Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tapestry Crochet Experiment

I saw something cool and decided to try it, Tapestry Crochet. This is where you change colors in the middle to form pictures. I wanted to see if I could make the pacifier pouch cuter. Here is what I came up with.

Used the 2-color fussier version of the pacifier pouches I have been making,  row 1 and 2. Then I just sc all the way around in the chart pattern below.

I worked this chart from the bottom up. And yes, this is a cross stitch chart.

I crochet in the round so I didn't have to worry about which way I was crocheting or looking at the chart. Because I carried the yarn to switch colors, the pouch turned out to be too small for a pacifier. It is also tight and not stretchy. I am going to use it as a change holder instead. I still have to add the button.

My Changes: To My changes
Flap closure instead of just a button and loop
Row 1: sc across, ch 1, turn
Row 2: slip stitch across in each sc, ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc across, ch 1, turn
(sc the sc from Row 1 and slp st on top from Row 2 together
aka going under sc from row 1 but over slp st from row 2)
Row 4: slp st across
Row 5: sc dec, sc across, sc dec
(Cannot use invisible dec)
Row 6: sc, hdc, dc, tc, tc, dc, hdc, sc
(space btw 2 tc becomes the button hole)
Row 7: reverse sc aka crab stitch across

Here is another chart you could use for something larger.

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