One of the most delightfully wonderful parts about crocheting is all of the brilliant colors and types of yarns to choose from. They are as vast in color as they are in types. Since beginning thirty years ago, the colors have become more vibrant and richer

Afghans are my favorite things to crochet, and over the years they have given me ample opportunity to use the skill of crocheting with many various colors. Whether it be afghans or something as small as a dishcloth we will all reach a place in our crocheting journey where we would like working a project that requires us to change colors in the pattern. It is a very simple technique that can be easily mastered in one afternoon.

Wherever I need to change color or am in need of starting a new skien, I will share a transition that is barely noticeable and easy to master.

So lets get two skiens of yarn of different colors and a hook and you will see how easy this can be.

How to Change Colors Tutorial:

Step 1: Insert stitch into the stitch desire (I am working a double crochet, so I yarn over before I inserted the hook) (picture below)


Step 2: Yarn over and pull up a loop (picture below)


Step 3 On the last step of the any stitch (in our case here it is the double crochet) you will want to switch to the new color, just loop the new yarn on the hook and bring it through to complete the last step. (picture below)


Step Four:  Drop the first yarn (blue in my case) and continue working with the new color (yellow) (picture below)


Just remember whatever stitch you are working, make the color change on the last step of the stitch.

As you can see, the simple few steps have a wonderful effect on your project. Would love to know how you enjoy working it.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.