Sunday, 13 September 2015

Snug As A Bug In A Rug

Here's my very first crochet rug...
My friend Cayte at Pisky Cove Porthleven encouraged me to have a go at making one - she makes and sells them in her shop.

So I purchased a few rolls of Boodles fabric yarn and set about making my rug.
I started off by chaining 4 and joining to make a loop.

I chained 2 then did 10DC (UK TR) into the loop, finally slip stitching into the first DC (UK TR) (ignoring the Ch2 each round - I found this made the seam less obvious).

I continued working in rounds increasing by 10 each round, using various hooks depending on the type of fabric yarn used.

Again due to the different types of fabric yarn, I found that sometimes my work would curl up (if I didn't increase enough) and other times it would wave (if I increased too much). So I would undo that particular round and adjust.
I didn't bother weaving in the ends of my yarn - Cayte said it's supposed to be organic and handmade ... plus it's underneath, so it's hidden!
As my rug grew bigger, I did certain rows in SC (UK DC) as I was running out of some colours!
I finished the rug with an invisible fasten off ... there's a great tutorial here
I love my first crochet rug.

I love how I have finally learnt to not need a pattern.

I love how I have learnt that there's no such thing as the Crochet Police!

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  1. Wow, you must be very proud. Your rug is lovely.

    1. Thank you! It's the first of many - I've got the bug

  2. Your rug is really pretty - great job. Brest wishes, Darlene

    1. Thanks Darlene and thanks for following

  3. That is so pretty! I think I'm going to have to make one after we get settled for my new kitchen! Thanks for the idea :-)

  4. Kitchen, bedroom, hallway, fireplace ... The list is endless!

  5. Your crocheted Rug came out lovely. You should be proud of yourself. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  6. What a fabulous rug, thank you for joining up with Handmade Monday, I'm sorry its taken me so long to get round to everyone to comment on their blogs.