Modern Tapestry Crochet by Alessandra Hayden – Book Review and Giveaway

Modern Tapestry Crochet by Alessandra Hayden is an amazing resource for learning the ins and outs of tapestry crochet. This amazing book not only teaches you the techniques of tapestry crochet but also provides 20 gorgeous crochet patterns for you to practice those techniques.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher to complete my review, but was not financially compensated in any way to write a favorable review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. This post also contains affiliate links. I receive compensation from purchases made through these links. This small contribution helps support The Stitchin’ Mommy and allows me to bring you more great posts!


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Title: Modern Tapestry Crochet: Techniques > Projects > Adventure
Author: Alessandra Hayden
Published by: Interweave, an imprint of F&W Media Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-63250-564-4
Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Published: August 2, 2017
Price: $22.99

Modern Tapestry Crochet

Modern Tapestry Crochet contains 20 gorgeous patterns utilizing tapestry crochet. There are a variety of patterns such as scarves, hats, bags, and more. The colorwork and designs used in these patterns make for beautiful and unique pieces.

The book starts off with an introduction from the author, Alessandra Hayden. She talks about her crochet background and love for tapestry crochet. We then move on to the materials needed for the projects in this book and an in-depth section on tapestry crochet techniques. Alessandra discusses the basic techniques used in tapestry crochet and also talks about chart reading and color changes. She also talks about working a flat project versus working in the round. There are also some great tips for finishing and blocking your projects.

We then move on to the patterns. Each of the patterns in this book contains size information, yarn and crochet hook(s) used, other notions needed, gauge information and pattern notes. The patterns are clear and easy to read. Each pattern comes with a chart to help you visualize the color changes. The pattern sizes are shown in inches and centimeters to satisfy both US and International readers.

At the end of Modern Tapestry Crochet, there is a wonderful stitch guide that teaches you the basic stitches used in the book. There is also an abbreviation list to help you understand the stitch abbreviations used in the book. There is also a handy yarn source guide so that you can find the beautiful yarns used in the projects. At the very end of the book, you will find the author’s biography, a sweet dedication to her family, and a section of acknowledgements. There is also an index to help you find sections of the book easier.

All of the projects in Modern Tapestry Crochet are just so beautiful. The mix of colors and patterns just make each project unique and interesting. There are so many great tips in the book to help you create a unique project that you can make your own. These gorgeous projects are all made using a variety of beautiful yarns including yarn from Berroco, Cascade, Malabrigo, Knit Picks, Lion Brand, Quince & Co, and Big Twist Yarns.

Here is a complete list of the patterns you will find in Modern Tapestry Crochet:

  • Ready for Adventure: Scarves, Shawls, & Cowls
    • Route Maps Scarf p26
    • West Wind Shawl p30
    • Evergreen Country Cowl p34
    • Crossroads Scarf p38
    • Landscape Cowl p42
  • Enjoy the Ride: Hats & Headbands
    • Horizon Hat p48
    • Point A Slouch p52
    • Happy Trails Headband p56
    • Wayfinding Hat p60
    • Garden Detour Beanie p64
    • Passenger Slouch p68
  • Be Prepared: Bags & Throws
    • Quick-Stop Clutch p74
    • Switchback Throw p78
    • Provisions Tote p82
    • Distant Mountains Throw p86
    • En Route Bag p90
  • Take a Break: Socks and Mittens
    • Northway Mittens p96
    • Seaside Slippers p100
    • Scenic Overlook Mitts p104
    • Cross-Country Socks p110

Here are a few of my favorite projects from Modern Tapestry Crochet:

You can grab your very own copy of Modern Tapestry Crochet from the Interweave Store for just $22.99.


A huge thank you to Interweave for providing both the review copy and giveaway copy of Modern Tapestry Crochet and allowing me to give this amazing book away to one of my lucky readers!

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  1. I enjoyed your review of the tapestry book. I’ve never done this type of crochet before. I think this would be a great book to start learning it. Thank you.

  2. I am in love with the unique designs and color work in this book! It calls for me to learn tapestry crochet, so that I can make some of those gorgeous designs for myself and others.

  3. I’ve never done tapestry crochet before but I’ve seen it and it is gorgeous! I like how this book has great project and also teaches how to do the tapestry crochet. It looks like it would be an excellent way to learn a new skill. Thank you for doing the review.

  4. Term crochet tapestry is new to me, however the act is not, As i do Graphghans. Love the idea of doing something on a smaller scale.

  5. I would love to learn tapestry crochet. I have several patterns that i want to try. but i admit to being a bit intimidated.

  6. Tapestry Crochet always produces such beautiful patterns. Definitely something I will learn in the future.

  7. This would be a new skill for me to try – thank you for reviewing Modern Tapestry Crochet.

  8. I love learn more about tapestry crochet. Im sure this book is a good one to start with.

  9. Thank you for introducing me to this book. I’ve done tapestry on my own for years, and always hesitate to get a book because I don’t know just how useful it will be. With your review, I know this one will be helpful and a pleasure to own.

  10. I need a second how-to book on tapestry crochet since I’m having a hard time learning from the first one I bought! Thanks for bringing my attention to this book.

  11. Love the review and details you gave about the book. Such intricate looking pattern. Look forward to purchasing my own copy and honing my skill.

  12. I think it’s time to try tapestry crochet. I love the look of it. This book sounds wonderful. It sounds like she did a thorough job. The only things missing are yarn and the hook!

  13. I am in love with this tapestry crochet & can’t wait to get this book! I love all of the pattern designs that I have seen from this book & want to learn how to make them. So many wonderful ideas & color combinations!

  14. Interesting review. I started doing this kind of crochet 50 years ago without any instruction – good to see the real way and patterns for how to do this in an up to date volume. Thanks for the review

  15. In my Art History course we had learned about some historic tapestries; “Bayeux Tapestry” and also a beautiful series of six tapestries known as the “Unicorn Tapestries.” I had never considered making anything remotely like those, let alone anything called a tapestry. With the help of this book I believe I will be able to do just that. This book is on the top of my wish list!

  16. Thanks for this review and for introducing me to tapestry crochet — I will have to get this book and try my hand at it.

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