Changing colors

Tunisian crochet allows you to play with different colors in multiple ways. Here you’ll find a few things to keep in mind when changing colors.

Before starting a FwdP

Technically, when you work a “standard” RetP, i.e. you pull yarn through 2 loops until there is only 1 loop left on hook, that active loop on the hook is the edge stitch of the new FwdP you are about to start. This small technical detail becomes worth to keep in mind when you plan to change colors on a new FwdP.

When you want to crochet stripes, switch to the new color at the beginning of a FwdP. To get a clean edge, with colors nicely aligned from one row to the next, switch to the new color yarn to pull it through the last 2 loops on hook at the end of the RetP. This way, the edge stitch of the new FwdP is already in the new color.

Changing color at the start of FwdP
Changing color at the start of FwdP

Before starting a RetP

Another way to play with colors in Tunisian crochet is to switch to a new color when you start a RetP. The visual effect will be completely different. No clear stripes, but a mix of colors intertwined with each other.

Changing color at the start of RetP
Changing color at the start of RetP
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