Pattern of the Week: Nordic Tapestry Pouch

Achieving colorwork in crochet can be intimidating. But when delving into the possibilities, it is tapestry crochet that will take you there. Within the pages of Interweave Crochet Winter 2019, you will find the perfect project to introduce your hook to tapestry crochet. This is the Nordic Tapestry Pouch by Brenda K.B. Anderson.

Let us not overlook the charm with which Anderson executes her designs. Her thoughtful whimsy has been featured quite a bit in Interweave Crochet, and Ravelry fans have given her the love she deserves many times over. The Nordic Tapestry Pouch is finding its fan base as well.

Check out the construction on this bad boy. Knowing that the devil’s in the details is also a mark of Anderson’s thoughtful approach to crochet design. She clearly wants this sweet crochet pouch to be a functional piece of your handmade life – sturdy, yet uniquely pretty. She nailed it.

This simple accessory has so much potential, especially as a gift. Picture it as the item made for an annual Girl’s Weekend, one for each of your road-tripping gal pals. Choose the colors that best reflect your recipient’s taste, and find your hook flying through the stitches so that you may get started on another version. Soon each of your closest friends will have their go-to makeup bag, notions bag, hair accessories storage pouch, or whatever is the best use scenario for this charming little project.

What colors will you choose to bring this project to life? Will you make it for yourself first, or for a friend? What will be stored beneath that zipper?

You will only know if you are willing to watch those stitches grow.

Craft on, crafters –
Jenn

p.s. For tips on using single crochet for tapestry crochet, check out this blog by Interweave Crochet editor, Sara Dudek!


Pattern Details

FINISHED SIZE About 7. ” wide and 6. ” tall, excluding zipper.

YARN DMC Natura Just Cotton (100% cotton; 170 yd [155 m]/1. oz [50 g]; ): #302-N38 liquen (MC) and #302-N02 ivory (CC), 1 ball each color.

HOOK Size C/2 (2.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge

NOTIONS Yarn needle; stitch marker (m); 8″ long zipper, 1; sewing needle and coordinating-color thread; 3″ cardboard square, 1.

GAUGE 26 sts and 21 rnds = 4″ in sc blo.


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