Crochet Intarsia - Reversible Crochet - Crochet Colour Change - Tutorial
Intarsia - a method of knitting or crochet with a number of colours, in which a separate length or ball of yarn is used for each area of colour. Intarsia blanket should be worked with separate balls of yarn for each colour segment. The yarn that is not in use should be always kept on wrong side of work and used in each following row for corresponding colour segment of design. It needs to be cut off with approximately 5 cm end left only when a particular colour segment is completed. All remaining yarn ends should be weaved in after the whole blanket body is finished.
1. Work required number of stitches for the first colour segment with corresponding colour yarn. It is green in example 1. Do not complete the last dc(sc) of that segment leaving two loops on your hook. Leave green yarn on the wrong side of your work. Do not cut it off. Take the next colour yarn. It is red in the above example.
2. Complete the last dc(sc) of the first green segment by pooling the loop of red yarn through two loops on your hook. Both green yarn and short red yarn end should be left on the wrong side of your work.
3. Continue working required number of stitches for the second colour segment (red). Do not complete the last dc(sc). Join separate ball of yarn that is required for the next colour segment. It is green in example 3. Do not cut off red yarn. Leave it on the wrong side of your work. Complete the stitch with green colour yarn as described in steps 1 and 2.
4. If your design requires one of the colour segments to be expanded for a number of stitches (it is red in example 4), you should pull corresponding yarn (red) long enough to reach the last unfinished stitch of previous segment and complete that stitch.
5-6. Short length of red yarn is positioned above two green stitches. Next dc(sc) should be worked over both two loops of next green stitch and red yarn that is laying on top of it. Work the next dc(sc) exactly the same way.
Continue working dc(sc) in every dc(sc) of red colour segment.
7-8. If the same colour segment (red) is required to be expanded on another side (left), pick up the yarn that corresponds to the next colour segment (green) from wrong side of work. Place it on top of stitches and continue working dc(sc) in required number of stitches with red colour yarn over both two loops of dc(sc) of previous row and green yarn that is laying on top of that stitch. Do not complete the last dc(sc) with red. Leave red yarn on the wrong side of your work and complete the stitch with green that was brought through.