But enough about that.
If you would like to give tapestry crochet the ol' college try, then there are some things you might like to know.
10 Things You Might Like to Know
- For your first try, a two color project (no more) is best.
- A symmetrical project is also a first project "best."
- I highly suggest you learn how to work with bobbins, as opposed to carrying your yarns. With just two colors, carrying works great. But as you ease into 3 or more colors, the bobbins will keep your individual colors "pure" (no background carried color visible in the stitches) and you'll avoid unnecessary thickness and bulk being added to your project.
- Bobbins do NOT need to be made on cardboard or store purchased bobbin "thingies." Figure eighting yarn on your fingers, then cutting it free from the skein/ball and taking the cut end and wrapping several times around the middle (and tucking the end under that wrap) will work just fine. You would then pull yarn from the starter end when adding the bobbin to your ongoing work. I can explain more on this if needed.
- Learn to always pull the unused colors to the official back side of your work.
- If you desire to make squares (a la granny square work), I would suggest patterns no larger than 31 stitches by 31 rows (all single stitch) The above project is 160 stitches by about 120 rows, by the way.
- Knitting fair isle charts and/or perler bead charts make for great free patterns.
- Think of this type of crochet as a true art form; it cannot be rushed.
- You Tube videos will help you master the technique.
- A cotton washcloth with symmetrical pattern might be a good first try.