connecting colours in granny squares

This is something that’s been bugging me for a while – how do people add their next round of colour to their granny squares?

Some blogs describe it as ending the first colour entirely, knotting off and then starting the new colour in the same spot – eg the second chain space from the left, by tying a knot on the chain space.

This is how I do it:

At the end of the first colour I attach the chain space to the first lot of chains and then slip stitch the new colour in. I then flip it back to front, chain 3 and continue with the pattern.

This means that every second row is technically back to front, but to be honest it doesn’t look any different. I’m also left handed, so I don’t know if this has anything to do with anything.

Dealing with all the loose ends is a bit of a conundrum as well – though I just tie a double knot and cut it very short. I’m not really up for weaving and I feel like all the bits could still come out later.

The pattern I use:

chain 4, join into a circle

Row 1: chain 3, then create 2 tr, * chain 2, then 3 tr, *repeat x 2 (so 4 wedges and 4 chain spaces)

chain 2, then slip stitch into 3rd loop of original chain 3

Row 2: slip stitch the next colour in, then chain 3, create 2 tr, *chain 2, then 3 tr,  *repeat x 7 (so 8 wedges and 8 chain spaces)

chain 2, then slip stitch into 3rd loop of original chain 3

Row 3: slip stitch the next colour in, then chain 3, create 2 tr, *chain 2, then 3 tr,  *repeat x 10 (so 12 wedges and 12 chain spaces)

chain 2, then slip stitch into 3rd loop of original chain 3

and it just keeps going as large as you like!

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