If you`re already in an advanced level of amigurumi, you might need Crocheting With 2 colors At Once technique. Of course it`s used in regular crochet projects as well, like pillows or scarves, but I am concentrating on amigurumi.
In this video tutorial I am showing how to crochet with two colors and carry the unused yarn with you.
When crocheting with two colors at once, you carry the yarn you`re not working with along. So you don`t have to fasten off and rejoin every time you make a color change. Put the strand of the unused color on top of the stitches of the previous round and work the new stitches around this strand. You can bring the color back up when you need it again.
In the video tutorial I am starting the 2-color part of my Amigurumi French Bulldog head.
Just to convince you how useful a practice can be, here are 2 photos showing how my skills developed. You can see on the left that first the unused yarn was annoyingly showing between the crochet stitches. On the photo on the right you can a much better quality. I discovered that you need pull the unused yarn to keep it tight. If it`s too loose, it will start to show. But watch out, if you pull too tightly, it will start to narrow the piece and affect it`s shape.
Even if it looks a bit complicated at first, don`t give up, just keep practicing!