Do you want to learn how to avoid the noticeable “step” look when making a crochet color change? In this post we will learn how to make smooth color changes in your amigurumi using single crochet stitches. Using this technique, your crochet color changes between rows will be nearly invisible in your finished piece, unlike traditional methods.
I use this crochet color change method in all of my amigurumi projects. Check out my amigurumi patterns here.
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When to Use the Invisible Color Change
When working in a continuous round for amigurumi, there is no join between rounds and each round is blended into the next. Therefore, when switching colors between rounds, you’ll have a line of stitches where the colors just suddenly change.
This invisible crochet color change is for the single crochet stitch. I most often use this method when I am making amigurumi projects. A lot of my pattern designs require at least 2 colors, especially for the arm and leg pieces, and this is my favorite way to make the color change almost undetectable!
How to Change Colors Seamlessly
There are a few different methods to make an invisible crochet color change. Here is my favorite way to do it:
While still using your first color, insert your hook into the back loop of the first stitch that you would be starting your new color. Then you will pull up a loop with your new color and secure your yarn.
When I’m making amigurumi, I secure my yarn with a knot that will be hidden inside the piece.
Then you will start your single crochet in the next stitch, and continue single crocheting around like normal.
When you make it back around to that first stitch (where you pulled up your new color in the back loop), work your single crochet through the front loop that was left unworked, as well as the loops left from your color change.
You’ll then just continue crocheting around like normal!
In this crochet video tutorial I will demonstrate crochet how to change colors using the invisible color change method.
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If you’re looking for more amigurumi tips and tricks, be sure to check out my list of tips here! If you struggle with the stability of the head pieces of your amigurumi, check out my tips on amigurumi head wobble too!
How to seamlessly change colors in crochet amigurumi?
Use the invisible color change method when changing colors in your amigurumi projects to avoid the noticeable “step” that changing colors typically creates.
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