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How to Change Colors Within a Double Crochet Stitch

To change to a different color within a row or round, the new color is introduced on the last loop of the stitch just before the stitch that will be made in the new color. This method makes a smooth transition to the new color.

Below, I've outlined, step-by-step, how to change to a new color within a double crochet stitch.

Begin with old color:
Yarn over hook.
Insert hook in the next stitch to be worked.
Yarn over hook.
Pull yarn through stitch.
Yarn over hook.
Pull yarn through 2 loops on hook.

Drop old color at this point. Continue with new color:
With new color: Yarn over hook.
Pull new color yarn through last 2 loops on hook (one double crochet made, with a color change). The next stitch worked will be done in the new color.

Photo How-Tos For Details Of Changing Colors Within A Row (What To Do With Unused Color Strands, And So Forth): http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa041203.htm

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