TUNISIAN CROCHET BASICS: Colour Change


HOW TO CHANGE COLOUR IN TUNISIAN CROCHET


Thanks to the very nature of Tunisian Crochet, created through two intertwining stages (remember the Foundation Row?), colour change can help you obtain beautiful colour work in your projects. Indeed, this is one of the greatest qualities of Tunisian Crochet, what makes its texture look so easily recognizable and peculiarly beautiful! You can change colour everywhere within a row, but the results will be different. If  you change colour right before the Return Pass (RP), at the left edge, the new colour will mix beautifully with the previous one, creating a blended shade, whereas if you change it at the beginning of the Forward Pass (FP, at the right edge) the colour change will be neat. Here are the basic colour change methods in Tunisian Crochet.

COLOUR CHANGE AT LEFT EDGE 


Start a standard Reverse Pass by yarning over with colour B, pulling through one loop only once, then through two loops together till the end of the row.

tunisian crochet colour change
colour change at left edge
tunisian crochet colour change
colour change at left edge
tunisian crochet colour change
colour change at left edge


COLOUR CHANGE AT RIGHT EDGE 

Towards the end of the RP, with just two loops left on your hook, yarn over with colour B and pull through, completing the RP. You will end up with one loop on the hook in colour B, ready to start the next FP in this colour. This way the colour change will be neat, and the colours will not mix together as by colour changing at left edge.


tunisian crochet colour change
colour change at right edge


COLOUR CHANGE WITHIN THE ROW 


In the FP, insert the hook under a Vertical Bar, yarn over with colour B and pull up a loop. This way the colour change will be neat.

tunisian crochet colour change
colour change within the row

tunisian crochet colour change
colour change within the row


If you want the colours NOT to mix together and you need to create distinct areas of colours, remember to change yarn in the RP, too, yarning over with the right colour thread at the right time (where you changed colour in the FP) as you proceed across.

tunisian crochet colour change
colour change within the row

tunisian crochet colour change
colour change within the row

You can find colour change explained in my video tutorial as well:



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