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This is a free tutorial to learn how to crochet an invisible color transition seam between 2 colored crochet rounds, ideal for amigurumi patterns. The tutorial has both step-by-step photos and a video tutorial.
Most amigurumi crochet patterns have some kind of color change. But amigurumi crochet patterns are typically crocheted in continuous rounds which creates a jagged color change and makes it very obvious and not very clean.
In this quick, but detailed tutorial, I’ll break down how you can crochet invisible color changes in rounds, regardless of which basic crochet stitch you use (single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, or treble crochet). This trick is for those who want to have clean color transitions.
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Now, are you ready to learn how to create an invisible color change?
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- Crochet Slip Stitch in Invisible Seam – Video Tutorial
- How to: Crochet Invisible Color Changes- Photo Tutorial
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Crochet Slip Stitch in Invisible Seam – Video Tutorial
In this video, I’ll show you step by step how to crochet the invisible color change that includes the invisible join and invisible slip stitch to make the entire trick work and look perfect.
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How to: Crochet Invisible Color Changes
– Photo Tutorial
Although the video above shows you how to do it for a specific amigurumi crochet pattern, I’ll show it to you using a different color to make it more clear.
Let’s grab your crochet hook – I used a 4.5mm Furls Crochet Hook – and your yarn – I used a worsted weighted yarn.
Prepare For Invisible Color Change In Crochet
First, crochet your project to the point where you need to change colors. You can do this with continuous rounds or with non-continuous rounds (I recommend using the invisible slip stitch). I used my Reversible Bee Amigurumi pattern to demonstrate the color change.
Once I need to change colors, I wove in the color I didn’t use anymore using the invisible join, first. Then I prepared my new color with a slip knot.
Invisible Crochet Color Change
Next, you’ll pull through the running yarn (so not the yarn end), such that you have the slip knot in the back/wrong side of your work.
Then insert your hook through the slip knot and then the running yarn loop you pulled through.
You have now 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through both loops and you just made and finished the first single crochet of the new round in the new color. Notice that I didn’t chain 1, because it creates extra bulk. I explain that in more detail HERE – I do the same for HDC sts. For DC, TR, and taller stitches I use the Alternative Turning Chain.
Connect Last Stitch with First Stitch with Crochet Slip Stitch Invisibly
Once you finish your round in the new color, you need to make the transition smooth or it will be visible. You can use a normal slip stitch, but again that is visible.
Instead, I use the invisible slip stitch, by pulling the loop of the last stitch through the first stitch from front to back. Then continue crocheting my stitches as normal without any turning chains.
When you join your new color to your project with this trick and finish the new round with the invisible slip stitch, you get a smooth and pretty clean color transition that is pretty much invisible.
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