A Crochet Tapestry Bag

I am working on making some nice small patterns for the workshop on Saturday in Tapestry Crochet and I am trying to create some simple design patterns that will have maximum visual impact and will make it simple enough for the participants to get the technique.

IMG_3563smallYesterday I ran this little bag off the hook and I have made it a size that it will fit the average small paperback for the summer holiday treks around the world, or perhaps just around town.

I put the carrier strap a bit askew so that it will just hang right across the chest.

Normally when I work with Tapestry Crochet I work with a much smaller hook than usually required for the chosen yarn to get the strongest and tightest fabric possible. However, in this case I worked in Icelandic Ístex Lopi which is an Aran weight so I tried to work it on a size 5 mm hook and it’s just fine although the fabric is looser than normal, but it’s still substantial enough.

I like the colours, they are a bit more loud in reality, but otherwise subtle enough. The Ístex yarns have the most fantastic colour range.

My next tapestry project is quite loud. I’m working in Schoppel Wolle Zauberball sock yarn and I can’t say that the colours are exactly subtle. Watch this space!

Tapestry Crochet Workshop – €25
• Part 1: Saturday 24th July 2010 from 3 – 5pm
• Part 2: Friday 6th August 2010 from 3 – 5pm (if you just want to learn the technique, you do not need this class)
• Learn how to crochet Tapestry. You will need basic crochet skills to get the most out of the class.

Class booking can be done  at The Yarn Room online shop or by calling the shop on Tel: +353 (0)85 1303762

7 responses to “A Crochet Tapestry Bag”

  1. This project is lovely! Thank you so much for introducing others to the wonderful world of tapestry crochet!

  2. Irene says:

    Thank you Carol, I find the heart shape nice and simple as an introductory shape for learning the technique. It’s the most fantastic technique, particularly to a colourwork obsessed Scandinavian like me.

  3. Martha says:

    I LOVE this little bag!!!
    when will the pattern be available??? I saw it on Ravelry, and followed the link here to find out if it was available…great job!!!

  4. Irene says:

    Thank you very much Martha, you are very kind!

    I hope to work on the pattern over the coming weekend and will let you know once it’s done.

  5. Martha says:

    Thank you very much!!!

  6. Martha says:

    did you ever work out the pattern for the little bag?

  7. Irene says:

    Martha, I did indeed but the day I went to load it on Ravelry their system was not working properly and I have not since had time to chase it. But I promise, I will give it another try soon!