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Georgia O'Keeffe Tapestry Canvas

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Georgia O'Keeffe Tapestry Canvas
Georgia O'Keeffe Tapestry Canvas
Georgia O'Keeffe Tapestry Canvas
Georgia O'Keeffe Tapestry Canvas
Georgia O'Keeffe Tapestry Canvas
Georgia O'Keeffe Tapestry Canvas

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Chain
  • Single Crochet
  • Double Crochet
  • Treble Crochet
  • Slip Stitch
  • Work Two Stitches Together
  • Work in Front Loops Only

Pattern Description:

This is the pattern for a 12" x 12" tapestry crochet inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe's "Cow's Skull with Calico Roses." The piece is made 3-dimensional so that the skull and roses pop! This is a great housewarming gift for your art-loving friends, putting a twist on a classic piece. You can also turn the tapestry portion into the front of a pillow or a piece in a sampler blanket with coordinating colors.

The pattern includes a crochet chart for the tapestry piece of the pattern with 10 different colors of yarn (yarns are recommended below in the "Materials" section, though worsted weight yarns of similar colors are also good).

The piece is crocheted flat and then a border is added to stretch the piece around a canvas. The piece is stitched to a canvas around the perimeter of the skull and stuffed before roses are added.

Because of all of the color changes in this piece, I would call it an "intermediate" project for crocheters who have experience keeping their gauge consistent, which is important when changing colors often!

Materials:
Black Worsted Weight Yarn
(Recommended: Red Heart Super Saver in Black)
Dark Brown Worsted Weight Yarn
(Recommended: Loops & Threads Impeccable in Chocolate)
Dark Grey Worsted Weight Yarn
(Recommended: Red Heart Classic in Nickel)
Medium Grey Worsted Weight Yarn
(Recommended: Red Heart Classic in Silver)
Taupe Worsted Weight Yarn
(Recommended: Loops & Threads Impeccable in Soft Taupe)
Golden Brown Worsted Weight Yarn
(Recommended: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Honey)
Tan Worsted Weight Yarn
(Recommended: Loops & Threads Impeccable in Heather)
Light Grey Worsted Weight Yarn
(Recommended: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Linen)
Aran Worsted Weight Yarn
(Recommended: Loops & Threads Impeccable in Aran)
Soft White Worsted Weight Yarn
(Recommended: Red Heart Super Saver in Soft White)
Size G (4mm) Crochet Hook
12" x 12" Canvas (one that you can stitch through)
Tapestry Needle
Polyester Fiberfill
Scissors

Abbreviations:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
tc - treble crochet
sl - slip
st - stitch(es)
tog - together
FLO - front loops only

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Skill Level: Intermediate
Written Pattern in American English crochet terms.

Feel free to message me with any questions you may have while working the pattern!

This pattern is copyright protected and cannot be sold, transmitted, distributed or reproduced in any form or by any means. However, you are welcome to donate or gift finished items (if you are an Individual Crafter)!

If you choose to sell finished items made from this pattern (or from part of this pattern), I request that you link back to my shop within the first two lines of your item description (on Etsy or elsewhere).

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Happy crafting!!

Gauge:

16 stitches by 20 rows = 4" x 4"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12" by 12"

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (see description for colors and recommended brands/colors)
  • Size G (4mm) Crochet Hook
  • 12" x 12" Canvas (one that you can stitch through)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Scissors

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Red Heart Super Saver, Red Heart Classic, Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, Loops & Threads Impeccable


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I'm a theatre artist first and foremost with a love of crochet and a desire to learn to knit!

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