There are zillions of different ways to crochet stripes. Let’s take a look at some of them — and let’s also discuss various methods for how to crochet stripes.
How to Crochet Stripes
One of the most basic ways to crochet stripes is simply to crochet in rows, changing colors at the end of a row after you’ve determined that you’ve crocheted enough rows to create the stripe you want.
To change colors, simply drop the active color before you complete the last step of the last stitch in the row:
Then pick up the new color and pull through a loop of it to complete the stitch, leaving a long tail of yarn to weave in.
You can also work tapestry crochet stripes, which can be fairly complex.
Tapestry crochet is a technique that allows you to do mid-row color changes. So you can make all kinds of different pictorial stripes using tapestry crochet. Like this striped heart:
More Free Striped Crochet Patterns
So there you have it: That’s how to crochet stripes in a variety of different colors and configurations. We hope you’ll enjoy crocheting stripes and using all these fun, FREE striped crochet patterns.
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This page was last updated on 1-9-2020.