How to Change Colors Every Row Without Fastening off in Crochet

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Learn to change colors in crochet every row without fastening off. Use this technique and you can make striped afghans without having gazillion ends to weave in.
Do you love striped afghans but find it discouraging that you have so many ends to weave in? Learn to change colors in crochet without fastening off. Yes, I am talking about 2 colored stripes where you cannot drop and pick up the previous color as it would be at the opposite end of your work.

This crochet tip is meant for Afghans with borders and will work with stitches that look the same on both the sides.

Watch the video below to learn how.

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  1. April 20, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Thank-you so much. Perhaps now I will dare to tackle such an afghan!

    • April 20, 2018 / 6:30 pm

      You are very welcome. I am glad you found this helpful.

  2. April 20, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    Love it. Thank you very much. And looks so clean, no knotting and weaving in. Wonderful.

    • April 20, 2018 / 6:31 pm

      You are very welcome, Lesley. I am glad this was helpful.

  3. Anonymous
    April 20, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    What if you are using more than 2 colors–maybe 5 or 6.

    • April 20, 2018 / 7:20 pm

      I wouldn't recommend this method for color changes of more than 3 colors. The reason being there is more chance that the ends might snag in the washer.

  4. April 20, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    Very creative way to change colors without the typical clipped ends! I will try it. Thanks for sharing this method.

    • April 20, 2018 / 7:20 pm

      You are very welcome, Mary. I am glad I could help.

  5. April 20, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    Thanks so much! I have always thought there had to be a way to do that without cutting every time! Can't wait to try this! Thanks again!! ????

    • April 20, 2018 / 10:56 pm

      You are very welcome. I am always glad to help.

  6. April 20, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    Such an easy way to change colors!!! Thank you for the info!!!

    • April 20, 2018 / 10:56 pm

      You are welcome, Claudia. Thank you for visiting my blog.

    • April 21, 2018 / 2:09 am

      That's brilliant! Thank you for sharing!

    • April 21, 2018 / 2:17 am

      You are welcome, thank you for visiting my blog.

  7. Anonymous
    April 23, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to create this video. It is so helpful and I have pinned it for safe keeping!

    • April 23, 2018 / 11:59 pm

      I am glad you found it helpful. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  8. Margie
    March 29, 2019 / 11:14 pm

    How very cool. Thanks!

  9. Marita
    October 23, 2019 / 2:10 pm

    Very well illustrated in video. Thanks so much!

  10. Phyllis Williams
    December 7, 2019 / 4:16 am

    Thank u for the video. It was very helpful. I have been crocheting for 30 years now and I never thought to change colors that way. I always cut the yarn and then had to hide the strings. Thanks again.

  11. Sharon Gray
    June 1, 2020 / 7:54 am

    Thanks for the tip. I think it is brilliant. One of those times when I think to myself, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

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