Crochet Squares to compare colors
Anyone who has ever assembled yarns for crochet projects knows how hard it is to choose the right colors. In this article I want to introduce my little crochet squares, which have proved to be very useful for this color selection.
As with anything, there are different approaches to choose colors. Some people work with the classic color wheel, others choose colors on good luck. My own path led me from impulse buying to some professional index cards with the yarn, the respective company and color names. Soon I realised that the cards aren’t that helpful to plan the projects. I could hardly foresee the way the color appears in the project, since the thread of yarn looks different from stitches in the fabric.
For this reason I have developed a small crocheted square. It’s made of a round single crochet, a round half double crochet and a round double crochet. In combination with the index cards it is easy to select colors for a project or to order new yarn.
To store the crocheted squares it is nice to arrange a personal color wheel.
You find the instructions for the small crochet square in this free PDF-file: Small crochet square to compare colors
Update May 05, 2013.: linked PDF with instructions.
Update September 20,2016: Update new article, new button for PDF.