Learning to change colors seamlessly is one of those “must learn” techniques. There are several different ways you can change colors, but for this color change tutorial we’re going to focus on the most common one used when working fair isle or tapestry crochet.
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Color Change Tutorial
All color changes are worked in the last pull thru of the last stitch of the previous color. Make sure to keep your color changes all on the wrong side of your work.
Photo A: Shows the last stitch in the current color being worked before a color change. Insert your hook, pull up a loop.
Photo B: Yo with the new color, pull thru all loops to complete the stitch.
Photo C: Shows working a stitch in the new color. See the pink arrow. The arrow is pointing to the old color. Lay the old color on top of your work and work the new color around it. By working over the previous colors, you will not have floats on the backside of your work and it will be neater.
Photos D & E: Show a repeat of photos A – C when switching colors back to the first color.
The photo above shows the front side of the swatch.
The photo below shows the back side of the same swatch.
Try the Color Change Tutorial on my Snowflake Keyhole Scarf!
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