Gridded Dots Pattern

Take something classically casual like a polka dot pattern and put it on a grid and you get the perfect blend of girly and modern.  (AKA, the Gridded Dots pattern.)

This patterns uses the Modified Single Crochet stitch, not a regular SC. Click here to see how it’s done. (It’s easy, I promise!)gridded-dots-pattern

Bargello Flowers Tote Bag

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Materials: Size D (3.125 mm) hook. Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Yarn, 1 skein of each of the following colors – Navy, Tangerine, Lemon, Mint (size 4 yarn, 186 yards per skein)

**Note! You may want to buy 2 skeins of the blue. I only used one skein but I came dangerously close to running out of it.**

Click here for my review of Lion Brand’s 24/7 Cotton Yarn! I highly recommend it for this project.


Chain 73 (with blue yarn)

**Begin with using the regular SC stitch**

Round 1: (With blue yarn only.) Starting in second chain from hook, do a SC in back loop of each chain stitch. When you get to the end of the chain, flip your work. In the opposite side of the last chain stitch that you worked into, complete another SC. Continuing along the opposite side of the chain, complete a SC into each chain stitch. You should have a total of 144 SC’s at the end of Round 1.

Round 2: (Bring in the rest of the yarn colors.) Complete 1 blue SC into each stitch, all the way round. (144)

Rounds 3 – 4: Complete 1 blue SC into each stitch, all the way around (144)

Rounds 5: Complete 1 green SC into each stitch, all the way around (144)

Round 6: Complete 1 yellow SC into each stitch, all the way around (144)

Round 7: Complete 1 orange SC into each stitch, all the way around (144)

**Begin using the Modified Single Crochet**

Round 8: Complete row 1 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 9: Complete row 2 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 10: Complete row 3 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 11: Complete row 4 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 12: Complete row 5 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 13: Complete row 6 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 14: Complete row 7 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 15: Complete row 8 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 16: Complete row 9 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 17: Complete row 10 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 18: Complete row 11 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 19: Complete row 12 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 20: Complete row 13 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 21: Complete row 14 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 22: Complete row 15 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 23: Complete row 16 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 24: Complete row 17 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 25: Complete row 18 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 26: Complete row 19 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Round 27: Complete row 20 of the abbreviated pattern (below) 12 times (144)

Rounds 28 – 42: repeat Rounds 8 – 22 (In other words, repeat rows 1-15 of the abbreviated graph)

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**Return to using regular SC**

Rounds 43 – 44: Complete 1 orange SC into each stitch, all the way around (144)

Rounds 45 – 46: Complete 1 yellow SC into each stitch, all the way around (144)

Rounds 47: Complete 1 green SC in the first 21 stitches, chain 4. Skip 4 stitches.

Beginning in 5th stitch, complete 1 green SC into the next 33 stitches. Chain 4. Skip 4 stitches.

Beginning in 5 stitch from hook, complete 1 green SC into the next 30 stitches. Chain 4. Skip 4 stitches.

Beginning in 5th stitch from hook, complete 1 green SC into the next 33 stitches. Chain 4. Skip 4 stitches.

Beginning in 5th stitch from hook, complete 1 green SC into the next 12 stitches. (144)

Round 48: Complete 1 green SC into each stitch, all the way around (144)

**Attach handles of your choice. See below for instructions on how I made my handles/straps**


For the Handles:

Step 1: Take one strand of each color: Tangerine, Lemon and Mint. Pull yarn out until you reach a good length for your handle/strap. Pull out another 6 inches. You’ll need the extra yarn later for securing the straps to the bag. Fold the yarn in half and double check that you’re happy with the length. Mine was about ….. inches long.

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Step 2: Continue to pull the yarn out and fold it over itself two times around, being sure to maintain the proper length. (The photo only shows the first fold around.)

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Step 3: After completing step 2, you should have 6 strand of each color in the bunch. Double check to make sure you have the right amount.

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Step 4: Loop the yarn around something that’ll keep it in place once you begin braiding. I used a the leg of a chair for mine. Cut the yarn off at the bottom of the loop.

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Step 5: Separate the yarn into three groups, each consisting of two strands of each color. Take the three strands in your hand, make sure the ends line up and comb any tangles out with your fingers.

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Step 6: Braid the three strands until you reach the end of the yarn. Tie a double knot around both ends of the braid. Cut open the loop that was tied around the chair leg (or whatever you used).

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Step 7: Pull the ends of the braid through the holes in the bag. If the handle is too long, continue to pull the ends until they reach a good length. I ended up having to cut off part of the braid because it was longer than I anticipated. After cutting the braid off, I unraveled the braid from the point where it passed through the hole in the bag to the end so it would lay flat for the next step.

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Step 8: Take a strand of blue yarn about 18 inches long and use it to tie a tight double knot around the handle as I did in the picture below. Make sure you leave only a few inches of the blue strand on one side of the knot so that most of the strand is on the other side of the knot. It’s best to have the knot on the inside of the strap so it’ll be less noticeable. Begin to wrap the long end of the blue strand tightly around the handle. Stop at end point you’d like, but on the last wrap around, use your finger to create a space so you can tie a knot.

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Step 9: Tie a knot into the space your created in the last step. With a large-eyed needle, thread the yarn into the blue coil all the way through until it comes out the bottom, skipping the last wrap around that you just made a knot into. Use the needle again to wrap the thread around the coil closest to the bag and do one last knot around it.

