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How to Change Colors in Single Crochet

How to Change Colors in Single Crochet - a video tutorial from Shiny Happy World

How’s your cow (for the FreshStitches CAL) coming along?

You already know that I’m making a rainbow cow… basically, changing to a new color every few rows to get rainbow-y stripes.

Do you want to know how to change colors?

Of course you do!

So, I made this little video of me doing the first color change: (click on the square icon in the lower right corner of the video to view it in full screen)

Not so hard, is it?

And if you keep changing colors every few rounds, you’ll end up with a super-fun, stripey head!

Want to get a little fancier? There’s a way to change colors and minimize the look of the little “step” that results. Watch that video here.

Here are handy links to all the posts about changing yarn color in crochet. . .

Return to the main table of contents for Let’s Learn to Crochet Amigurumi.

Move on to the lessons about crocheting stuffed animals in different sizes.

Happy stitching!


  1. That is certainly more easy than I imagined it would be. Great video!

  2. Nicole SAYS...

    Just out of curiosity- why do you crochet through only one loop rather than both?

    • @Nicole-
      Crocheting through the back loop gives a less-stiff fabric that doesn’t allow stuffing to show through. I like my stuffed animals nice and squishy πŸ™‚

  3. Thanks for this. I’ve been crocheting forever, but I’m very self taught and I know the way I do my color switches was completely my own invention and it leaves a bump. I’m going to try this on my next project.

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  5. Arlene Cassidy SAYS...

    do you do a slip stitch to make the color change less noticeable? if so, where?

    • I do it as the first stitch in the new color. I’m shooting a video showing how to do “jogless” stripes this week and will probably have it edited and ready to post next week. πŸ™‚