Learn How to Crochet Series – How to Change Color

In today’s lesson you’ll learn how to change color!  Our video will demonstrate changing color at the end of a row and changing color throughout a row. We’ll also demonstrate carrying the yarn throughout and dropping a color and picking it back up again.

If you haven’t yet learned the basics go check out our first lesson on YouTube.

Lesson #1 will teach the ultimate basic step, HOW TO HOLD THE YARN AND CHAIN

For my learn to crochet series I will be using Super Bulky weight #6 yarn and a 9mm crochet hook.  You can use any hook and yarn weight but I feel learning with a larger hook and weight yarn is easier. In today’s lesson we use the color Salmon and Mountie Mango.

Yarn used in video series – Sugar Bush Yarns Chill

We use the single crochet stitch in this lesson you can review how to single crochet (sc) in lesson #2

Lesson #2 How to Single Crochet (sc)

Watch Today’s Lesson


Written Instructions:


Contrast Color – CC

Chain – ch

Main Color – MC

Single Crochet – sc

Repeat – Rep

Right Side – RS

Stitch(es) – st (sts)

Wrong Side – WS

When changing colors, work last yarn over of last stitch with next color.

Mountie Mango (MC)

Salmon (CC)

Row 1 (WS): With MC ch 11, work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, change to CC (drop MC don’t cut), turn—10 sts.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1 (not included as a stitch),work 1 sc in each st across, turn—10 sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across, change to MC (grab dropped yarn), turn—10 sts.

Row 4: Ch 1, work 1 sc in first st, change to CC, work 1 sc in next st, change to MC, *work 1 sc in next st, change to CC, work 1 sc in next st; rep from * across, turn—10 sts.

Rows 5-6: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across (carry MC throughout, at the end of Row 6 change to MC, drop CC and cut), turn—10 sts.

Rows 7-8: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across, turn—10 sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  Please email with any questions or any requests you have!

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