I kinda have a fond place in my heart for this pattern, because it was the first one I ever made using an image for inspiration. And, it was while making this pattern that I realized I really, really love tapestry crochet.
Putting this pattern together was like putting a puzzle together. But actually once I got the first couple of sections, the rest kinda fell into place.
Here’s my inspiration image:
As was noted in another post, you can’t achieve straight vertical lines using regular single crochets, so I just followed the natural slant that comes with the tapestry crochet method. Hence, the “slanted” y’s. Maybe in the future I’ll try to recreate this pattern using the modified single crochet method. But for now, the slanted y’s proved a perfect pattern for a beautiful blue bag. (Don’t you absolutely adore all my amazing alliteration?)
Lovely, don’t you think? The pattern is easy to get lost on but it’s really fun and definitely rewarding. Without further ado! The pattern:
Since the Y shapes in the pattern overlap, it’s kinda hard to visualize it on the graph, so I outlined one of the y’s to make it a little easier to see. For this pattern, the easiest method is to use the abbreviated graph below most of the time and refer to the full graph above when you start to feel lost. Sometimes I only use one or the other, but it this case using both would probably be the best way to go about it. The abbreviated graph:
I would love to see what you make with this pattern! If you use this pattern and want to show off what you made, you can do so on my Facebook page. Good luck and let the creativity flow! And if you’d like the specific pattern for the bag I made, let me know and I’ll gladly add it!