Intarsia Crochet

I've been playing with a different colorwork crochet technique: intarsia crochet. Using this fun technique, I made a plush diamondback snake.

I’ve been playing with a different colorwork crochet technique: intarsia crochet. Intarsia differs from tapestry crochet in that the unworked colors are not carried along the back and crocheted over as you work. Instead, they are left hanging for you to pick back up when you get to the color again. This technique is great for adding colorwork in small bits. Instead of using multiple colors throughout the entire row or round, you can isolate the color changes to just one part of the whole project. This piece was worked back and forth in rows. … read more

Experiments in Tapestry Crochet

Tapestry crochet is a technique where you use two or more yarns to create color patterns. I created a couple of hats while experimenting with the technique.

Tapestry crochet is a color working technique where you use two or more yarns at the same time to create color patterns and pictures in crochet. Very simple patterns as well as more complicated multicolored tapestries can be created with this technique. One yarn is worked while the other color is carried underneath the stitches. To change colors, you switch the working yarn with the carried yarn while completing the stitch before the color switch. Sounds confusing? It’s not at all! You can find plenty of tips at tapestrycrochet.com, which also has several free … read more