Today I’ll show you a super cool technique that is surprisingly easy. I’ve seen a lot of really cool crochet image projects and have been wanting to try one out myself. The key skill that you need to create these one-of-a-kind projects is crocheting with multiple colours at once.
Of course you don’t want to be tying of a bunch of loose ends and cutting your yarn every few stitches so I’m going to show you how to keep your colours running through your project so you can switch colours in a matter of seconds. No cutting required!
To start I just did a few rows of single crochet for something to work on.
When you are ready to change colours do not finish your last stitch. As you can see I have the two loops on the hook from the last single crochet. To complete the stitch YO with your new colour and pull through to complete the single crochet.
This does not count as your first stitch in the new colour, you are simply attaching the new colour to the final stitch of your first colour.
Keep your first colour (pink) and the tail of your new colour held along the edge of your crochet work.
Continue to crochet as normal with your new colour but just be sure to keep your extra strands of yarn tucked in so that your new stitches are hiding them.
When you reach the end of your work turn like you normally would and chain 1.
Make sure the colour you aren’t using is still held along the back of your work.
- After you pull through the new colour, tighten the stitch by pulling gently on the tail of the old colour.
- Once you have crocheted over the tail of the previous colour with about 4 or 5 stitches it is safe to trim the rest of it off to limit the amount of strands you have to tuck in.
And that’s it! Easy right?
This can be done with multiple colours at once, just make sure they are all tucked in as you go.
Check back in a couple of weeks to see my multi-coloured crochet creation. *Hint* there might even be a free crochet pattern in there you you guys 🙂
Let me know in the comments if you are having trouble with any of the steps. Or you can always email firstname.lastname@example.org with comments, questions or just to say hi!
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