Introduction: How to Change Yarn in Crochet (technique #2)
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In today's Instructable, I want to share with you, another technique to change yarn or color in Crochet.
This one is my favorite to make the change in a round or row in progress =).
Let's begin! =D
Step 1: Video Tutorial
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0:12 Step by step
3:53 Tips and tricks
For this example, my main yarn is going to be the green one, while the pink yarn will be the one that we’re going to add to our current project.
Step 3: Step by Step
First, we’re going to name "Main Yarn", the one that we have been using so far, which in my case will be the green one, and "Secondary Yarn", the one that we are going to add, which in my case will be the pink one.
I strongly recommend you to use the next technique, when you have to change the yarn in a round or row in progress.
First, we are going to take the Secondary Yarn and make an "inverted U".
Hold it with the thumb and index finger of our left hand.
Grab your project and undo the last part of the stitch.
Now, pass the hook through the inverted "U" and pull the hook (with the Secondary Yarn on it)through the unfinished stitch.
Take the Secondary Yarn and wrap it on your hand as you usually do, because we are going to start working with it.
Now, in the nearest stitch of the last round or row, you're going to keep working the stitch that your pattern asks for.
In my case will be a single crochet.
It is really important to secure the new yarn.
To do it, you only need to hide the leftovers of both yarns in the first stitches right after the change.
To make it: when you pass the hook through the top of the stitch, you must put the leftovers of both yarns, over the hook.
As soon as we finished the first stitch with the "secondary yarn", we are going to take a closer look at our project, because we might need to retouch the first stitch made with the "secondary yarn", and/or the last stitch made with the "main yarn", but this is completely up to you and how you see your project, if it looks good, you can keep working, but if it doesn’t, this is the moment to pull the right leftover and make the right adjustment. Once that your project looks perfect, you can keep working the row or round as usual. Don’t forget to keep hiding the leftovers.
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