Nov
14

Crochet Color Work: Video Tutorial + Kit

crochet color work

On this week’s Ask Me Monday live stream, I showed an introduction to the crochet color work that’s used in my Bear Mountain hat, but can be applied to any project requiring creating a graphic look through crochet.

Crochet Color Work

My Bear Mountain Beanie plays with two types of color work: stripes and stranded. Stranded color work in crochet may look intimidating, but is really quite easy. By simplyย carrying the unused color behind the work and periodically grabbing the strand under your hook, the yarn moves along with out bunching. Whe you want to swith colors, just pick up the new one during the last yarn-over step of the stitch before the one you want worked in the new color.

Watch & Learnย the Basics of Crochet Color Work

Now that you’re all knowledge-filled on crochet color work, why not give it a whirl? Get the complete Bear Mountain Beanie kits from my Yarncraft Kits for Interweave here.

bear mountain hat

Gray/Purple version: Finished Size: 21 (28)” in circumference. Yarn: Wool and the Gang Wooly Bully Alpaca (80% superfine alpaca, 20% merino wool; 43 yd [40 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]; CYCA #5): Shacklewell grey (B) and eagle grey (C), 1 (2) balls each; Margaux red (A) 1 (1) ball. Hook: Size K/101/2 (6.5 mm) hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge. Notions: Tapestry needle. Gauge: 11 sts and 9 rnds = 4″.

 

Bear Mountain Hat Vickie Howell

White/Orange/Blue/Gray Version: Finished Size: 21 (28)” in circumference. Yarn: Wool and the Gang Wooly Bully Alpaca (80% superfine alpaca, 20% merino wool; 43 yd [40 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]; CYCA #5): ivory white (B), eagle grey (C), 1 (2) balls each; Mr. Sky Blue (A), rusty orange (D), 1 (1) ball each. Hook: Size K/101/2 (6.5 mm) hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge. Notions: Tapestry needle. Gauge: 11 sts and 9 rnds = 4″.

Enjoy!

xx,
Vickie

2 Responses to “Crochet Color Work: Video Tutorial + Kit”

  1. Janet zimmerman

    I ordered the bear mountain crochet ed hat. Kit. it is pricey but I wanted to make or for my college. Granddaughter.
    I called before ordering and was told everything came inthe kit. I called back today and now was told the K hook and tapestry needle do not come with the kit So now this hat will cost me almost 50$. By the time I buy everything including shipping. this is unfair I received a runaround. And I was told I could return the kit. this is not a solution. it looks like everything comes in the kit inthe ad. I am very disappointed in this company. Janet zimmerman gammaadgzz@yahoo.com

  2. Dani Hartvigsen

    I purchased the Bear Mountain 4 color crochet pattern. It says that the two sizes are 21″ and 28″ Is that right? 28″ is mighty big!!! Could it possibly be meant to be 23″?