Changing Colors: Half-Double Crochet Stitch

Changing Color with the Half-Double Crochet Stitch

We have talked about how to change colors using the single crochet stitch, but I wanted to give you a quick tutorial on changing colors, or starting a new skein of yarn, using the half-double crochet stitch.  The concept is the same and works with any stitch you are using.  But I’ll admit, I like to see techniques presented in different ways…you know, just to make sure I have the concept correct.

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Let’s Review the Concept

The concept of changing colors is the same for the Half-Double Crochet Stitch, as it is with the Single Crochet Stitch, but a review never hurts, right?  When changing colors, you are ALMOST going to finish your stitch…notice I said “almost”.  Right before you finish your stitch, you will slip on the loop of your new color.  You will see in the video, I don’t use knots.  I have found that knots leave bumps in my work.  As long as you leave a nice long tail, you can weave in your ends when you finish your project and everything will be nice and secure.

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How to Weave in, or Sew in, Ends:

If you need a review on how to weave in, or sew in, your ends, take a look at my post How to Crochet a Simple Bow.  Even though it is a tutorial on how to create the cutest bow, you will see how I weave in my ends so they don’t unravel.  You can also check out my FREE Crochet Washcloth Pattern and Tutorial to see this technique.

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