Okay… I’ve had all the books out and watched lots of videos about the ‘proper’ way to change colours when you want a cutely colourful new round. But the thing is, I get a nice firm result when I do it my renegade way. So I’m going to show you how to do that. What I like about this way is that you can keep your tension nice and even – and there is no juggling of old colour and new colour. It all behaves nicely and is really easy for beginners. So off you go – change colour and crochet round 3….!
- Remember that the gaps are always filled by 3 treble stitches
- EXCEPT at the corners when you need to crochet 3 treble, 3 chain, 3 treble to form a corner
- Your first cluster of a new round is always the wonky 3 chain, 2 treble cluster : but ALL the other clusters are always 3 treble.
- Side clusters are always joined by one chain stitch.
- The two clusters in the corner are always joined by three chain stitches (these chain stitches stretch around the corner)
- When you run out of gaps to crochet into (gaps in the previous round that is) then your round is finished! You need to close it by chaining one, hooking into the top-right stitch in the cluster you’re joining to, hooking the yarn over and pulling it through both loops. Yarn over and pull top loop through bottom loop to finish. Snip yarn at around the 5″ mark and pull through until the loop un-furls and makes a tight knot. Then start a new colour!
- It’s best to tie your colour onto one of the side gaps when you are just beginning – it makes it easier to see where you are up to.
Click the YouTube logo below to watch this on YouTube and read the blow by blow directions!
In the video we finish our ‘old’ colour, join our ‘new’ colour, chain 3 and then treble 2… then we would continue on as per our previous rounds and the above ‘rules’….
Lesson 8 will be about completing your 3rd Round.
Here’s how to make a granny square (in ten easy lessons!)
Lesson 1 : How To Make A Slip Knot
Lesson 2 : How To Hold Your Yarn Right
Lesson 3 : How To Crochet Chain Stitch
Lesson 4 : How To Start Your Square
Lesson 5 : How To Make The First Round!
Lesson 6 : How To Make The Second Round!
Lesson 7: Change Your Yarn Colour
Lesson 8 : How To Make the Third Round!
Lesson 9 : How To Sew In Your Yarn Ends
Lesson 10 : Joining Granny Squares