Caron 100 Motif Afghan

Hello, crocheters, have you put your needle in your hand today? Let’s talk about an essential subject: color palette for crochet! This is a task that always generates doubts and so we will explain a little about how the color palette for crochet works and how you can apply these concepts in your creations. To begin with, it is necessary to understand the chromatic circle, after all, it is the circle that will help you choose which color combination will be best for your piece. Color theory: A cool way to understand what each color generates in human behavior, and what feelings and sensations are associated with each one of them, is by studying the Color Theory, for example, blue refers to comfort and yellow to optimism, and the choice of colors will depend on the piece to be created and for whom it is intended. Anyway, the most important thing for our palette now is to understand which are the ways of combining colors in a harmonic way.

Do you know how to combine colors? Do you know where to start choosing the colors for your projects? Check out the tips and instructions to facilitate this moment of creation. The first step is to know for whom you want to develop your ideas. Every time you start a new project, define for whom the piece will be, which can be an audience that already buys your products or an “inspiration audience”. Note that craft techniques don’t go into the inspiration box. Do this so as not to run the risk of copying someone else’s idea, and to target ideas and colors that fit the environment I have built for my inspiration. It is only after this exercise that the colors start to be defined. In art, fashion, advertising, and other fields, the color circle is used to define the tones of the works. It is a simplified representation of how we perceive colors and through it we find amazing color combinations.

Caron 100 Motif Afghan | Yarnspirations

Colors that are one in front of the other in the color circle are called complementary. For example, yellow and purple are complementary, as are red and green and blue and orange. The rule also applies to tertiary colors and their opposite color, such as magenta and green. This color combination is dynamic and energetic. It is used in works that require intensity in their combination. In interpreting the crochet chromatic circle, you can exercise other complementary color combinations, such as blue and orange. Did it get easier? Look at the circle and see which color is in front of the other! Choose from your yarn colors close to the blues and oranges that you are sure will match. Then, every time you want a more dynamic color combination, you can pick one and see which one is ahead of it in the color circle.

How to assemble color palettes: analogous colors? We can use analogous colors, which are neighboring colors or colors from the same family. They are side by side on the chromatic circle. Exercise this color rule! Choose among your yarns all the oranges and yellows and make samples for studies of new combinations. Continue these studies with the purples, pinks, and blues. The color combinations don’t have to be exact, as in the picture of the circle. We can work with the colors at different intensities, following the rule of opposition, as can be seen in the square.


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