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Changing Colors in Crochet: Middle of a Row

How to Change Yarn Colors in the Middle of a Row
How to Change Yarn Colors in the Middle of a Row

As you're crocheting a project, it's likely that you'll want to switch colors throughout to give your end result a little variety. The question remains, though, how do you switch colors? There are actually a few methods out there for changing color, but here's one of our favorites, presented by Chris Hammond. It's easy and there are no knots involved! Watch the video above, and check out our written instructions below.

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Changing Colors in the Middle of a Row

  1. The easiest way to change colors is by doing so at the end of one stitch, right before you want the next stitch in a new color.
  2. You're going to finish your stitch (any stitch, doesn't matter) up until the last yarn over. 
  3. When you get there, pick up the new color (leave a tail for weaving in later) and finish that last yearn over with both colors
  4. Then drop the old color and just continue on with the new color.

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I do have a concern with not tying off the colors at change over. What keeps the colors from coming unraveled later on at your switching points?

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