Something I’ve always wanted to try and I haven’t gotten around to yet is crocheting a Wayuu Mochila Bag (Tapestry Crochet Bag).
I thought you might want to try this fantastic technique to create something beautiful and unique this year too so I have gathered a bunch of free patterns that are available online for Tapestry Crochet. Included in this post are more than 40 different free pattern links to projects worked in tapestry crochet. You will find free patterns for small projects like dishcloths, mug cozies, and phone cozies that are perfect for beginner tapestry crocheters, larger projects like tapestry crochet baskets and beautiful tapestry crochet bags and even more complex projects like tapestry crochet slippers!
I’ve also linked to some of the very best Tapestry Crochet Tutorials I could find, to get you crocheting like a pro with this new technique. I’ve given you 10 different tutorials to choose from including photo tutorials for tapestry crochet and video tutorials. You will find tutorials explaining how to use more than one color of yarn too!
For those of you who are ready to make your own graphs and charts, I’ve included links to my favorite FREE printable graph paper sources.
If you are ready to make something using free online crochet software instead (to design your charts and graphs) I’ve included my top 5 (mostly free!) crochet charting software sites.
I hope you love this collection 🙂 I’ve filled it with my favorite Tapestry Crochet Patterns, Tutorial Links, Tips, Tricks and Tools – the ones which I have been saving to read and use myself!
*Note* Wayuu Crochet is always worked in the back loop only!
All patterns were free at the time they were added to the post.
If you visit a link and it has become a “for sale” pattern, please let me know so I can update it! Thank you!
40 Free Tapestry Crochet Patterns
More Beautiful Free Tapestry Crochet Patterns
7 Free Printable Crochet Graph Paper Options
Great for Tapestry Crochet Projects
7 Perler Bead Graph Paper (Circular, Square (multiple sizes), Hexagon and Stars)
5 FREE Online Crochet Software Options
To Create Your Own Crochet Graphs and Charts
this tutorial shows you how to make your tapestry crochet graph paper: Part 1 and Part 2 – just be sure you visit the new link for Stitchworks – the one in the video is no longer available
5 Kandi Patterns Bead Designer (this is super fun!)
11 Tapestry Crochet Tutorials
These tutorials will help you master tapestry crochet. Try a simple coaster first with #1.
Make a Cool Coaster in This Tapestry Crochet Tutorial
Make a Cool Coaster in This Free Tapestry Crochet Tutorial
The next 2 tutorials are available as videos from chabepatterns. They walk you through the basics first in the Tapestry Crochet Getting Started video and then when you watch #3 you will learn how to work with more than 2 colors at a time!
2 Tapestry Crochet – Getting Started
3 Tapestry Crochet Basics – How to work with more than 2 colors
6 Tapestry Crochet Books
If you love Tapestry Crochet you may want to invest in some of these fabulous books! You can read my reviews for 1-3 at the links below and check out the excerpted pattern!
3 Crochetterie (includes an excerpt pattern)
3 Brilliant Tapestry Crochet Patterns
for Sale on Etsy
After you’ve practiced you might want to try these!
5 Helpful Tapestry Crochet Tools
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