Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Reversible Intarsia: Half Double Crochet Tutorial

Here is another Pictorial Tutorial (say that ten times fast) on how to work the stitches used in the Reversible Intarsia Crochet Technique I have been exploring. This is the #1 trick to making truly reversible multi-colored fabric in crochet, without carrying the yarn under stitches (find LH here).

Learn all the tips and tricks to create truly reversible colorwork in both half double crochet and double crochet with my book, Reversible Color Crochet!

Reversible Color Change in
Half Double Crochet Tutorial:
1. Work indicated stitch to last yarn over of the stitch in first color (blue), yarn over with second color (white).
2. Pull through all 3 loops on hook. Flip dropped yarn over to back of work between your hook and new yarn.
3. After working the first stitch in the new color, gently tighten the dropped yarn at the back of your work. This leaves yarn at top of work to be picked up on next row.

This yarn flip traps the yarn under the back of the stitch, avoiding even the short upward strands which appear on the back of typical color change stitches. Once your fingers get used to working the yarn flip, it will become really easy. This little Yarn Flip, combined with the Late Color Change I showed last week, are the 2 steps that make Reversible Intarsia most different from other colorwork techniques you have seen.


  1. I bought your book and really love your designs. My question is do you start with fresh blue yarn after the white stitches in order not to have to carry over from previous blue stitches?

  2. I've recently brought your book because I don't like the puzzle piece effect when do a picture in sc. The right side of every colour change is jagged. Is there any way of doing a picture in sc without showing the zigzag like edges between colours?

    1. I would love to know this as well. Try the wide single crochet. It can be worked in the round and in back tk front and both sides look the same only problem is to me anything made this way is thick