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Topic: A Tutorial -- Changing Color in Tunisian Crochet  (Read 6942 times)
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« on: October 12, 2010 05:48:59 PM »

I've had a few questions about changing colors in Tunisian crochet and since I'm not the greatest at explaining things I decided to make a little picture tutorial...I hope this helps everyone!!

Begin your crochet as usual and pull up a loop. I have done three stitches in my first row and am starting my fourth stitch here:


Pull the yarn through and you now have another stitch (I now have 4):


When you're ready to change your color, insert your hook into the next stitch and instead of pulling up a loop in the same yarn, grab your new color


And pull it through:

There are now 4 loops of one color and 1 new color loop (5 total) on the hook.

Again, insert your hook and pull up a loop in the new color:


Now there are 6 total loops, 4 in the old color and two in the new color:


Continue your stitches until you are ready to change color again (if you choose, if not just finish the row) Once you're ready to change color again repeat the process again of inserting the hook, pulling up a loop in the new color:


New color loop on the hook


Finish your row to the end and begin your return row. When you reach your color change you will have one loop of each color on the hook.


Draw the color you are changing to through both of the loops


Work until you need to change again and repeat the process--one loop of each color is on the hook, pickup color you are changing to and pull through the loops



I found that when I change color in the row I get this hole between the two colors on the return row


To close it all you need to do is take the previous color yarn and pull it, but not too tight


On the back you are going to need bobbins if you want to carry your colors up through the work.


It really depends on what you're working on whether you will want to carry your colors through or if you'll want to cut them and weave them in.


Your row is finished



I really hope this helped you all with questions or anyone wanting to know how this works. This may not be perfect and it is definitely not the only way I'm sure to do it but its what works for me. If you have more questions just let me know!!

PS: Sorry I did thumbnails but I didn't want to make the post like extremely long.

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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010 10:24:31 PM »

woot!!! awesome!

now i can start my hubby's christmas present! tapestry crochet was just not working for it... the edges were too blurry.

thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010 09:23:34 PM »

looks great! thanks for taking the time to make a tut!
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010 12:08:44 AM »

After looking at the Joker blanket by pixieval, I was inspired to make my own Tunisian crochet blanket and this REALLY HELPS! Thank you so much!
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2010 08:32:54 PM »

I'm so excited that I was able to help you guys! I want to see the stuff you make so don't forget to post it!!
looks great! thanks for taking the time to make a tut!
It was either homework or making the tut. The tut won by a longshot lol Helping my fellow Craftsters is way more fun than computer programming!
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2010 10:33:50 AM »

here's a question - let's say my chart is 30 stitches wide: do i "cast on" 30 or 31 stitches??

thanks for any help! i'm trying to finish a project in secret for my hubby before christmas.
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2010 01:07:53 PM »

I know nothing about Tunisian crocheting, but I must say your Yorkie is adorable.  And thanks for the tut.  If I ever learn how, I'm sure I'll refer to this.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2010 06:33:10 PM »

I'm trying to figure out the tunisian stitch with different colors, and I know how to change the colors now, but what I don't understand is what exactly counts as a stitch? How many loops of the new color would I need to pull up for, say, one square on a chart?
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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2010 07:00:53 PM »

How many loops of the new color would I need to pull up for, say, one square on a chart?

Each loop on your hook during the forward pass counts as one stitch.
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2011 06:55:31 AM »

wow, thanks for posting this tutorial!  I'm going to take my first crack at a chart, and this should really come in handy! Smiley
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