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.
Thanks for sharing… I learnt something today 😉
That is certainly more easy than I imagined it would be. Great video!
Just out of curiosity- why do you crochet through only one loop rather than both?
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 🙂
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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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. 🙂