THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Congrats to Catherine, Marilyn, Rebekah, and DedD. Stay tuned for more giveaways!
The fine folks at Interweave/F+W Media were kind enough to send us copies of new books using Berroco yarns, so we’re paying it forward and gifting our fans with copies of books and yarn to make the projects in them! This week, we’ve got another crochet book—Alessandra Hayden’s Modern Tapestry Crochet (Interweave/F+W Media 2017).
What is tapestry crochet, you ask? It’s a way of creating pictorial tapestries in crochet—sort of like working Fair Isle or stranded colorwork in knitting. Unlike the knitting version, however, tapestry crochet weaves the floats into the fabric, so you end up with a reversible project that looks fantastic no matter which way is facing out. Alessandra does a fantastic job of explaining the basics of tapestry crochet, though you will benefit from knowing how to work basic crochet stitches in advance (there is a glossary for a few more “advanced” crochet stitches, but all of the projects are fairly simple—this “barely-a-crocheter” could do these projects).
The pieces in this book are simply stunning—small accessories that can be completed quickly, larger shawls and throws that are perfect for cozy evenings, and carry-alls that look like they’d be fun to make and use. Let’s take a look at some of the projects!
This is the Passenger Slouch, with three different motifs worked around the body of this slouchy hat.
This is the Route Maps scarf, which uses a Greek key motif in a self-fringing scarf.
The Evergreen Country cowl uses a wide motif to create a boldly patterned cowl, crocheted in the round.
The West Wind Shawl is a show-stopper of a shawl, with it’s fluid pattern and all-around fringe.
The Crossroads Scarf uses a diamond motif to create a classic crocheted scarf.
The Wayfinding Hat is designed to keep you warm, with a longer back brim, all topped with a jaunty pompom.
And the Northway Mittens will keep your hands warm and cozy with this three-color pattern (only two colors are worked in each round, so you don’t have to worry about yarn management).
There are twenty projects in the book, but all of the projects shown here use Berroco Vintage®! They all use just two to four hanks of Berroco Vintage, and with 92 shades of Vintage, the hard part will be narrowing down your color choices. You could also use Berroco Ultra® Alpaca or Berroco Ultra Wool in any of the projects that call for Berroco Vintage.
Want to win a copy of this book, and yarn to make a project? It’s simple! Just leave a comment on this blog post letting us know which of the projects you’re most interested in making. We have four copies of the book to give away, so we’ll have four winners—each winner will get to choose which yarn (Berroco Vintage, Berroco Ultra Alpaca, or Berroco Ultra Wool) and which colors they receive. edit: You have until 11:59 pm EST on Monday, August 14, 2017 to leave a comment, and this giveaway is open to anyone in the world ages 18 and older.
If you want to see more of Alessandra’s work, head to her website! And if you just can’t wait, you can purchase the book from Amazon (print) or Interweave (print | eBook).
89 thoughts on “CLOSED Giveaway: Modern Tapestry Crochet”
The West Wind Shawl! The West Wind Shawl! The West Wind Shawl! The West Wind Shawl! The West Wind Shawl!
I’ve used this technique for baby jackets a long time ago. It’s really fun and not difficult.
The Route Maps scarf – fascinating colour development – have been trying to do something similar in Tunisian crochet
I would like to make the West Wind Shawl. It is absolutely stunning and have the perfect recipient in mind!
The West Wind Shawl, hands down!! I just love the fringe around all 3 sides.
West Wind Shawl FOR SURE! Love👍🏼LOVE😍 …
and would probably knit in blues because it Reminds me of waves … I live on the Atlantic Ocean❣️
OMGosh! I love the West Winds Shawl! I love the pattern and the fringe. Plus I do love wearing shawls. They’re so much fun. 🙂
I am hopping onto the West Winds Shawl wagon. So glad I am a crocheter as well as a knitter. Thanks.
I won’t lie, the West Winds Shawl calls to me. I want to learn this new technique!
Such cool patterns…would lovr to make the scarves and shawl.
The Passenger Slouch is my favorite. Would love to try this technique.
I have to pick just one. I think it would have to be the westwind shawl. I also love the Norway mittens and the passenger slouch. I really like them all.
The West Wind Shawl is absolutely stunning! I would love to wrap that beauty around me! This is a technique I have not tried before and would LOVE to learn and I thank you for the opportunity to win! I will be dreaming…..
The West Wind Shawl, hands down would be my first choice. A really beautiful piece!!
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I would love to make the Wayfinding hat! I’m obsessed with hats! Thanks.
I like the passenger slouch hat!!
Route Maps Scarf!
passenger slouch hat
I want to make the northway mittens the most.
The Westwinds shawl is calling my name! But I would need 3–one for my DIL, one for my bestie, and of course one for me!
