Beginners Colour Change Crochet
Part 1 of the International Diploma in Crochet course asks for a colour change sample that is a little more imaginative than straight line changes, so what better idea to pick than a letter - and I've gone for this lovely 'E' as my first colour change piece.
One of the most important things to remember when changing colour either at the end of a row or in the middle of a row is to add in the second colour before completing the previous stitch - so pulling through the final loop of the last stitch would use the working yarn of the new colour rather than the old. This avoids one colour 'bleeding' into the next.
I've used the 'tapestry crochet' method of changing yarn which carries the unused working yarn along the top of the previous row whilst working stitches using the current working yarn. This has the effect of hiding the unused yarn, but places it next to the current stitch ready for the next colour change.
The swatch here uses double crochet (US: single crochet) to build up the pattern which is one of my favorite stitches - I love how quick it is to work up and the stitches always look so uniform and neat when finished.
And finally, a sneaky peek of the back of the swatch because it's just as important as the front! I'm so pleased how this swatch turned out, with a few extra minutes weaving in the ends it will be finished and ready to send off for assessment! But first, a cup of coffee.......!
If you'd like to try your own 'E' letter, the free pattern is here:
If you'd like to try a different letter or combination of letters, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, I'm happy to design them for you!