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Learn About Changing Colors in Crochet

By January 1, 2014

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Crochet Baby Blanket With Color Changes Crochet Baby Blanket With Color Changes - Photo Amy Solovay

Have you learned how to change colors in crochet? If not, we'll teach you how to do it -- for free!

A basic color change is really, really easy to do. When I was a new crocheter, I mastered it pretty quickly, and I am sure you will too if you haven't already.

After learning that, you'll be able to crochet striped patterns, multicolored granny squares, and things like that.

The next step after that is learning the technique of tapestry crochet. Tapestry crochet is a little more challenging; it isn't hard, exactly, but it takes some practice to achieve good results with it. In my opinion, the trickiest part is achieving a consistent tension throughout a piece.

I usually label my tapestry crochet patterns as either "intermediate" or "advanced / experienced," depending on the pattern and how complex it is. In either case, please don't let the skill level rating scare you away, even if you don't think of yourself as intermediate / advanced / experienced. You can do this if you are willing to devote a little effort to it. In my free tapestry crochet tutorial, I demonstrate the technique to you step-by-step, so you can see exactly how to do it.

If you're interested in learning this technique and you want to start off with a relatively easy pattern, this frame design and this checkerboard pattern are two of the easiest tapestry crochet patterns I have posted. Pictured above, you can see a picture of a baby blanket you can make from the checkerboard pattern. There are lots of other possibilities if you have a different type of project in mind; it's a versatile pattern.

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