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Colourful Wayuu Bags to Crochet by Rianne de Graaf

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 08 March 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216742
  • Stock: 50+
  • Carton Qty: N/A
  • Size: 200x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 150
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: £9.99
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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!

Table of 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

About Rianne de Graaf

Rianne de Graaf discovered the colourful world of crocheted mochila bags in 2013 and has specialized in making these wonderful creations ever since.

Crochet is not her only passion - Rianne also finds it very satisfying to pass on her knowledge to other people, so in 2014 she began running workshops on making mochila bags. One thing led to another and her company, RiannesHaaksels, was officially launched in 2015 in the form of a webshop. It was only a matter of time before she wrote her first book.

You can find her on Facebook and Instagram as RiannesHaaksels and her website can be visited at

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