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How to Change Color Without Knots RH
In this tutorial, we’re going to show how to change colors without actually making knots. This example here, the blue has actually been cut and redone on top of it, but you actually can’t see where I’ve done that. Maybe a professional copy could figure it out, the actually color change -- strand change was done right here. So what I’m going to show is how to change the color without any knot hanging out of your work. And remember, crochet is all about knot making, so why not use which 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’m the creator of Mikeyssmails. I’m here with my friends at AllFreeCrochet.com, who have asked me to produce a video on how to change color without knots.
So we’re going to finish going up this line here and I’m 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 your very last stitch here, so we make sure you get it. And we’re going to pull through. We’re going to pull-through two, and now we’re using normally pull-through and another two to finish this line. But this is where you’re going to grab your secondary color and you could see there no knots, it’s just like so. And we’re just going to slip that over our hook, just like so and pull it through those two just like that.
So now what we can do is now we can trim and this about two inches long. You can be a little bit more liberal and then put it longer if you like. Let’s pull this through a little more tighter and trim that about the same length as the paint 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 it out later. So turning our work, let’s chain up three, like we normally would double crochet. And we’re only using the pink at this time but you can tell that the pink is not being secured in yet. So one, two, and three.
So let’s now 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 of slips. So when we go to push in our hook into the stitch, it’s actually underneath, just like so. So it’s underneath, we’re going to lay the stragglers on top that it’s over the hook. So when we go to pull up material in, it’s actually going to grab on to it just right there. So let’s pull-through two, and two. And we want to continue to do that throughout the line. So going to the next one, and after you do the first one, you’re going to see that it’s naturally this thing on top of the line. So just go into the stitch, continue 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 line, if this material is stretched in at any point, it’s not going to follow because it’s actually being worked in like a sandwich in between the two color changes. Also, because these colors kind of compliment each other, you’re actually not going to be able to see the color changes in between. You turn around, you maybe able to see the string, is maybe just coming down a little bit, but again, not very noticeable. So if I want to stop here and I don’t want anymore stragglers to be buried or loose ends to be buried, I’m just going to continue as normal, and you can let to this 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 because you want to make sure that if it gets stretched any other time, it will not fall out.
So to review, we’re 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 on there. Grabbing the blue and let’s loop up a little one to the hook, so you didn’t do any knots. And now, using the blue, what we’re going to 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 now we could just double crochet our way across and we want to make sure that the pink and the blue are all on top. So we want to make sure that first stitch is established. We’re going to lay our blue and the pink on the top of the line and what we’re going to just do is crochet in the position. So going to the next stitch, laying it on top, just like so.
Okay, so then what you can do is to go about two inches on that if you have that opportunity and again, you can just trim this at the point that you think you’re done.