Have you looked at all of the beautiful crochet color work out there, but don’t know how to do it or are even scared to try? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Today, I am going to teach you all about how to do intarsia crochet, one of the crochet color work techniques that you can use to do all types of crochet patterns. This crochet tutorial is great for beginners and will walk you through steps like how to change colors, do flat intarsia crochet, and use two or more colors in your project.
Before we get started, I bet you’re wondering what exactly is intarsia crochet? Intarsia crochet is a crochet color work technique that allows you to crochet with two or more colors in your row and throughout your crochet pattern. If you’ve ever seen a crochet pattern that uses multiple colors to create a picture or graphic, then it probably used intarsia crochet! A lot of my patterns use this technique or tapestry crochet, which is another crochet color work technique. Check out my Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet here!
Before you start doing intarsia crochet, there are a few things to know! Here are some of my intarsia crochet tips:
While you work through the tutorial below, you can follow along with my Pumpkin Coaster free crochet pattern that I have here available here on my blog! The tutorial uses this pattern to illustrate the different intarsia crochet stitches and techniques. It’s a great intarsia crochet beginner pattern. You can get the pattern at this link: Pumpkin Coaster Free Crochet Pattern
Now that you know how to do intarsia crochet, it’s time to put those new skills to use! Guess what? I have lots of patterns that can use this technique! Below are some of my favorites:
I hope this tutorial was helpful for you and opened up a whole new world of crochet color work and intarsia crochet patterns for you! If you make anything with intarsia crochet, I’d love to see it! Tag me on Instagram and Facebook @eclairemakery, and I’ll share it.
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