Overlapping Squares Pattern

The Overlapping Squares Pattern is a clash between retro and modern. While it’s quite simple, it packs a lot of visual power, so may be best suited for smaller projects like tablet covers, clutches, etc. But perhaps if you scaled it up a bit, it would work well for larger projects too. overlapping squares pattern

And here’s the abbreviated graph:

Overlapping Squares Pattern - Abbreviated Graph (Tapestry Crochet)

Black and white are the go-to colors for patterns like this, but this one could easily accommodate a splash of color, too. (Please note that this pattern uses a modified single crochet stitch. It’s very similar to a regular single crochet, but has slight differences that allow you to create straight vertical lines instead of vertical lines that have a diagonal slant.) Here’s the original:

Pattern To Graph for Tapestry Crochet:

Such a sleek pattern is a perfect compliment to the softer look of crochet. Anyone thinking of trying this tapestry crochet pattern out? If so, let me know in the comments below, or head over to the All Tapestry Crochet Facebook Page, where you can share your works-in-progress with your fellow tapestry crocheters! And if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave them in the comment section below, or on the Facebook page. Happy Crocheting!

Arrowheads Pattern

Here’s a fun pattern that mixes geometrical, clean shapes with tribal elements. It’s a bit tricky to the eyes, but not at all tricky to crochet. Graphed in black and white, it has a classic yet modern feel.. but at the same time, the simplicity of the pattern lends itself to fun color combinations. arrowheads pattern

Take the original version, for example. In pink and beige, it gives off a girly, casual vibe.

Inspiration for Tapestry Crochet Pattern:

Thinking of giving this pattern a try? If so, what colors would you use? And what would you make with it (a purse, pillow, laptop cover, etc.)? Let me know in the comments below, or head over to the All Tapestry Crochet Facebook page and share your plans with me and your fellow tapestry crocheters 🙂 And as always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask! Happy crocheting!

 

How to Crochet a Round Base in One Continuous Round (Wayuu-Style)

One of my favorite things about doing tapestry crochet in the round is that there’s never a need to join with a slip stitch and chain 1. You just move from round to round as if you’re creating one big spiral.

When it comes to the base, it can be worked the same way. Moving from round to round in bases is just as simple as moving from round to round in the rest of the project, but there are a few things to remember that are unique to making bases.

  1. When you get to the end of a round, begin the next round by crocheting directly into the next stitch. No need to join or ch 1. You may find it helpful to use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round.
  2. Each round (except for Round 1) must have 8 increases. If you’re making a base with more than 25 rounds, you will probably want to add more increases starting from about Round 20, because if you don’t, your base will likely start to curve up into a bowl shape.
  3. Where increases are placed varies depending on the design of the pattern. Moving increases to an appropriate spot in a round will preserve the design. When using a chart, it’s helpful to decide ahead of time where you would like to put your increases.

For a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a Wayuu-style tapestry crochet base, check out this 4-part video series. (Some things are easier to learn by doing rather than by reading about, and this is one of those things.)

If you have questions or comments, feel free to either leave them in the comment section of these videos on YouTube, or in the comment section below. And if you have a YouTube account, please consider liking these videos and subscribing to my channel (All Tapestry Crochet). And if you’re on Facebook you can follow All Tapestry Crochet there, too! I’d love for you to share your works-in-progress with me 🙂

Differing Diamonds

This bag is so beautiful, it’s hard to believe you could make one just like it. But you can 🙂

Here’s the graph for you all! Note that in the picture above, not all the diamonds are exactly the same. To mimic that, I made two different variations of the diamond, which alternate between rows. It adds just a little extra visual appeal.

differing diamonds pattern(Click on image to see larger version.)

**An important note: this pattern uses the modified single crochet stitch, not the regular single crochet. Click here for a tutorial on how to do the modified single crochet.**

I haven’t given this pattern a try yet, but when I do, I’ll keep you all updated on the All Tapestry Crochet Facebook page. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them in the comment section below. And if you’re new to tapestry crochet, check out the part of this website called The Basics, where you can find tutorials to help you get started. Happy crocheting!

Houndstooth Variation #1

A classic pattern, with a twist. This pattern resembles the classic houndstooth pattern, but is a little sleeker. Does anyone know if there’s a name for this pattern? I’ve been looking and looking but haven’t found anything.

Here’s what a regular houndstooth pattern looks like:

And here’s the variation I found somewhere on the internet:

Inspiration for Tapestry Crochet Pattern:

And here’s the graphed version of it:

Houndstooth Variation #1Note: This pattern uses the modified single crochet. For a tutorial on how to do the modified single crochet, click here.