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Step 10: Cut off any excess yarn above the coil. That’s it! Repeat the process until handles are secured at all four points 🙂

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Chained Diamonds Pattern

There’s beauty in simplicity. I love making really elaborate patterns, but sometimes I just crave a little simplicity. Patterns like this satisfy that craving. To me, this pattern looks a bit like a bunch of bracelets.. like the pattern is just waiting to adorn any project it’s used on.

This tapestry crochet pattern is great for beginners since it’s quite easy to do, yet not lacking at all in visual interest. Many people have expressed to me that they find tapestry crochet to be a bit intimidating. To anyone who’s afraid to jump in, I challenge you to try this pattern out and be amazed at what you’re capable of 🙂
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If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. You can also message me directly on the All Tapestry Crochet Facebook page. I wish you the very best of luck on your next project, and Happy Crocheting!

Greek Inspired #3

This pattern is basically an adaption of another pattern that someone sent to me. The original pattern was not intended to be used in the round, and there wasn’t really any simple way to make it work. So, instead of trying to make that one work, I took the elements of it and made this pattern!

The amount of designs that can be made with tapestry crochet is endless, so put no limits on your imagination. Make something from nothing.. or make something from something else 🙂 The sky’s the limit!

**This pattern uses a modified SC, not a regular SC. Click here to learn how it’s done. It’s easy, I promise!**
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Here’s the abbreviated graph, for your convenience.
greek inspired 3 abbreviatedPlease feel free to leave any questions or comments in the comment section below, or you can message me directly on the All Tapestry Crochet Facebook page. Best of luck to you on your next project, and Happy Crocheting!

Striped Arrows Pattern

Finally, another pattern that uses a regular SC! I feel like that’s something I should mention right off the bat, since I hardly ever use regular SC’s anymore. I bet a lot of you guys have been looking forward another SC pattern, right? I love the way tapestry crochet looks with regular SC, but in some ways it’s just not as versatile as the modified SC. But anyway, here’s one for you all.. and a pretty nice one, I believe 🙂 Enjoy!
striped arrows pattern If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below, or you can message me directly on the All Tapestry Crochet Facebook page. Best of luck on your next project, and Happy Crocheting!

Flower Pattern #2

Where I live, we get sun just about every single day of the year. There’s no such thing as a gloomy season. The worst that happens is a slight drop in the average temperature.. so you can call me spoiled when I say that even with winter temperatures averaging at 65 degrees, I still find myself missing the summer as soon as it’s gone. This pattern is for those of you who, like me, refuse to let the warm weather go..

I’m currently in the process of making a bag with this pattern, and once I’m done, I’ll upload my first ever complete pattern. (That’s right.. not just a diagram, but the actual whole pattern!)

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If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. You can also message me directly on the All Tapestry Crochet Facebook page 🙂 I wish you all the very best of luck on your next project, and happy crocheting!

Bargello Pattern #4

I know I’ve been posting a lot of large patterns lately, so here’s one that doesn’t take a lot of stitches to complete. The fact that this pattern is smaller means it can have a lot more uses. I used jewel-toned and neutral colors for the pattern, but it would look great with lots of different color schemes. Maybe bright, like Bargello #3? Or maybe dark like Bargello #2…

**This pattern uses a modified single crochet stitch, not a regular SC. Click here to find out how it’s done. it’s easy, I promise!**

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If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below, or you can message me directly on the All Tapestry Crochet Facebook page. Best of luck to you on your next project, and happy crocheting!

Bargello Pattern #3

Bright, colorful, lively, fun. I want to use this pattern for everything! Back when I was going to school, I had my room decorated with pastel purples, pinks and off-whites. I really loved my peaceful little space. But if I had known about tapestry crochet and had this pattern, I would have tossed it all and replaced everything with pieces made of Bargello Pattern #3 🙂

**This pattern uses a modified single crochet stitch, not a regular SC. Click here to learn how it’s done. It’s easy, I promise!**

And here’s the abbreviated graph:

Bargello Pattern #3 - Abbreviated Graph

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below, or you can message me directly on the All Tapestry Crochet Facebook page 🙂 Happy crocheting!

Bargello Pattern #2

This is the second bargello-inspired pattern I’ve made, and it won’t be the last. Bargello is a type of needlework that is believed to date back to the 17th century, but made a comeback in the mid 20th century. To me, it’s reminiscent of the 70’s, but it’s easily made modern with the right shapes and color schemes. What I love about it is how easily a bargello design can be translated into a tapestry crochet pattern. I hope you all are loving these patterns as much as I am, because I’m going to keep making them 🙂

**This pattern uses a modified single crochet stitch, not a regular SC. Click here to find out how it’s done. It’s easy, I promise!**

This is a large pattern that takes a lot of stitches to complete. Use a light yarn, unless you’re planning on making a very large project.

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Bargello Pattern #1

If you’re looking for a challenge, you’ve come to the right place. This pattern is really big and really colorful and I really want to make it but I know I don’t have enough yarn right now, so will someone please make it for me so I can look at it and admire it and appreciate the versatility of tapestry crochet even more? Please..?

Yes, this pattern is very large, so plan on using a very light yarn (unless you’re looking for a very large pattern because you want to make a very large project, of course..) Maybe this pattern would work well for flat tapestry? I haven’t tried it, so I can’t say.. but once again, maybe someone wants to try for me? 😀

**This pattern uses a modified single crochet stitch.**
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And here’s the abbreviated graph:

Bargello Pattern #1 - Abbreviated

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below, or you can message me directly on the All Tapestry Crochet Facebook page. I wish you all very happy crocheting 🙂