Changing colors in Tunisian Crochet is easy! You can do it to horizontally to make stripes, or in the middle of a row - to make a pattern or picture. Basically, there are three places where you can introduce the new color to have a very different effect. Here's how Tunisian Color Changes are done!
Tunisian Color Changes Video Tutorial
Tunisian Color Changes Photo Tutorial
To change color with vertical overlapping, interlocked colors, switch colors when finishing the last stitch of the forward pass, and then use the new color on the return pass. That gives you this look:
To change colors with a more even, straight, clean edge, switch colors when finishing the last stitch of the return pass, and then use the new color for the forward pass. That gives you this look:
To change colors in the middle of a row, as for a graph-ghan or other colorwork, start on the forward pass. Drop the old color and yarn over with the new color, and work as directed. On the return pass, switch back to the first color when the second loop on the hook is the first color. See below:
And that's all there is to Tunisian color changes! There are so many great effects you can get with these. I hope you've enjoyed learning more about this great technique! Let me know if you have any questions, or any other techniques or stitches you'd like to see a tutorial for!
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