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Super Easy Way to Change Colours in Crochet!

Updated June 20, 2023

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Looking for a quick and easy way to change colours in crochet mid row? Have you been avoiding projects that require a colour change? This super easy technique makes changing colours in crochet a breeze.

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changing colours in crochet mid row

When you come to the stitch you want to change colour in, do the following:

First of all, pull up a loop with your hook.
  • Pull up a loop and take out the hook.
Put your hook back into the top of the stitch.
  • Put your hook into the top of the stitch and into the third loop that is facing you.
Bringing your next colour into the project.
  • Grab your second yarn colour and wrap it around your hook.
  • Pull it through the two loops so you have one loop on your hook of the new colour.
  • Continue to work your stitches into the rest of the row
Pull the tail end of the previous colour.
  • At the end of the row, pull the existing colour tail end and you will be left with a seamless colour change mid row!
Complete colour change mid row.

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How to Crochet: A Handy Reference Guide EBook

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your crochet stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

changing colours in crochet video tutorial

More of a visual learner? Here’s a video tutorial of this technique check out the video below:

Quick and Simple Colour Changes Mid Row – Crochet Video Tutorial

more neat crochet tips

If you liked this tip and would like some more advice on how to keep your crochet neat, check out the ‘How to Achieve Straight Edges’ blog!

 
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