08 March 2019

£9.99

BC Paperback

200x260 mm

9781782216742

9781782216742

96 pages

Search Press

Colourful Wayuu Bags to Crochet

by Rianne de Graaf

Colourful, functional and fun these striking crocheted Wayuu bags have the best combination of features! Using the technique of tapestry crochet, there are ten stunning bags to make, all in excitingly bold colourways and designs, with the characteristic woven shoulder straps and drawstring cords. Some of the bags are also embellished with pompoms and tassels. Using the traditional geometric patterns and shapes of the Colombian and Venezuelan Wayuu people, each bag is unique and you can make them in your own choice of colours.

Tapestry crohcet uses just one crochet stitch and is an easy technique to learn, and a section at the end of the book shows you how to make the beautifully braided straps and drawstrings. The braided straps could also easily be made on their own as trendy belts for trousers and skirts.

Using very simple stitches, with easy-to-follow patterns and widely available 100% cotton yarns, these bags are too beautiful to resist - so pick up your yarn and hook and get started!

Book Contents

Foreword 5
Techniques 6
Troubleshooting 13
Materials used 15
Crocheting the base 17
Spaces for the cord 20
Fastening off the bag 21
Wayuu Mochila Patterns 22
Hourglass 22
Large Flower 28
Azulejo Tiles 32
Diamonds 36
Little Flowers 40
Plain and sparkly stripes 45
Cross 50
Flamingo 55
Traditional 59
Maze 65
Making the shoulder strap 69
Making the drawstring 92

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