- Add a strip that is a slightly different hue. If you are hooking with red, add a strip of red orange or red purple. Something just slightly off.
- Add a strip of a completely different color, but in the same value. If you are hooking blue, add a green that is the same value. Value relates to the darkness of the wool. Take a photograph of your intended wool. Change the photo to black and white. If they look the same in that photo, then they will blend.
- Add a strip that is the same color, the same value but is a texture instead of a solid. If you are hooking with textures, insert a strip of solid.
As you are hooking, even if it is on a rug that is almost done, add a strip that is different to a motif you were planning to hook with only one color.