Fair Isle and Intarsia Crochet have some similarities yet they are different in what each accomplishes with look and design. With Fair Isle Crochet, you create a design by changing colors every few stitches. Fair Isle is traditionally seen in knitting but is also becoming popular with crochet. With Instarsia Crochet, you also create a design by changing colors every few stitches but the difference is in how the yarn is carried. Intarsia Crochet is reversible so the design can be seen from both sides; fair isle is not as reversible.
However, they are both beautiful forms of crochet to create and admire. Each requires patience and diligence but the end result will leave others asking how did you create such a beautiful masterpiece. Here is a pattern compilation of 10 free crochet patterns showcasing Fair Isle and Intarsia Crochet.
Crochet some nice fair isle fingerless mitts this autumn using waistcoat stitch.
Heat up your cold weather wardrobe with these fun Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts. Shown in Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash. (Patons Yarns)
A Fair Isle look circular crochet cushion/mandala/place mat in cottons but could be made in Merino. In stages all links listed and off shoot projects from the cushion back a flower motif.
Worked in panels, which are sewn together.
Enjoy this crochet version of Fair Isle that has traditionally been a knit technique. This “X” and “O” pattern is perfect to give as a gift to someone dear to you.
Bead tapestry crochet and bead spinners were made for each other! Since tapestry crochet is done with a minimum of two threads, each thread may be strung with a single bead color. Only the color that is needed at the time is crocheted to form the motif while the other thread is carried. The bead falls to the back of the stitch and the colored threads contribute to the pattern and the substantial fabric that provides the basket’s structure. This flexible medium offers fantastic design potential since the design is not locked in – colors can be changed at any point!
This round up was compiled by Cre8tion Crochet Contributor Dianne Hunt.
Dianne is the owner of Same DiNamics Crochet. The name Same DiNamics is very special to her. It came about at a time where she needed something in her life. She started blogging by doing book reviews, which she still does. Dianne re-discovered crocheting about 3 years ago, she added ‘Crochet’ to her blog name for easy recognition. She has not let the hook down ever since. Her goal in crocheting is to learn as much as she can and do amazing things. She is following the journey that has been set before her. You can find Dianne on Ravelry, her blog or facebook.