Standing double crochet or How to change color with standing double crochet- this is yet another post in tips & tricks of crochet with step by step photos and video tutorial. In this post we will see a trick to change yarn without ugly hole that gets formed due to chains at the beginning. This method is called as standing double crochet.
In previous post we saw how to start chain-less double crochet and get rid of that hole at the beginning of the row or round. But we can not use the same trick when you want to change color and connect different yarn. So here is a post with a trick to change color with standing double crochet.
So lets see how to change color with Standing double crochet-
When your row or round is completed just cut the yarn, pull it out and finish the work there. You can even sew in the end if you want. Then take the different color yarn you want to connect, hold it like shown in pic below.
Take your work and grab your working yarn.
Then wrap the yarn twice to the hook.
Insert hook in the first stitch.
Grab working yarn and pull it out of the stitch.
Now you will have 3 loops on the hook. Draw yarn through first two loops.
You have 2 loops on the hook so draw yarn through both the loops.
This completes your standing double crochet but don’t leave the tail yarn. Now start working the second double crochet.
You can leave the tail yarn once this second stitch is done.
And continue working as per your pattern.
Sew in the ends. You can notice your work has begun with normal double crochet and has neat edge with no hole. Very helpful trick right? 🙂
You can watch the video tutorial here: How to change color with Standing double crochet
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