Georgia O’Keeffe Cow’s Skull with Calico Roses 3-D Tapestry Intarsia Crochet Canvas Pattern

It’s done! This is my first tapestry crochet pattern (and I’m SUPER happy with the way the final piece came out). The pattern is available on Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy, but the piece will be featured in a theatrical production before returning to me and living on my wall!

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

Pattern is available on EtsyRavelry and Craftsy!

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About Allison McDonough

Theatre-loving Bostonian who also adores pop-culture, music, fashion and photography.
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