When changing colors, the goal is (usually) to get a nice, clean edge between your color sections. You don’t want to end up with any part of the first color showing in the stitches of the 2nd color.
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Here I have a row with a few single crochet, and I’m going to change from green to blue. Take a look at the green working loop that comes out of the last stitch. That loop is going to become the top of the next stitch.
In order to make that top loop blue, we need to change to blue in the last part of the previous stitch. So let’s rip out this last green stitch and do it again. We start the stitch just like a normal single crochet by pulling up a loop. Now we have 2 loops on the hook.
If you’re working an hdc, there will be 3 loops on the hook when you change colors. With a fancier stitch like a cluster or popcorn, there may be more. The key is to make the color change in the very last step of the stitch. When working in the round and joining each round, I usually change colors in the slip stitch that joins the round.
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