How to Change Colors in Knitting or Crocheting

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How to Change Colors in Knitting or Crocheting

I get asked this question a LOT….

“Chandi, how do I change colors in my knitting (crocheting)?”

It’s so easy.

Knitting is super simple as you just drop the old color and pick up the new. I do give some tips on whether to cut your ends or pull them up the side.

And with crocheting, you just have one little trick to remember.

So have a look and let me know what you think in the comments below.

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By | 2017-09-04T14:05:00+00:00 September 26th, 2014|Crochet, Finishing Techniques, Knitting, Tips & Tricks, Video Tutorials|7 Comments


  1. Claudia September 28, 2014 at 1:10 am - Reply

    This is a good tutorial video, Chandi. In the crocheting, after I add the new color at the beginning of the new row, I will lay the tails across the top of the piece being worked and do the stitches over them so that I won’t have to weave them in later on. For the knitting, though, I wind up having to weave the tails in.

  2. Robin September 28, 2014 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Thank you Chandi! You make it look so easy.

  3. Erica Johnson September 28, 2014 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Alway love the tutorials!! I haven’t had a knit project yet that I have had to change colors but now I think I could do it. Although I do change colors all the time in crochet. And I would have to agree with Ms. Claudia about just working the stitches over the tails. It makes it a lot faster in the end when you are finishing up your project 🙂

    Much Love 🙂

  4. Myrna Pouyatt September 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Thank you Chandi. I never know how I want to do color changes, or even what to do with yarn of multi-colors when the skein runs out. I’m knitting an alpaca vest with a hand-dyed color way, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to felt join the new ball or do it the way you did, by just adding new yarn a beginning of row. I did it the way you did, by joining it at the beginning of the row and I’m glad I did as the tail will be hidden in the seam. Thank you for all your great videos, you have taught me so much. You are such a sweetie!

  5. Barb Snellstrom October 1, 2014 at 12:34 am - Reply

    Chandi you are great,love the videos I can follow everything. Your technique is wonderful. I’m finally learning how to knit. Thank you keep up the good work. Barb Snellstrom

  6. Lauren October 8, 2014 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Your videos are amazing and so easy to follow. Thank you so much for your help!

  7. Barb Lay March 8, 2015 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Live this tip for crochet! I follow what you do for knitting but have not seen this for crochet. Thanks.

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