How do you change rows in tapestry crochet?
From blankets to wraps, and from cushions to table runners, all sorts of different kinds of tapestry crochet projects are worked in rows. However, when you get to the end of a row in tapestry crochet, what is the best way to change rows and bring all of your yarns up to the next row?
This post will explain a simple, neat and effective way to change rows in tapestry crochet.
How to change rows in tapestry crochet
Tapestry crochet is a technique that involves crocheting with multiple yarns at the same time. Unused yarns are crocheted over to carry them along until needed. However, what do you do with your unused yarns when you get to the end of a row?
The simple answer is that in the final step of whatever kind of stitch you’re making (e.g. sc, hdc, dc), you pull all of your yarns through the loop(s) on your hook to bring them up ready to start the next row.
For example, if you’re crocheting in dc stitches (tr in UK terms), you make the first part of your stitch as usual. Then, in the last step, you pull all of your yarns through the final two loops on your hook to bring them all up to the next row.
When you start the next row, make the starting chain(s) for the first stitch with the required yarn. Then, to help conceal the other yarns at the bottom of the first stitch, pull on them to tighten them up at the base. After that, you just continue along with the rest of the row with the standard tapestry crochet technique.
Watch this short video below to see exactly how it’s done:
Or click on this link to view it on YouTube.
For lots of ideas for tapestry crochet projects worked in rows, check out my patterns here:
More tapestry crochet guidance
If you’d like a little more guidance about how to do tapestry crochet, check out my other tutorials here: