Intarsia Crochet Tutorial part 2 – Once Upon a Pixel – Pixel crochet with multiple colors

How to crochet with multiple colors following a pixel pattern?

Did you know that you can also crochet with cross stitch patterns?

In our Once Upon a Pixel book we share an example of a horse cushion. Continue reading to learn how you can use the same technique to turn any pixel pattern into a blanket or cushion.

This is part 2 of our mini crochet course. Check this earlier post if you are new to crochet and want to learn basic crochet instructions.

 

What you need:

Below we will explain how to work with multiple colors using this pattern. Each block represents one stitch.

At the right side of your work (uneven rows)

Please note: Start reading your graph at the bottom and work your way up. You will always be crocheting from right to left. BUT you will be reading the graph from right to left on one row (the right side of your fabric), followed by reading from left to right on the next one (the wrong side of your fabric).

Start with a chain of 19.

Crochet SC with color 1 as usual until you reach a pixel in a different color on the graph. Do not finish the last stitch of color 1, but leave two loops on your hook.

Make a loose loop with the color 2 yarn.

Pull the loop through the two loops on your hook. Keep all tails on the wrong side of your work.

Continue working with color 2 until you need to change colors. Again, do not complete the stitch, leave two loops on your hook.

Bring color 1 around the back of your work and loop it round your hook. Pull it through the two loops on your hook completing the stitch.

Please keep your loose ends at the backside of your work. You will pick them up as you need them in the graph.

At the wrong side (even rows)

As with the right side, crochet your SC as usual until you reach a pixel in a different color on the graph. Do not finish the last stitch of color 1, but leave two loops on your hook.

Get the tail of yarn to the wrong side of your work (the side that is now facing you) and keep it out of the way (so keep it right if you crochet right handed or left if you crochet left handed)

Make a loop with the color 2 yarn and pull the loop through the two loops on your hook.

Keep all tails on the wrong side of your work.

Continue working with color 2 until you need to change colors. Again, do not complete the stitch, leave two loops on your hook, and bring the tail of your yarn to the wrong side that you current face.

Bring color 1 around the back of your work and loop it round your hook. Pull it through the two loops on your hook completing the stitch.

The right side of your work looks like this:

The wrong side will look like this:

Cut off the tails of your yarns and use an embroidery needle to secure the ends behind a few stitches at the wrong side of your work.

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