How to change rounds in tapestry crochet

How to change rounds in tapestry crochet

Tapestry crochet is a brilliant technique for creating colour work designs, especially when worked in rounds. But how do you change rounds in tapestry crochet? What do you do with your yarns when completing one round and moving on to the next?

This post will explain a simple, neat and effective way to change rounds in tapestry crochet.

grateful star tapestry crochet mat
My Grateful Star Mats are made with tapestry crochet worked in rounds. You can get the FREE pattern here

How to change rounds in tapestry crochet

Tapestry crochet is a technique that involves crocheting with multiple yarns at the same time (if you’re not familiar with it, check out my step-by-step guide). In tapestry crochet, you make your stitches over the unused yarns to carry them along until needed.

So far, so good. But, what do you do with your unused yarn(s) when you get to the end of a round?

The answer to this is really very simple. When you finish a round, you complete it by making a slip stitch through the top of the first stitch of that round (or through the starting chain, if it counts as a stitch). In order to bring any unused yarn(s) up to the next round, simply make that final slip stitch around all of the unused yarn(s). This brings the unused yarns up to the top of the stitch and in the correct position to be used or crocheted over when you make the next round.

Watch this short video below to see exactly how it’s done:

Or click here to view it on YouTube.

More tapestry crochet guidance

If you’d like some more guidance about how to do tapestry crochet, including a step-by-step guide to get you started, check out my other tutorials here:

Feeling inspired?

Here are a few ideas of some beautiful tapestry crochet projects worked in rounds. Just tap on an image to get the pattern.

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