Carol Ventura


Felted Tapestry Crochet Carrion Bag (for Right-Handers)

Tapestry crochet differs from ordinary crochet in its texture, tension, and how colors are manipulated. Two or more yarns are single crocheted at the same time to create intricate or simple motifs. One yarn is carried while another is worked over it. Tapestry crochet has the flexibility and portability of crochet, but the finished pieces look woven.
For those who like to crochet loosely – this is the project for you – since it’s tapestry crocheted with a large hook and loose stitches. First, the flat spiral base is crocheted, then when the diameter of the base is no longer increased, the edges of the spiral move upwards to form the sides. The bottom, sides, and strap are all one piece! The bag shrinks and felts like magic in a washing machine. The beauty of felted tapestry crochet is that pattern is visible on the inside and the outside and the felted fabric is so substantial, the bag does not need to be lined. The pattern for this tapestry crochet bag is in The AntiCraft Book, published in 2007. Gauge is 10 stitches and 9 rows to 4 inches/10 cm on a size N US13/9mm hook.

(Is anyone else grooving on the 'carrion'/'carry on' pun? We are. Left-handed version available here-- Ed.)

Pattern Detail

  • motif graph charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • fall/winter
  • circular, no sewing
  • 19" x 12" before felting and 13" x 11.5" after felting
  • digital PDF has 8 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 9.0 mm
    • ---
    • 10.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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