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How to carry your yarn in a granny square

Today I’m going to give you a little tutorial on how I made the colour changes in my Week 9 CAL square. You will be able to carry two different colours like this (you can do even more, but I personally think that it gets too bulky then). Anyways I hope this little tutorial will help you make the hearts really pop out of the lovely square :)

I promise you that after you’ve mastered the first 3 rounds of the square everything else will be super easy as you keep on doing the same thing all over again :)

Round 1: as stated in pattern

Round 2: As we need to make the colour change already on the first stitch of the round it’s easier when you start off with a standing double crochet. If you don’t know how to make one you can find a tutorial by Tamara here.

how to carry yarn in granny square

Don’t yarn over for the second time. We’re going to make a colour change here.how to carry yarn in granny square

Grab your second colour, yarn over, pull through loop

how to carry yarn in granny square

Twist the end of your new colour and your “old” colour slightly together.

how to carry yarn in granny square

And crochet OVER them (you just “lay” it onto your work), make dc, ch 2 as stated in the pattern, than make your next dc but don’t yarn over for the second time. We need to change the colour here again.

how to carry yarn in granny square

When you grab your other colour make sure that you grab it from behind. Otherwise you’ll get ugly bits in your work.

how to carry yarn in granny square

yarn over pull through loop with new colour

how to carry yarn in granny square

At this point it will be easier to crochet over your other colour. Try to carry your yarn behind your backloop and not directly onto your work. This will help the second colour to “disappear” while crocheting over it.

how to carry yarn in granny square

When you reach the next colour cluster just repeat what you just did.

how to carry yarn in granny square

This is how your square should look after this round. Can you spot the blue yarn? :)

how to carry yarn in granny square

And that how it looks from the back. Here you might be able to see the blue yarn a little bit but to be honest you would also see it when you would have sewn in tons of ends ;)

Round 3: Here you make your corner colour change on the front post double crochet

how to carry yarn in granny square

Starting off with the popcorn. make a colour change on your second dc after the front post double crochet.

how to carry yarn in granny square

From now on twisting your yarn will be really important. It’ll help you carry the yarn more easily.

how to carry yarn in granny square

Make your popcorn stitch.

how to carry yarn in granny square

change your colour on the last bit of your popcorn.

how to carry yarn in granny square

how to carry yarn in granny square

Twist, twist :)

how to carry yarn in granny square

Change to your heart colour on the dc before the front post double crochet.

And that’s it :) Now you can master the square and make the hearts “pop” out of it :)

Happy Crocheting!

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