Colour change tutorial

When crocheting squares and rounds and hexagons, like the African Flower,
there are several ways to make a colour change on a new round.
Here is how I do it.

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You have made the last chain stitch of the first row of an African Flower.

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Now cut the yarn.

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Pull the yarn through the chain stitch.

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Insert the hook at the top of the first dc on row one.

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Get the loose end with the hook.

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Pull the yarn through.

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Insert the hook from below in the last chain stitch of the round and get the yarn.

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Pull the yarn through to the back.

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Now your crochet piece will look like this.
The joining between the first dc and the last chain stitch of round one
is almost invisible, looking same as all the other stitches.

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Now insert the hook at the joining point and get the new yarn.

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Pull the yarn through to make the first loop.

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Get the yarn again with the hook to make the first chain stitch,
and make sure the loose end of the yarn is above the hook.

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Pull the yarn through and your first chain stitch is made.
Notice how the loose end is above the yarn and behind the stitch.

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Now when you make the second chain stitch the loose end gets locked
between the two stitches. Make the third chain stitch.

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Continue with the dc and make sure both the loose ends lay flat against
the crochet piece and make the dc’s around the loose ends.

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When you made three groups of dc’s your piece will look like this from
the back side. The loose ends are locked by the dc's.

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Cut both the loose ends off and continue crocheting.

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17 kommentarer:

  1. Ja, så lärde man sig något nytt igen. Jag brukar alltid avsluta med smygmaska i 3e luftmaskan av första stolpen och SEN klippa tråden. Men det här var ju ett helt annat sätt att göra det på. Måste genast testa.

    Av ren nyfikenhet, virkar du bara i bomull, vilken nål brukar du använda, 3,5-4? Tips på bra ställe att shoppa bomullsgarn på?

    Jag har provat lite allt möjligt men tycker att det är svårt att hitta fint bomullsgarn. dom tvinnar liksom upp sig lätt... Och dessutom gillar jag bäst att använda virknål 4 och bomullsgarn är ofta lite tunnare...
    ANnette

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  2. Hmm...jag minns inte ens hur jag gör, det går liksom av bara farten...!? :-)

    Roligt med lite nytt, tänker också prova det här.

    SvaraRadera
  3. That's a very neat method!

    SvaraRadera
  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    I always do it the way you do it.
    I saw on a lot of blogs that people made knots to join a new colour, while I was taught never to knot.
    I was beginning to feel old fashioned, it being years ago that I was taught LOL.
    Thanks again.

    SvaraRadera
  5. bennycatgirl7 maj 2010 13:59

    Thank you for a nice clear description! I was just wondering the other day how you get such nice clean colour changes in your pieces.

    Now I have to go and try it! :)

    SvaraRadera
  6. thank you for sharing it is always nice to see and learn from others!

    SvaraRadera
  7. Thank you - this is just what I needed. My colour changes always look scrappy. Hopefully it will get better next time.

    SvaraRadera
  8. Jättestort TACK för att du lämnar ut mönstret. Jag måste bara prova denna fina lilla blomma. Skulle vilja veta hur tjockt bomullsgarn du använder. Är det 8/4 och virknål ca 3-3,5? Trevlig helg, nu är det matdags. //MalinSj

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  9. Åh, tack för både inspirationen och den nya kunskapen. Jag vill så gärna göra African flowers, och efter att ha läst det här måste jag prova!

    Det är en docka som ska bli klar först, men sen så.... =)

    Ha en underbar dag!

    SvaraRadera
  10. OH, I wish I have seen this before crocheting my bag... Well, now I have a good reference on how to do it and I thank you very much!

    SvaraRadera
  11. :)ska anvanda din idee :)

    SvaraRadera
  12. Thank you for showing this so clearly! I so wish I had read it y/day before I made 2 African flowers but no matter. I'll train myself to do it this way, as you have such beautifully neat work. :- )
    Hazle

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  13. Thank you. This is what I wanted to know.

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  14. Tack Mia för tipset. Jag ska studera detta närmare med garn och virknål i händerna :-)

    SvaraRadera
  15. Panduro har bra garn upptäckte jag

    SvaraRadera