How to Make Tapestry Crochet Bag Part 1 Easy step by step for beginners


hi I’m Kristin Omdahl and welcome to
my studio in this series of videos I’m going to
show you how to make the Shangri-la tapestry crochet bag. Tapestry crochet is
an incredible technique for creating gorgeous color work with simple stitches
and the added bonus is the fabric is reversible. If you can double crochet you
can make this bag! To make this beautiful bag you’re going to need two balls each
of two different colors of Be So Baby Yarn which is DK weight 100% milk
fiber. I’m going to use two balls of color peach and two balls of colored
turquoise for the sample and the original bag was done in two balls of
navy blue and orchid pink. You’re also going to need a size E / or 3.5
mm crochet hook. Follow the link provided to order Be So Baby Yarn and
download your pattern. The construction of the bag begins at the bottom base. We
start here in the center of the bottom of the bag and work out increasing in
pattern for the circular base of the bag once we complete the pattern of this
star, we start working, still in the round, but without increases to create
the walls of the bag in this beautiful chevron pattern. Each of the charts
explain that and I’ll show you those items as we come to them in the pattern.
Let’s get started! As you’ll see here on the first chart of the pattern we’re
going to start with a chain 5 and slip stitch to join to create a chain 5 ring You want to tie your
yarn onto your crochet hook. If you prefer a slipknot or Magic Loop or a
square knot it doesn’t matter whichever way you prefer and you want to start
with a chain 5 now you want to slip stitch to the fifth chain from your hook
not including the working loop on your hook. You’ll count back 1 2 3 4 5 chains insert your hook, yarn over pull through that chain
and also pull through the loop on your hook now you’ve created your chain 5
ring back to the Chart round 1 is chain 3 which counts as a double crochet and
then 11 more double crochets in the ring and slip stitch to the top of the chain
3 at the beginning of the round to join now I’ll show you how to do that and
notice we’re still in that first color we’re only using one color on this round
so we’re now going to chain 3 which counts as our double crochet and I’m
going to work around my tail so that I’m covering it as I go and won’t need to
weave in this loose end at the end and as I’m showing you this it will end up
being something very important to tapestry crochet once we get to the next
round so a double crochet is yarn over your hook insert your hook into the
chain 5 ring not into the individual chains but just that chain 5 larger
space in the center yarn over insert yarn over pull up a loop yarn over pull
through two loops on your hook yarn over pull through two loops on your hook if
you need more help with learning how to do a double crochet stitch please check
out the double crochet stitch video in my crochet stitch library and I’ll post
a link to that in the video description as well we want to do 10 more double
crochets all in the ring we need to join this round and normally we would just
slip stitch into the third chain of that beginning chain 3 to join but the next
round begins with a new color so we’re going to begin that slip stitch with our
color but then we’re going to finish this stitch with our next color okay so
taking our second color down we’re going to finish that last step of the slit
slip stitch with the next color so pull through and you want to pull our first
color taut just so that the stitch stays snug now next round is in our second
color and we’re going to chain 3 which counts as a double crochet double
crochet in the same stitch then work two double crochet
stitches in each stitch around As we’re doing that we’re going to carry
our original color with us to hide it behind the work so we’re going to chain
three now and work a double crochet in that same stitch with our second color
yarn over insert your hook into that same space because we remember this is
where the chain 3 that counts as the double crochet is and now we’re going to
grab the working yarn of our first color and just like we hid the tail in the
beginning of the last round we’re now just going to hide that main color as we
go if you wanted to hide all the tails to not have to weave in loose ends you
could do that as well but for the demonstration of tapestry crochet this
is the one that I want to teach you this time so pull up a loop yarn over pull
through two yarn over pull through two now as we work around the instructions
for this round is to work two double crochets in each stitch around which
you’ve done before if you’ve done any hat or any increasing circle the only
difference now is that we’re carrying two yarns as we do it so we’re going to
work two double crochets in the next stitch but as we go we’re going to carry
that second color of yarn okay now we’re going to slip stitch to
the top of the first stitch at the beginning of the round to join and we’re
going to use our same color because when we go back to the chart here you’ll see
that round three begins with a chain three that counts as a double crochet in
our second color but then we do go back to our first color for the second stitch
in the same space and then you notice that we change color every couple of
stitches here and I’ll show you that as we go so we’re going to start with
turquoise then go back to peach then go back to turquoise so it’s a chain three
that counts as a double crochet but you want to do the last step of each stitch
in the color that’s going to be used for the next stitch so we did a chain two
we’ll do our third chain in the other color because the next stitch is a
double crochet and that double crochet is in the same stitch this is the
