No other magazine brings you more inspirational designs that are perfectly suited to fit so many styles and skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned crocheter, these patterns will help you improve your crochet skills! Don’t miss out on the best tips, tricks and helpful techniques.
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Reading Nook • Hooked on tapestry crochet? These books will become your ultimate colorwork resources!
Our Favorite Red Heart Yarns for Tapestry Crochet! • Red Heart Yarns has all our favorite yarns for tapestry crochet! Tapestry crochet can use a lot of yarn, and its success depends on using the right colors. With affordable yarns in a wide range of colors and weights, Red Heart is the perfect place to start experimenting with this great technique!
Frontier Shawl • This generously sized triangle shawl will transform any woman into a modern cowgirl. The Tunisian crochet stitches have a rope-like appearance, and the long fringe adds a bit of attitude. YARN Berroco Suede.
Wilder Dress Yoke • Create this simple yoke using center single crochet and sew it to a skirt or piece of fabric to create a dress. It’s an easy way to add something new to textiles you already own. YARN Aunt Lydia’s Fashion Crochet Thread (Size 3), distributed by Coats and Clark.
Belle Necklace and Cuff • Front post treble crochet stitches, along with metal buttons and colorful accents, give the Belle Necklace plenty of texture. it is crocheted around a plain metal bracelet and will dress up any outfit. Make the matching cut for a complete set. YARN Lizbeth Size 10 Thread, distributed by Handy Hands.
Buffalo Belt • This tapestry crochet belt consists of stripes and triangles in contrasting colors. Make it in a range of sizes to wear around the waist or hips. YARN Brown Sheep Company Cotton Fine. PAGE 26.
Hinterland Hatband • Single crochet stitches and tapestry crochet create the intricate patterning of this hatband. Add it to your favorite fedora or cowboy hat for a stylish look. YARN Red Heart Yarns Heart & Sole.
Sundance Tote • Try this large, colorful tote bag made with tapestry crochet. The front and back square panels are worked in the round with stitches worked over the non-working color, and the sides are embroidered with surface slip stitch. YARN Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran.
Expedition Backpack • This tapestry crochet backpack uses the extended center single crochet stitch to create its intricate patterning. The easy drawstring fastening lets you wear it in a multitude of ways, and the large size leaves plenty of room for all your yarn! YARN Red Heart Yarns Creme de la Creme.
Oakley Top • Add a unique layering piece to your spring wardrobe. The yarn itself becomes a feature in this lightweight broomstick lace top. YARN Berroco Mykonos.
Santa Fe Vest Backing • Work up this rectangular pattern and attach it to your favorite denim vest or jacket. Change the patterning, gauge, or shaping slightly to make it fit on the back of several jackets; the easy geometric pattern is easy to adjust. YARN Red Heart Yarns Super Saver.
Sunset Stripes Ruana • This ruana features an appealing stripe pattern, with elongated double crochet stitches adding texture and airiness to the design. The striking arrow-patterned band is worked separately and adds a western flair. YARN Sugar Bush Yarns Cabot.
Tips and Tricks for Working Tapestry Crochet • Tapestry crochet is a color-changing technique that allows you to work a single row of stitches in more than one color. Using this technique lets you create intricate patterning and beautiful projects. You can use various stitches to create these projects, but no matter which one you use, some universal tips apply.
4 VARIATIONS ON Single Crochet for Tapestry
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