Anyone thinking of giving this pattern a go? If so, feel free to share your progress with me and your fellow tapestry crocheters on the All Tapestry Crochet Facebook page. And if you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to leave them in the comment section below. Happy crocheting!

Greek Inspired #1

This tapestry crochet pattern with Grecian design elements is both challenging and rewarding. It’s like crocheting your way through a maze that only ends when you want it to. Although it is relatively challenging, anyone can make it, especially when using the abbreviated graph. (If you’ve never heard of an abbreviated graph, check out my tutorial here on how to read and understand abbreviated graphs, and click here for a tutorial on how to make them.)

I based the Greek Inspired #1 tapestry crochet pattern on this picture I found on Pinterest:

Inspiration for Tapestry Crochet Pattern:

 

Here’s the full pattern:Greek Inspired #1

And the abbreviated graph:

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I used this pattern to make this tablet cover:

tabletcoverThis pattern uses the modified single crochet, instead of the regular single crochet. Using the modified single crochet allows you to make vertical lines that go straight up and down rather than diagonal. To find out how to do the modified single crochet (it’s really easy, I promise), click here.

Planning on using this pattern? If so, follow All Tapestry Crochet on Facebook, where you can share your progress with me and your fellow tapestry crocheters. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below, or on the Facebook page. Happy Crocheting!

Varying Triangles Pattern

Here’s a clean, modern tapestry crochet pattern for you all! The Varying Triangles tapestry crochet pattern. With only two colors and simple shapes, this pattern is great for beginners, or for anyone wanting to take a break from more intricate patterns.

Tapestry crochet is so versatile, yet most people who know about it associate it mostly with Wayuu mochilas. This pattern is an example of how you can take this traditional technique and very easily put a modern spin on it.

Here’s the original image:

Inspiration for Tapestry Crochet Pattern:

(From Society6.com)

And the graphed pattern:

varying triangles pattern(Click on image to see larger version.)

Thinking of giving this pattern a go? Share your progress with me and your fellow tapestry crocheters on the All Tapestry Crochet Facebook page! And if you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to leave them in the comment section below, or on the Facebook page. Happy Crocheting!

 

Medieval Pattern #1

Here it is! My first medieval pattern! The truth is, when I first saw it, I didn’t know it was a a medieval design. But when I came across it on Pinterest, I followed the link to a website and found a ton of cool medieval patterns. Here’s the one this pattern is based one:pattern:

I can’t wait to graph the next medieval pattern. It’s a nice alternative to the typical Wayuu-inspired tapestry crochet patterns, don’t you think?
medieval1website3(Click on image for larger version.)

*Please note that most of my patterns are made to be used with the modified single crochet stitch, including this one.

So many patterns.. not enough time 🙂 Thinking of trying out this pattern? Let me know in the comments below! And follow me on Facebook, where you can share photos of your projects with me and your fellow crocheters. And if you have any questions, please feel free to ask away. Happy Crocheting!

Wayuu Pattern #2

Here’s a pattern based on this picture I saw on Pinterest:

tapestry crochet purse wayuu inspire:

The clutch above was made using a regular single crochet, but I would recommend using the modified single crochet for this one. The way I graph out patterns makes them easy to read whether you’re using regular single crochet stitches or modified single crochet stitches.

wayuu2 website1(Click on the image to see a larger version.)

With simple shapes and only two colors, this is a great quick weekend project. Planning on trying it out? Let me know in the comments below! And if you have any questions, please feel free to ask away. Happy Crocheting!

Wayuu Pattern #1

When I first got married, I had zero cooking ability. The only thing I knew how to make was hash-browns. And I didn’t even do that well. Once I started looking up recipes, I was amazed by how many things I was capable of making with the little bit of cooking knowledge that I already had.

Tapestry crochet was the same way for me. The first time I made a tapestry crochet project, I didn’t even know it was technically tapestry crochet. But once started getting into it, I was thrilled to learn that it’s really not as complicated as it looks. I’m excited about this next pattern because it looks like something you could only buy in a store but the truth is that anyone who knows how to do a modified single crochet can do it.

I found this beautiful clutch on Pinterest….Wayuu Inspired Tapestry Crochet Clutch:

And in less than an hour I had the pattern graphed out. Here it is!wayuu1 website2

And the abbreviated graph (18 across, 30 up and down):

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I can’t wait to use this pattern! As soon as I make something with this pattern, I’ll post it here. I hope you make something with it too, and then share it with me and your fellow crocheters on the All Tapestry Crochet Facebook page. Happy Crocheting!