Tiger Mosaic Bag / Pillow by Natalia Kononova

Tiger Mosaic Bag / Pillow

February 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29.6 stitches and 29.6 rows = 4 inches
in overlay mosaic crochet
2.5 mm
1036 - 1284 yards (947 - 1174 m)
Width x Height: 36.5cm x 36.5cm/ 14 3/8'' x 14 3/8''.
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Includes instructions for:

  • Shoulder Bag (with/ without bottom),
  • Pillow.


Crochet level:

  • Advanced

This pattern includes:

  • Written instructions in American terms, videos for techniques and a few rounds to make you familiar with all stitches, charts/ graphics for digital use and printing, step pictures for finishing.


  • Width x Height: 36.5cm x 36.5cm/ 14 3/8’’ x 14 3/8’’


  • Scheepjes Whirlette (60% Katoen x 40% Acryl, Fingering/ 4 laags gewicht, 100g/ 455m).
  • or Scheepjes Whirl (60% Cotton x 40% Acrylic, Fingering/ 4 ply weight, 215-225g/ 1000m).
  • Yarn1 (light for background): Bag: 120g (including 110g for mosaic section and 10g for upper edge backing) and 25g for optional bottom; Pillow: 110g; Prototype: 2 skeins of Whirlette in 894 Cashew.
  • Yarn2 (dark for tiger and straps or handles): Bag: 150g (including 110g for mosaic section and 40g for handles); Pillow: 110g; Prototype: 1 skein of Whirl in 782 Rhubarb Bumble.
  • Yarn3 (optional; for nose and eyes): 3g each in 2 colors: for nose and eyes; Prototype: for nose Whirlette in 886/ Almond Butter, for eyes Whirlette in 853/ Mango.

Other materials and tools:

  • Crochet hooks 2.5mm (for bag) and 2.75mm (for handles).


  • 1 x sew-on magnetic clasp
  • 45cm/ 17 ¾’’ of pre-quilted fabric (bag height + 6cm/ 2 3/8’’)
  • 9cm x 76cm/ 3 ½’’ x 30’’ (bag width x 2 + 4cm/ 1 ½’’) piece of buckram (very stiff but thin backing for hats and bags) or Pellon 70 Peltex Sew-In Ultra Firm Stabilizer to reinforce the upper edge
  • if making a bottom: 24cm x 10cm/ 4’’ x 9 ½’’ (bag bottom size – 2cm/ ¾’’ from each side) piece of plastic canvas to reinforce the bottom
  • Sewing machine
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sewing thread (match thread to Yarn1)


  • Pillow insert, invisible zipper


Patroon bevat video’s, diagrammen en schriftelijke instructies.
Alle video’s zijn in het Engels.
Video’s laten alleen steken en technieken zien, maar niet een hele tas.


  • Gevorderd.


  • Breedte x Hoogte: 36.5cm x 36.5cm

Materialen en Benodigdheden:


  • Scheepjes Whirlette (60% Katoen x 40% Acryl, Fingering/ 4 laags gewicht, 100g/ 455ms)
  • or Scheepjes Whirl (60% katoen x 40% acryl, vingerzetting/ 4-laags gewicht, 215-225 g/ 1000 m/ 1094 yds)
  • Kleur1 (licht voor achtergrond): Tas: 120 g (inclusief 110 g voor mozaïekgedeelte en 10 g voor backing bovenrand) en 25 g voor optionele bodem); Kussen: 110g; Voorbeeld: 2 bollen Whirlette in 894 Cashew.
  • Kleur2 (donker voor tijger en riemen of handvatten): Tas: 150 g (inclusief 110 g voor mozaïekgedeelte en 40 g voor handvatten). Kussen: 110g; Voorbeeld: 1 streng Whirl in 782 Rhubarb Bumble.
  • Kleur3 (optioneel; voor neus en ogen): 3g elk in 2 kleuren: voor neus en ogen; Voorbeeld: voor neus Whirlette in 886/ Almond Butter, voor ogen Whirlette in 853/ Mango.

Overige materialen en gereedschappen:

  • Haaknaalden 2.5mm (voor tas) en 2.75mm (voor hengsels).


  • 1 x aannaaibare magneetsluiting,
  • 45 cm voorgewatteerde stof (hoogte tas + 6 cm)
  • 9cm x 76cm (zakbreedte x 2 + 4cm) stuk buckram (zeer stijve maar dunne achterkant voor hoeden en tassen) of Pellon 70 Peltex Sew-In Ultra Firm Stabilizer om de bovenrand te versterken
  • als je een bodem maakt: 24cm x 10cm (zakbodemmaat - 2cm vanaf elke kant) stuk plastic canvas om de bodem te verstevigen
  • Naaimachine
  • Tapijtnaald
  • Naaigaren (garen afstemmen op Kleur1)


  • Kusseninzet, onzichtbare ritssluiting

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