Stitch Your Way to Tapestry Crochet

Tapestry crochet opens up a new world for crocheters, allowing us to play with colorwork in exciting ways. Alessandra Haydn guides her fellow crocheters on a fun exploration of her favorite technique in Modern Tapestry Crochet. This useful technique allows us to carry yarn without floats on the wrong side. I’ve even seen my colleagues use it to mimic knitted colorwork with great success!

For some specialized crochet patterns, let’s check out a few toppers Alessandra designed to show off tapestry crochet.

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Happy Trails Headband

Themed like a road trip through the land of yarn, Modern Tapestry Crochet travels through techniques that result in beautiful, on-trend projects that we can wear again and again. The Happy Trails Headband features an adorable two-colored argyle pattern that will keep your ears warm while hiking the trails. I would even venture as far as to say that you can style this as a headband for a warmer but windy hike to keep your hair from dancing with the breeze.

The Wayfinding Hat

Perfect for staying warm and looking adorable, the Wayfinding Hat features decorative arrows that will help you find your way as you scout the great outdoors. Like all of Alessandra’s pieces, this one is worked in the back loop only, which creates a little ridge on the right side, an important technique that helps create the illusion that the stitches are lining up. This top-down hat is a great addition to any wardrobe and Alessandra provides two color combinations from which to choose – or you can be adventurous and choose your own color combination from Berroco’s many colorways!
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Point a Slouch

Slouchy hats are very much my thing and I was so excited that the Point a Slouch hat was included among the book’s patterns. Alessandra tapped into current trends and designed an excellent slouchy hat that features mountain-like diamonds and works four yarn colors. Like the other two designs that I chatted about, this brim-up hat allows you to explore the colorways of Quince & Co, Alessandra’s suggested yarn.

Of course, you don’t have to take all of Alessandra’s suggestions, but all of her worked wool or wool blend yarns will keep your head cozy while you journey through life.

Have you tackled tapestry crochet on your crochet adventures? Let me know in the comments below!

—Lisa


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