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How to Color Change without Knots


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Making beautiful crochet patterns is in your blood, if you love doing it then you'll love all the patterns we have for you. Being a crocheter, whether you're a beginner or more advanced takes talent. There's something special about those who have such a talent. Not only does it take patience, but you also need time.

There are plenty of free crochet patterns out there that can be put together in no time, while others can take days. Best of all about these crochet patterns is you can change colors depending on what you're making. If you're making a free crochet afghan pattern you might want it to be multi colored for a more fun look. Or maybe you're making a sweater that has two different complimentary colors. If you're unsure of how to change colors here you can learn how to change colors without the knots. Included is a video.

Changing yarn colors in crochet patterns is easier than you might think. The technique used is the same for any kind of pattern whether it's double, treble or a double treble stitch. When you're ready to change colors all you have to do is pull up the first loop for a single crochet in the old color, then pull the new color through the last two loops to complete that single crochet, it's that easy.

Here you can watch a video on how to color change without knots:



Some fun free crochet patterns that might call for color change are:

Bright Falling Leaves Afghan- A free crochet afghan pattern like this one is exquisite. Not only is there beautiful detail, but it allows you to use multiple colors. It's an intermediate pattern that would look great in any room, especially sprawled out on your bed.

Presents Crochet Pillows- You will just love these pillows the second you see them. You can present them around the holidays for all your guests to see. Put them under the tree and see if anyone notices they're not real.

His and Hers Outdoor Sweaters- If you don't want to use a multi colored skein of yarn you can change your colors and still get the same look. This pattern is fun as you and your spouse can wear similar sweaters, it makes for a great Christmas card picture.

Baltic Scarf- The colors of this free crochet scarf pattern are brilliant. They are bright and will make you feel warm and cozy. You can always choose your own colors too if you wanted. It's an easy crochet pattern that's calling your name.

Keep in mind you can take any crochet pattern and make it your own. Just because the pattern only calls for one color doesn't mean you can't use two or three different colors.


NEW color changing patterns!

  1. Color Lovers Crochet Afghan
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  4. Pumpkin Spice Crochet Afghan
  5. Earth and Sky Scarf
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I was always afraid to end off my colors this way, thinking I'd have all these ends sticking out when the project was used and slightly stretched. So I've been spending HOURS weaving 10-12 inch ends into my work. I'm going to try this with the afghan I just started last night, it looks much neater than what I've been doing, and MUCH neater than trying to carry 4 or more colors down the side of the work! Thanks for an easy to understand video/technique! -)

I love this. I have forgotten some of the tips. Aurora Livingston

I really appreciate the tutorials. I'm not new to crocheting but had put it down for a while (years) and now found new methods --and now can I can be sure to get my work to look as it should. Thank you!

great video

This would be great, if the all-important video wasn't missing. :(

You should try refreshing the page. Sometimes a page might get stuck in "reader" mode, so either refresh or exit and enter again (in a new tab, even).

Thank you so much! That is exactly what I needed to know. Stacy

Love it I was doing something like ,but now I know how to do it better

I have been crocheting since I was a kid. I wish I had known this method 50 years ago!! It's so much neater and easier than making numerous knots and still worrying that it's going to unravel. Thanks so much!!!

Mike gives the best instructions! I absolutely love His presentations as He is never boring and has a very pleasant voice.Easy to understand and you can see what He is doing.Excellent as usual.

No link to see the video. Sounds easy enough.

Thanks for the way to change without knotting. Now I can have my work look and be better.

tank you I just learn a new way to change color without knots I like that.Just starting back crocheting and loving it

This is the way I've always changed my colors. But if you just crochet over the ends like that, they will work their way out real soon. What I do is tie them together, as in the first tie when tying your shoe laces, then I pull the through the backs only of the row (same as shown here, just pull them through instead of just laying them on top). There sis no knot lump, and the ends are a lot more secure. :)

Thank you for the tutorial, most helpful. Thank you for all the wonderful freebies you share with us, especially for those on a very fixed income of which I am one!!! I love crochet and have been doing it for decades now, especially thread crochet.

wow that was so much easier than I thought it would be. Thanks so much!!

I have always wanted to find a better way to do a color change without a knot. Thank you for the great idea. Very Helpful. I will surely be using it from now on. One question, how do you know was a K size crochet hook is if all the needles are in numbers. Please help me with this one. Thanks again.

So easy! I might actually remember this one :)

Loved it. I always made knots in the past and now I shall change colors properly. Great video. Thanks

Brilliant!!! Thanks so much for the tip. I will be using this technique today on my lapghan.

I love it, I've just got to remember to lay those pieces on the top of the row as I go. Great and so neat.

I never knew that the way I was doing it was actually right! Thank you for the video and for letting me know I have been doing it the proper way all along!


We're happy to hear it, Lucy! Thanks for the kind words :) We'd love to see the scarf when you're done, if you'd like to post a photo on our Facebook page! --Editors of AllFreeCrochet

I've been crocheting for about 11 years, and I've never, ever seen something like this. Ironically, I'm working on a two-tone scarf, and this video will help me so much! Thank you, AllFreeCrochet!!! Great job! Lucy L, Bronx

I saw a red rug or mat with black cats croceted in but cannot find it now. Anyone know where it is?? Thanks, Sharon

I saw a red rug or mat with black cats croceted in but cannot find it now. Anyone know where it is?? Thanks, Sharon

So easy to understand and see the process! Can't wait to try it on my project!!

I hold my alot different ,people tell me that I am doing it to tight....Dont know how to loosen yarn up ..I will sent a pic what I am talking about. didnt know how to connect a different color yarn. Thank You

I am a 2nd tier beginner....thank you so much for the color change instructions....I never knew how, so I had a lot of I can't wait to change colors and have a nicely finished piece!!! CW DeWitt

Excellent,thank you.

@MyrnaT3 - Glad you enjoyed the tutorial. We don't have a video specifically on how to change colors in the middle of a row, but this video might have some helpful tips for you: -The editors of AllFreeCrochet

This was beautifully presented. Do you have a similar video on how to change colors in the middle of a row and "carry" the old color? Mine always shows through. Thanks!

I found this video very helpful. Thank you.

Great video. I have almost finished an afghan, when I changed colors I tied them together so I have knots on the sides. How can I go back and fix, secure, where I knotted them so that they do not come undone later? thanks!


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