Use this free op art checkerboard chart for creating crochet projects; you'll use the tapestry crochet technique, crocheting overtop of unused colors as you work.
This chart is unique because the striped pattern creates an op art effect, or optical illusion. The effect is more noticeable with certain color combinations than others, and you can have a lot of fun re-coloring this design in different ways.Overall, it's a fun crochet pattern, and its likely to hold your interest the whole time you are crocheting it.
Coordinating Op Art Heart Chart
You can use this chart alone, but if you'd like to combine the design with a coordinating pattern, check out the op art heart chart that I've designed to go along with it. You can create afghan squares using these two charts, and join the squares in an alternating pattern to create a warm blanket. I am sure you can think of plenty of additional creative ways to use these designs.
Learn More About Op Art
- Shelley Esaak, your Guide to art history, published an overview of the op art movement. If you haven't yet had the opportunity to learn about op art, Shelley's article is a great starting point for discovering the basics.
- If you'd like to learn how to paint op art, perhaps you'd enjoy this op art tutorial and this printable op art worksheet by Marion Boddy-Evans, your Guide to painting.