How to Combine Colours Right While Knitting or Crocheting

In order for you crocheted/knitted items to look like a fashion and shopping deal for your customers the items need to have winning combination of yarn colours. What are those combinations you will learn in this post.

Main Rules in Colour Combination:

  • Yarn that you have picked should show off the pattern nicely. Common mistake – variegated sectionally coloured yarn can hide any pattern, even harder to make ones;


  • When you use several colours make sure that the yarn you have picked is the same in thickness. Otherwise there will be patches observed in your work. Exceptions are only considered when the knitted item design pattern says to have variation in yarn thickness;


  • The colour of the yarn should be pleasant to the eye. Neon-like or dull coloured yarn is not the best choice for knitting or crocheting;
Colorful wool yarn

Colorful wool yarn

  • The most important rule is that the yarn colours should combine perfectly with each other, with the clothes it is going to be worn and with your skin colour.


How to Combine Colours Right?

  1. White colour can be combined with any other one. The best combination are made with blue, black and red.
  2. Beige can be combined with light blue, brown, emerald, red, black and white.
  3. Grey is the base colour, can be easily combined with fuchsia, red, violet, pink, dark blue.
  4. Pink is combined with brown, white, mint, olive, grey, turquoise, light blue.
  5. Fuchsia (dark pink) – grey, brown-yellow, lime, mint, brown.
  6. Red – yellow, white, green, blue, black.
  7. Tomato-red – light blue, mint, sand, cream-white, grey.
  8. Cherry-red – azure, grey, light orange, sand, pale yellow, beige.
  9. Raspberry-red – white, black.
  10. Brown – bright blue, cream, pink, green, beige.
  11. Light brown – pale yellow, cream white, blue, green
  12. Dark brown – lemon yellow, light blue, mint, purple pink, lime.
  13. Orange-brown – pink, dark brown, blue, green, purple.
  14. Orange – blue, light blue, violet, light violet, black, white.
  15. Light orange – grey, brown, olive.
  16. Dark orange – pale yellow, olive, brown, cherry.
  17. Yellow – blue, violet, light blue, light violet, grey, black.
  18. Lemon yellow – cherry red, brown, blue, grey.
  19. Pale yellow – fuchsia, grey, brown, red tones, brown-yellow, blue, purple.
  20. Golden-yellow – grey, brown, azure, red, black.
  21. Olive – orange, light brown, brown.
  22. Green – golden-brown, orange, salad-green, yellow, brown, grey, cream, black, cream-white.
  23. Salad green – brown, yellow-brown, grey, dark blue, red, grey.
  24. Turquoise – fuchsia, cherry red, yellow, brown, cream, dark purple.
  25. Electric blue – golden-yellow, brown, light brown, grey, silver.
  26. Blue – red, grey, brown, orange, pink, white, yellow.
  27. Dark blue – light violet, light blue, yellow-green, brown, grey, pale yellow, orange, green, red, white.
  28. Light violet – orange, pink, dark violet, olive, grey, yellow, white.
  29. Dark purple – golden-brown, pale yellow, grey, turquoise, mint, light orange.
  30. Black is a universal colour and look elegant in many colour combinations but particularly good with orange, pink, salad green, white, red, light violet and yellow.

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Team of the CHM


    • Oh! Sorry about confusion that we have caused: check mark symbolizes colours that match with each other perfectly and happy face means harmonious colours

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