Crochet Color Changes – Everything You Need to Know

Ever wondered how to add a new ball of yarn when crocheting? Or how to change color in the middle of a row? Or what the heck is the difference between Fair Isle, tapestry, and intarsia crochet? Look no further than this post! Learn everything you need to know about crochet color changes right here.

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Learn about crochet color changes - intarsia, tapestry, fair isle, stripes, and changing color in the middle and end of the row. |

Crochet gets really fun when you dip your toes into color. Whether you’re going for stripes, color blocking, or adding fun words and pictures to your projects, you need to know the right technique to make your colors really pop. This post shares 8 different techniques to add color to your crochet projects.

What You Will Learn

Adding color in crochet doesn’t have to be intimidating. In fact, color takes crochet to the next level and it’s not hard to learn at all. I share my techniques in bright colors with clear video and quality sounds so nothing will separate you from understanding these concepts.

Here’s a breakdown of the crochet techniques we’ll learn today:

  • Changing color at the end of the row, for single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet
  • How to work two color stripes
  • How to work three color stripes WITHOUT cutting yarn
  • Adding a new ball of yarn & dealing with knots
  • Standing stitched and changing color in the round
  • Tapestry crochet
  • Fair Isle crochet
  • Intarsia crochet

Master Crochet Color Change Techniques

Click play on the video below to learn everything you need to know about crochet color changes!

Colorful Crochet Projects

Now that you know everything about crochet color changes, put that knowledge to the test! Try these cool and colorful crochet projects.

Learn about crochet color changes - intarsia, tapestry, fair isle, stripes, and changing color in the middle and end of the row. |

Explore these patterns:

  1. Bright Side Blanket – FREE PATTERN
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  3. Bronwyn Shawl – FREE PATTERN
  4. LoFi Cowl – BUY HERE
  5. Saltwater Afghan – FREE PATTERN
  6. Lemonade Top – BUY HERE
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  • Reply Margot

    Hi wonderful Toni! The YouTube video is showing up as unavailable and it’s not showing up directly through YouTube either… Just wanted to let you know! Thank you so much for the hours you’re putting into this amazing Academy 🙂

    July 21, 2021 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Mayra

    Change colors and having textile build character.

    July 21, 2021 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    I love this tutorial! And all of the info that you share. I def like to carry my work so I don’t have ends but you may have changed my mind a bit with this tutorial. I AGREE that carrying the yarn adds bulk and to be ho est if you are making a tapestry blanket you really only pay attention to the front so the back can be whatever you like. Thank you as always for your AMAZING talent and for being so kind to share with us!!!

    July 21, 2021 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply Gehad

    Can standing stitches be used in rows?

    July 22, 2021 at 5:59 am
  • Reply Frances A

    Hi Toni, I learned something new today. The last 3 ways was new to me. Keep up the great work. Loving your tutorial and thanks for the free pattern!!!

    July 22, 2021 at 8:25 am
  • Reply Jessica

    The video was so helpful! I stayed away from Granny stripes after a disaster with color change, but I want to try it again with the carry up the side method.

    July 22, 2021 at 2:45 pm
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