Tough to pick one but I’ll say West Wind Shawl. And then some!
Love the Crossroads Scarf!!
The crossroads scarf is so cute, I love that pattern.
Definitely the West Wind Shawl. But which yarn and colors? I love Berroco Ultra Alpaca, but would like to try Vintage.
The Evergreen Country Cowl is so lovely. Thank you for this opportunity to join in the fun!
Going in a different direction! The Crossroads Scarf is definitely my favourite! It has me reaching for yarn!
Wow, stunning book! Thanks for the give-away!
the westwind shawl looks really nice and fun to make
hard to choose…either the Route Maps or Crossroads Scarf
The Northway Mittens!! I am so in love with those! (And all of the other patterns…they’re amazing!)
They all look amazing but the West Wind Shawl is the one I´d try first. Thanks for the chance. Gabriela
The West Wind Shawl is absolutely amazing!!! My second favorite is the Crossroads Scarf. <3
They’re all gorgeous, but the West Wind Shawl is just stunning, I would love to make it! Thank you for the opportunity!
The West Wind Shawl. It is absolutely beautiful!
Well,just like almost everyone else, I too would love to make the West Wind Shawl. I could see it in a beautiful Berroco Vintage tone of blue. It would be stunning! Thank you for this opportunity! 😊
I’ve had this book on my Amazon wish list since Feb. The pattern I’m most drawn to is The West Wind Shawl
I love all if them. But the Evergreen Country cowl sticks out to me the most. 😊
Everything is gorgeous, but the West Wind Shawl immediately caught my eye! That would be amazing to wear during the cold mornings here in New Zealand.
I love the Crossroads Scarf. I think it would look amazing using the Berroco Vintage colors Calico and Oat. Thank you so much for the opportunity!
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The wayfinding hat! Love her patterns.
Love the west wind shawl! So beautiful!
The West Wind Shawl!
I’d make the wayfinding hat first.
OH YES!!! the West Wind Shawl is wonderful!!!
Wow, they are all so pretty… but the West Wind Shawl looks so stylish for me! Want! ☺
Great patterns, I think I would make the Passenger Slouch.
I would like to make the cowl and mittens and the scarf and the shawl – all of the patterns shown look amazing
The West Wind Shawl, it’s a really neat looking pattern!
I’d love to make the crossroads scarf!
The West Wind Shawl – in gray and yellow or gray and pale pink.
This is awesome. I love it when designers are innovative enough to make popular knitting designs into crochet. Just fabulous!
If I had to pick only one it would the crossroads scarf. Love the colors and pattern!
Can’t decide between the passenger slouch and the crossroads scarf. Would love to make the slouch for my daughter.
I would like to make the West Wind Shawl . Perfect for fall.
The Crossroads Scarf with the diamond motif looks similar to houndstooth pattern. Can’t wait to do this in black and white!
Thank you for the chance to win this amazing book.
I would love to crochet scarf then mittens to match so please pick me and thank you for the awesome giveaway
I absolutely LOVE the Route Maps scarf and I’m not sure the name of it but I also really like the scarf that’s on the front cover!
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I would really love to make the Route Maps scarf. It’s so unique!
I love the West Wind Shawl!
Love the west wind shawl!
The crossroads scarf and the west winds shawl. Fun to try these techniques in crochet!
Considering that Monday is my birthday and I LOVE Berroca yarns, this would be the mist awesome gift ever!!!!
Happy birthday, you’re a winner! Please check your email. 😀
Oh the shawl for sure…
The West Wind Shawl is stunning. These patterns all so fresh.
I would make the route maps scarf first.
The Passenger Slouch has my name all over it! ❤️😍
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What an amazing book. The west wind shawl is my favorite.
I love this book immensely! Would be any crocheters dream!
West wind shawl without a doubt. I love the design.
I love the Zig Zag blanket. What beautiful bold design.
Love love the West Wind Shawl 😀
The West Wind Shawl is absolutely a show stopper! My favorite!
I wish I could edit my comment what I meant to say was “I want to make them all but would start with the crossroads scarf”
I would love to make the West Wind shawl.
Love that SHAWL.XXX
West Wind Shawl – looks awesome and fun to make! I love to crochet and finally stylish patterns!
West wind shawl. Beautiful! I recently learned how to tapestry crochet. This would make a wonderful gift!
I’m loving the West Winds shawl!
Those cute mitten are would be my first choice! Might need to brush up on my crochet skills though.
The West Wind Shawl ! I find all of these intriguing !
The passenger slouch is exactly what I want to make for this fall and winter.
I really like the Evergreen Cowl. There are lots of trees where I live and this reflects nicely on our environment.
Wow, the Wind Shawl! I would love to do that, it looks so pretty!
This is beautiful!