CLOSED Giveaway: Modern Tapestry Crochet

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 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. The Route Maps scarf – fascinating colour development – have been trying to do something similar in Tunisian crochet

  3. I would like to make the West Wind Shawl. It is absolutely stunning and have the perfect recipient in mind!

  4. 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❣️

  5. 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.

  6. 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…..

  7. 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!

  8. Definitely the West Wind Shawl. But which yarn and colors? I love Berroco Ultra Alpaca, but would like to try Vintage.

  9. Going in a different direction! The Crossroads Scarf is definitely my favourite! It has me reaching for yarn!

  10. They’re all gorgeous, but the West Wind Shawl is just stunning, I would love to make it! Thank you for the opportunity!

  11. 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! 😊

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. I would like to make the cowl and mittens and the scarf and the shawl – all of the patterns shown look amazing

  15. Can’t decide between the passenger slouch and the crossroads scarf. Would love to make the slouch for my daughter.

  16. The Crossroads Scarf with the diamond motif looks similar to houndstooth pattern. Can’t wait to do this in black and white!

  17. 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!
    i_love_books at aol dot com

    1. Hi Catherine! You’re one of the winners of our Modern Tapestry Crochet giveaway. Please check your email.

  18. 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”

  19. I really like the Evergreen Cowl. There are lots of trees where I live and this reflects nicely on our environment.

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