increase so you’ll yarn over your hook insert your hook in the same stitch yarn
over pull up a loop yarn over pull through two now the last step of this
stitches two yarn over pull through two again but the next stitch is in the
turquoise so we’re going to then grab turquoise to finish this stitch and yarn
over pull through two and then you just want to give us you know a gentle tug to
the original to make sure that the stitch is nice and taut we’re now going
to work turquoise in the next stitch so yarn over your hook insert your hook in
the next stitch yarn over pull up a loop yarn over pull through two yarn over
pull through two and we finish this stitch in all one color because the next
stitch is the same color so let’s go back to the chart and even though we did
chain three for the first stitch at the beginning of the round the repeat is
actually two double crochets in one stitch 1 double crochet in the next
which again you’re really familiar with if you’ve done any increasing in the
round before like this but this time we’re going to do color B color a color
B turquoise is our color B so you want to make sure you’re working over the
their color as you go so we’re going to do turquoise change our color to finish
the stitch to do our second stitch in that same stitch our increase in
color A but finish the stitch with colored B because the next stitch is
also color B okay so it’s two double crochets in one stitch 1 double crochet
in the next but within that we’re doing one color B one color A one color B so
when you’re changing color it’s really important that you do the last stitch
the last step of that stitch in whatever color the next stitch is going to be so now I’m going to finish this round
repeating that and just going slow so you can follow along okay we’re on our last repeat now so
we’re going to work a double crochet in color B change the color at the last
step because the next stitch is in color A switch colors again so that we can
switch back to color B because the last of the three stitches is also in color B
now notice that I was changing which way I grabbed my yarn each time if you
continually grab from one direction you’ll end up tangling your yarns but if
you pick a direction to grab your yarn from for each color this works really
well in a two color project like let’s say you grabbed the colored B from the
front and color a from the back if you do it in the same fashion every time
you’ll end up keeping your yarns nice and tangle free so now before we slip
stitch to join I want to make sure that I know what color I’m starting the next
round in because that will determine how I finish this stitch so the next round
is also a chain three in color B and then the next two stitches are color a
and then we go back to color B so it’s a four stitch repeat but this time it’s
going to be two stitches in the first stitch and then one stitch in each of
the next two stitches so we’re we’re doing two different things here we’re
changing color twice and also doing an increase to go from three stitches to
four within our repeat but because we don’t change color on that first stitch
I’m going to do the complete slip stitch in color B okay so now we’re going to do
our chain three that begins our round and counts as a double crochet but
because it’s the end of color B at the moment we’re also going to grab color a to complete the third of that chain
three space then work a double crochet in the same stitch so that we get our
repeat our increase the next stitch is also in color A but the next stitch is in color B so on
our last step of the double crochet we’ll switch to color B again and then
finish the end of our repeat with a double crochet in color B so we’ve got
chain three double crochet in the same stitch and then one double crochet in
each of the next two and that might make more sense when we do our actual repeat
that doesn’t have the chain three so we’re now going to in the next stitch
work two double crochets one in color B changing color at the last step one in
color a finishing the whole stitch in color a because the next stitch is in
color a attending the last step of this stitch in color B because the next
stitch is also in color B so this repeat is to work two double crochets in the
first stitch and 1 double crochet in each of the next two stitches in the
color sequence of one stitch color B two stitches color A and one stitch in color
B and that’s what we’re going to repeat all the way around for round four and notice that I’m covering whatever yarn
I’m not using on a given stitch I’m covering it and working over it in my
stitches so that you don’t see tails on the back side or you don’t see the
floats either I made a mistake there I’m doing to call
it two stitches in peach in a row so I can finish the whole stitch in peach on
the first one okay we’ve made it all the way around
round four but before we slip stitch to the top of the chain three we just want
to make sure that we begin the next round in the same color which we do so
we’re going to slip stitch into the third chain of the beginning chain three
to join and this is what the end of round four should look like the
remainder of the base of the bag which is through round twelve you will follow
the two different charts and do exactly what we just did on these rounds which
means you’ll be increasing one time in each repeat and also changing the
sequence of the colors as you go as well in the next video I will show you how to
do the non-increasing wall section which will be the second chart or the third
chart actually second pattern to do the chevrons. For those of you that don’t
know me I am an author designer entrepreneur single mom and a teacher I
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ask me! xoxo, Kristin

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