, I decided to put together this step-by-step picture tutorial on the best way to learn how to switch colors in crochet. It is straightforward, and you’ll be left wondering why you never tried this before!
In this tutorial, I will be using the following colors of Red Heart Soft yarn:
How to Change Colors in Crochet – Video Tutorial
If you are more of a visual learner, I recreated this tutorial on my YouTube channel as well. The written step-by-step tutorial is below.
Change Colors in the Middle of The Row Too!
Did you know that you can change colors in the middle of a row, too? Well, you can! It actually works the same way! Give it a shot when learning – it really is no different.
How to Change Colors When Crocheting
Skill Level: Basic
- Red Heart Soft Yarn
- 5.5 mm crochet hook
- Written in standard US terms
This tutorial uses single crochet stitch, but it will work the same way with any other of the basic stitches as well.
Step 1: When you are working a crochet project and are ready to change colors, simply continue the last stitch, but before you yarn over for the last time, stop using the current color you are working with and drop it. It was orange for me (see picture)
Step 2: Grab your new color (blue for me) you are changing to and lay it on top of your crochet hook. Leave the previous color alone! 🙂
Step 3: Pull the blue through the two orange loops, turn your project, chain 1 (since I am using single crochets) you would chain two if working with double crochets or 3 if working with triple crochets
Step 4: Continue working your pattern as stated.
Final Project: You have officially learned how to change colors in crochet! This is what the final project looks like with yet another row of a new color added.
Now you are ready to start the Easy Color Blocked Blanket with your new color changing skills!
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