corner to corner afghan day two

November 5, 2008 at 4:55 pm (corner to corner afghan tut, free patterns)

Today I’ll show you how to change colors various ways within the corner to corner afghan. Photos are all clickable if you’d like to see larger views, and any questions please ask me! 

So today we are changing colors. There are different ways of doing this.  The technique is all the same, it’s the location that’s different – and thus, the finished look.

First – changing colors whenever we run out of yarn. You’ll change colors like any other color change in double crochet:

yarn over hook, insert hook in chain space and pull through yarn (three loops on hook), yarn over hook and pull through one loop (two remaining loops), drop old color/cut old yarn color, pick up new color, yarn around hook, pull through remaining two loops: one loop left on crochet hook. And continue making your shells as usual.

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That is my least favorite way of changing colors in this pattern/stitch – it’s OK, but I think it looks a little messy. We can do better.

Change colors as before, but this time, complete a full shell. Instead of slipping into the next chain space with the old color, pick up the next color, and continue with the new color.

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My favorite way of changing colors is at the end of a full row, for a nice, clean color change.

Finish your last shell with your old color, but in the last double crochet of the shell, change colors. Now chain 6 with the new color, and continue as usual.

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