Everything else can wait until I finish this row…

Crochet Intarsia

Over the past few days I have been trying to figure out a new crochet technique: intarsia. I’ve done knitted intarsia before, it’s been challenging but fun – my greatest knitting accomplishment to date is an intarsia alphabet baby blanket for my niece.

I found some great tutorial videos on YouTube (if you need help with this technique I recommend Crochet Ever After’s Channel), but I must admit, I am not liking the way crochet intarsia looks. Unlike knitted Intarsia, when you crochet a square the first and last stitch are always off, not on top of the other, so it looks lopsided.

The project I want to make is a 1Up Mushroom (free on Ravelry), another project for the Super Mario Theme Nursery. I think what I am going to do is knit the colorwork in garter stitch (so that it stays reversable) and then crochet the border. Hopefully, the crochet chart will translate well into knitting. We’ll see how that works out.

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March is for Hookers ;-)

In case you didn’t know March is National Crochet Month so I am going to put aside some of my knitting projects and give my crochet hook a good workout.  Last year I got the premier issue of Vogue Knitting Crochet and this month I plan to make the #39 Shell Crochet Bag designed by Yoko Hatta.  I am going to use the Abuelita yarns that I got during my Yarn Crawl in São Paulo which are very close in color to the one modeled in the magazine.  I am so excited to start, so I gotta go.  Happy Crocheting!!

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