How to Do Tapestry Crochet Without Switching Hands

When doing flat tapestry crochet, normally you would have two options when it comes to moving from round to round: turn your work like you normally would when crocheting, or turn the hook and work with your left hand from left to right. Neither of these options is ideal. Turning your work creates a messier look, and using your left hand can be very difficult to learn. Luckily, I’ve discovered a third option 🙂

This third option allows you the comfort of using only your right hand (or your dominant hand), while achieving the same look as you’d get with your left hand. Without further ado, your video..

(Actually, just a little further ado.. I want to apologize in advance for the occasional blurriness of the video. For some reason, my video was just refusing to cooperate. For best detail, please make sure you’re watching this video in 1080p. You can change the quality setting by clicking the little wheel symbol in the bottom right-hand corner.) Okay, now without further ado…

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Wayuu Pattern #3

So many patterns, so little time.

This pattern bears a slight resemblance to the Differing Diamonds pattern, but it’s quite a bit easier, smaller and it requires only 3 colors instead of 4. I know a lot of people have told me the Differing Diamonds pattern is beautiful, but they feel like they wouldn’t be able to successfully do a pattern like that. I want to remind you all, you’re capable of anything! You are capable of doing the Differing Diamonds pattern! But if you are just not ready to jump into a pattern like that, this is a much more inviting place to start 🙂

**This patterns uses the Modified Single Crochet Stitch.**wayuu #3

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

 

Matchstick Pattern

The matchstick pattern could be classified as an easy pattern for a few reasons: simple repeating pattern, two colors, straight lines only. But just because it’s easy does not mean it’ll look boring. That’s tapestry crochet for you! Don’t you just love it?

**This pattern uses a modified single crochet stitch, not a regular SC**

**8/24/2016 UPDATE – The previous version of this pattern had a few mistakes on it. I’ve replaced it with the corrected version above. I sincerely apologize to anyone who may have started it but couldn’t finish because of the mistakes.**

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. Happy Crocheting!

 

 

Cacti Pattern

**This pattern uses a modified single crochet stitch**

This pattern is dedicated to my second home; the state of Arizona. I love looking out my back yard and seeing one of these saguaros, birds perched on the spikey limbs pecking at the white flowers. Did you know it takes a saguaro cacti take 8 years to grow just about an inch and a half? And it takes about 70  years for a saguaro to grow it’s first arm. And they can get to  be really tall, like 50 feet tall. Can you tell I really admire the saguaro cactus? Anyway! Here’s a pattern for you all 🙂

cacti pattern

 

And here’s the abbreviated graph:

cacti-pattern-abbreviated

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!

 

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!