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How to change color seamlessly

Posted on: August 14, 2015

When you change colors while working in rounds you usually end up with a zig zag pattern that doesn’t look very nice if you really care about details. That’s the downside of working in spirals, your row is not leveled with the previous one, and any change of color will show. There is another way to make your rows look seamless, and it is actually very easy to do.

Here are two pieces I crocheted, one was done the basic way, the other one is seamless. The one on the right looks much better, obviously, so here is a tutorial to show you how to do it.

Let, basic color change. RIght, seamless color change.

Let, basic color change. Right, seamless color change.

When you are ready to change color, just finish your row and fasten off (do not make a slip stitch). You will start your next row 3 stitches back from the previous row.
color change step 1

Make a slip stitch with your new color, then a single crochet in the same stitch. You can start hiding the  loose threads behind your stitches as you go.

color change step 2

color change step 3

color change step 4

Continue to single crochet in rounds as usual until you are ready to change color again. Fasten off and repeat the same process from the beginning with the new color.

color change step 5

Color change step 6

color change step 7

That’s it!  As easy as that. If you have any questions about this tutorial don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments section. Happy crocheting!

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13 Responses to "How to change color seamlessly"

Horay! I do lots of stripy animals and they all have that zigzag, i hate it! But not anymore!

I am glad this tutorial will be useful 🙂

Thank you for the tips. This is going to be very helpful for making amigurumi. Xxx

I absolutely love this. It was perfect for making the legs of my vulpix amigurimi. Thanks very much for make!

Oh that’s great! I am glad that it helped you with your project 🙂

OMG this is so clever !!!! Thanks

Can you use this same technique if you are making a hat in the round?

Yes, you can use the same technique for your hat 🙂

OMG! Thankyou so much! No more untidy changes

Yeah! I am glad it helped 🙂

Best tutorial I’ve seen to correct the zig zag in color change. Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

Thank you, I am glad you found it helpful!! 🙂

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