Hello! Todays blog is all about using bright colours in crochet work.
I have noticed recently how popular some ravelry projects which feature bright colours are.
There is nothing new about using bright colours and nothing new about using them in crochet but sometimes it can be difficult to work out which colours work well together and so we can stick to a limited palette or just stick to one favourite colour. So I thought I'd put together some ideas for working with colour choices
Here are some beautiful natural colour schemes.
One suggestion is to take along a favourite colourful photo when you go to buy yarns for your next project.
Sunsets have warm and cool colours and often small light and dark accents.
Sometimes colours work well in unexpected combinations. Whatever your favourite colours are you can make them work.
Looking at this picture you might spot the yellow, pink and green...there is also grey, brown, red and orange, using very small accents really adds fun to work.
Think about your pattern too, high contrast bright warm colours within large areas of cool will really jump forward, you could use this to great effect in striped work for example.
And forget those rules, like not mixing pink and red or blue and green. They can and do look great together! To build your confidence try using monochrome schemes with just one or two contrast colours.
You can build from there. Here's an example of using lots of bright colours.
Similar colours with grey between. Notice how the stripes really stand out.
Warm to cool granny style blanket.
Using three yarn strands for bulky projects again moving from warm to cool.
So in a nutshell;
1 Find inspiration around you, in nature or other peoples work.
2 Take photos of colour schemes you like and take them with you when looking at yarn.
3 Forget about any rules-take your favourite coloured yarn with you when shopping and hold it up against the yarns available-something will work.
4 Think of the pattern-if there are stripes of cables or areas which pop forward such as cluster stitches try use colours to enhance this.
5 Use small coloured or light/dark accents in projects to add interest to work.
6 Move from warm to cool.
7 Break up bright colour with grey or other neutral colours.
Good luck and happy crafting :o)