During the making and designing of this doll, I learned some new techniques! Here I wanted to share with you this new method I learned to change colours. This method works very well if you want to have distinct colour separation.
As you can see in the photo below, the doll on the left (pink underwear) is using the new technique, whereas the doll on the right (purple underwear) is when you work in a new colour in the next row.
The difference is not significant, but you can tell that there is a slight “colour leak/bleed” to the purple underwear as compared to the clean lines on the pink underwear.
To do this technique, we first want to perform a half colour change.
At the end of the last round of Colour A, (in this case, pink), slip stitch into the next stitch and then change your yarn to Colour B (in this case, peach).
Insert your hook into the next stitch.
Wrap yarn around the hook and pull up the first loop in Colour A. You should now have 2 loops on your hook that are two different colours.
Then, wrap the yarn around the hook in the Colour B.
Pull it up through the two existing loops on your hook to finish up the single crochet stitch.
Keep the colour yarn that you are working with on top and keep rotating so that the inside would look like the following.
And then you will finish off your half colour change round!
Join at the very end by just slip stitching into the first st of the round so that it doesn’t look like there’s an obvious jogged stitch (no photo, sorry!). This does not count as a stitch.
Then for the next round, just continue crocheting in Colour B yarn as you normally would.
If you need more guidance, you can follow the video tutorial here by Club Crochet.
I really liked this method for changing colours and will probably continue to use this technique for my amigurumis in the future! Don’t forget to pin it on Pinterest so you can find this post later on!