How to seamlessly change colors in crochet in the round

 

Did you know there is a way to change colors in crochet seamlessly when working in the round? You have no idea what I mean? Let’s explain things, then.

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How to change colors in crochet in the round.Use this simple technique to seamlessly change colors when working in the round using single crochet stitches. Especially useful in amigurumi making but not limited there. Photo tutorial #crochet #colorchange

 

It is most commonly used in amigurumi making -because of the single crochets- but it’s not limited there.

When you are crocheting in the round using single crochet and you want to change your yarn color in the middle of the row you get these annoying little spots of the previous color. Can you see them in the photo?

How to change colors in crochet in the round.Use this simple technique to seamlessly change colors when working in the round using single crochet stitches. Especially useful in amigurumi making but not limited there. Photo tutorial #crochet #colorchange

There is one little trick that will make your color changes as seamless as possible. Follow the photo tutorial below and you will master this technique in a minute.

How to change colors in crochet in the round.Use this simple technique to seamlessly change colors when working in the round using single crochet stitches. Especially useful in amigurumi making but not limited there. Photo tutorial #crochet #colorchange

 

How to change colors in crochet – photo tutorial

 

In the last single crochet before the color change, insert hook in the indicated stitch, pull up a loop. In other words, make a single crochet but don’t finish it!

How to change colors in crochet in the round. Use this simple technique to seamlessly change colors wen working in the round using single crochet stitches. Especially useful in amigurumi making but not limited there.

Grab the second color with your crochet hook and finish that single crochet.

How to change colors in crochet in the round. Use this simple technique to seamlessly change colors wen working in the round using single crochet stitches. Especially useful in amigurumi making but not limited there.

You have a nice finished single crochet in gray and a purple loop on your hook. You will now continue with the purple yarn.

How to change colors in crochet in the round. Use this simple technique to seamlessly change colors wen working in the round using single crochet stitches. Especially useful in amigurumi making but not limited there. Photo tutorial.

I usually grab and weave the loose end of the new yarn with my main color in the first stitches. You will crochet over these two strands as normal and carry the main color yarn with you until the place you will need it again.

How to change colors in crochet in the round. Use this simple technique to seamlessly change colors wen working in the round using single crochet stitches. Especially useful in amigurumi making but not limited there. Photo tutorial.

Hold your new working yarn -the purple- as you usually do and crochet as you would normally do. The only difference is that you place the other yarn -and the loose end if you like- on the back of the stitches of the previous round. This will hold the yarn hidden and carry it along with you.

How to change colors in crochet in the round. Use this simple technique to seamlessly change colors wen working in the round using single crochet stitches. Especially useful in amigurumi making but not limited there. Photo tutorial.

There we have a clear color change!

How to change colors in crochet in the round. Use this simple technique to seamlessly change colors wen working in the round using single crochet stitches. Especially useful in amigurumi making but not limited there. Photo tutorial.

When you are ready to change back again in the main color, just repeat the process. Make an unfinished single crochet, drop the color you are using, pick up the other one and finish that single crochet.

How to change colors in crochet in the round. Use this simple technique to seamlessly change colors wen working in the round using single crochet stitches. Especially useful in amigurumi making but not limited there. Photo tutorial.

You have now successfully alternate colors once more.

How to change colors in crochet in the round. Use this simple technique to seamlessly change colors when working in the round using single crochet stitches. Especially useful in amigurumi making but not limited there. Photo tutorial.

And this is how clean and seamless your color change in crochet will look when working in the round, using single crochet stitches.

How to change colors in crochet in the round. Use this simple technique to seamlessly change colors when working in the round using single crochet stitches. Especially useful in amigurumi making but not limited there. Photo tutorial.

I am demonstrating this technique using single crochet stitches because it is the most common color changes I found and used. Also, the other color sticking out in the dense single crochet fabric was just too prominent. Although, you can apply it to double crochet and get the same results.

 

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