Crochet – connecting people

tapestry crochet bag

Tapestry crochet was long on the list of my crochet projects. I have never tried it before, but I was certainly attracted by the mathematics behind it, since most things I have seen were quite geometrical 🙂

For years one of my friends wanted to have a bag crocheted by me. I think by now she has several baskets, a scarf, but she wanted a bag – because we know (and this blog is a proof) we can’t have enough of them 🙂 This summer, it was finally time for it. And I’ve decided to make it in tapestry crochet. Long story short, I found a pattern on Etsy that I thought was very dreamy and summery.

While the pattern was very well written, it took some time in making the bag. I had to do other things in the meantime, my yarn has finished too soon, so I had to reorder… But finally, I made it 🙂

I was very happy with how it came out, so I decided to send a picture to the Etsy shop. What happened after was one of the nicest conversation I had with a stranger 🙂 I will not go into details, but I will say that Maria Isabel is one of the sweetest girls, far away in Mexico, who was quite generous with compliments 😉 Thank you, Maria Isabel, for making my day!

Going back to the title of this post, to prove that crochet connects people, here it is: a girl in Mexico writes a crochet pattern, another girl in Belgium uses it, and yet another girl in Moldova will enjoy the bag:)


You can find this and other beautiful patterns at Chabe GS crochet patterns on Etsy.


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10 Comments Add yours

  1. daniellajoe says:

    Love this purse, love this post.. I love tapestry crochet too!! 🙂

    1. Irina says:

      Oh thank you Daniela 🙂

  2. mellies101 says:

    Your choice of colours really makes the design POP! Beautiful crocheting skills and a lovely gift for your friend. 🙂

    1. Irina says:

      Thanks 🙂 I just wished summer would be longer, and I would have the time to make another one for myself 🙂

  3. ChabeGS says:

    Dear Irina,

    You deserve all those compliments, your work is beautiful. I love your finished bag 🙂 Thanks so much for mentioning my work in your post, it has been great communicating with you. I’m also happy to know your bag went all the way to Moldova!!

  4. Vidya says:

    Hi Irina,

    So glad to have come across your page! The bag is beautiful and the color choices are perfect. I just purchased the pattern from Etsy and can’t wait to try it! Would you mind telling me which brand yarn you used and what type (cotton or nylon)? Thanks a lot. And beautiful work again 🙂

    1. Irina says:

      Hi Vidya! Thanks you so much for your lovely comment! I used Schachenmayr Catania. I chose cotton because it is more pleasant to work with 🙂 Enjoy crocheting the bag!

  5. Vidya says:

    Thank you for replying so soon, Irina! Would you be able to tell me which shades of Schachenmayr you used? They have many close shades of one color. And was it 3.5 mm hook as suggested in the pattern?

    1. Irina says:

      Hi Vidya! It was a while ago, so I am not 100% sure. I could find back my order. The yarn is Catania Grande, which is a twice as thick as Catania. I used a 4 mm hook and I crocheted quite tightly. I got 2 in black, 4 in jeans and 2 in kamelie. I hope this helps!

  6. Vidya says:

    Thank you so much, Irina. That’s very helpful information. Please keep more crochet work coming 🙂
    Best wishes,

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