I am pleased to present this video about how to change color without knots.
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How to Change Color Without Knots LH
In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to change colors without actually making knots. This example here the blue is actually been cut and redone on top of it but you’ll actually cannot see where I have done that. Maybe a professional probably could figure it out. And the actual color change, string change was done right here. So, what I am going to show you is how to change the color without any knots hanging out of your work and remember crochet is all about knot making so why not use what you already have instead of creating another knot that will stick out of your work and be very noticeable at the end.
My name is Michael Sellick and I am the creator of Mikeyssmail. I am here with my friends at AllFreeCrochet.com who have asked me to produce a video on how to change color without knots. So, we are going to finish up this line here and I am just doing a double crochet in this example. You can use this method for any other types of stitches as well. So, we want to go to your very last stitch here so you make sure you get it and we are going to pull through, we are going to pull through two okay and now we are using normally pull through and another two to finish this line. But this is where you are going to grab your secondary color and you can see there is no knots, it is just like so and we are just going to slip that over our hook just like so and pull it through those two just like there.
So now, what we can do is now we can trim and this is about two inches long. You can be a little bit more liberal and then put them longer if you like. Let us pull this blue a little more tighter and trim that about the same length as the pink that we were just working on. So now, we have the two colors and if one is longer than the other no big deal, we can fix that later. So trimming our work, let us chain up three like we normally would with double crochet. And we are only using the pink at this time but you can tell that the pink has not been secured in yet; so one two and three.
So, let us begin the double crochet as normal so grabbing your string but this time what we need to do is just push these strings on top of the line just right on top itself. So, when we go to push in our hook into the stitch, it is actually underneath just like so. So, it is underneath. We are going to lay these stragglers on top so that it is over the hook. So, when we go to pull that material in, it is actually going to grab onto it just right there. So, let us pull through two and two and we want to continue to do that throughout the lines.
So, going to the next one and as you do the first one, you are going to see that it is naturally just staying on top of the line so just go into the stitch, continue to hold those down on top and then just double crochet as normal so just continue to go so, just laying it on top of the line. So, by having it laying on top of the line if this material is stretched at any point, it is not going to fall out because it is actually being worked in like a sandwich in between the two color changes. Also, because these colors kind of compliment each other, you are actually not going to be able to see the color changes in between. You turn it around. You may be able to see the string that’s maybe just coming down a little bit but again not very noticeable.
So, if I wanted to stop here and I do not want anymore stragglers to be buried or loose ends to be buried, I am just going to continue as normal and you could not let these just hang out right where they are right now and what you want to do is just stretch it just like so and using your scissors you can just trim it at that point. Okay, so make sure you stretch it before you trim it because you want to make sure that if it gets stretched any other time, it will not fall out.
So to review, we are going to finish off the last stitch just like so. Going in pulling it through, pull through two and then hold. You want to keep that on there grabbing the blue and let us loop that blue onto the hook. So, you did not do any knots and now using the blue, what we are going to do is chain up three. So at this particular point, you can trim this at two to three inch mark if you want to or you can start just chaining up three, one two and three. And then we can just double crochet our way across and we want to make sure that the pink and the blue are on top. So, we want to make sure that first stitch is established. We are going to lay our blue in the pink on the top of the line and what we are going to just do is crochet into position.
So, going to the next stitch laying it on top just like so. Okay, so then what you can do is to go back two inches on that if you have that opportunity and again you can just trim this at the point that you think you are done.