changing yarn color

bjamesNovember 9, 2008

If you need to change the thread (# 10 DMC) frequently while crocheting a pattern where you have to go back and forth every 3rd stitch or so, does anyone know of the method for "carrying" the thread? This way, the chosen color is always there when needed, and you don't have to keep changing the thread, just pick it up and continue smoothly and without the bulk.

Blanche James

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If you are using just two colors it's very easy to just crochet over the unused thread and pick it back up again as the last YO and pull the loop through in preparation for the first stitch of that color that follows. I'm making a Guatemalan Tapestry that way right now. But it will add a teensy bit of bulk to the item you're making. This page may help

Here is a link that might be useful: carrying yarn

    Bookmark   November 9, 2008 at 9:52AM
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donna thanks for that link I never thought of bringing the new yarn up like the illustration. I'm going to give it a try thanks again
after all these years lol

    Bookmark   November 10, 2008 at 7:01PM
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