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
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)
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.
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