Monday, March 14, 2011

Tutorial: Big Fat Crochet Rug - Part Two

And on to part two!  There is some clarification I'd like to make regarding what I'm doing in this one.  As you're watching, and I start to "single crochet in the chain" that we make...I'm inserting my hook in the front, or top, loop of the stitch.  In crocheting, you're usually instructed in a pattern to go in either the front, the back, or both loops - so there ya go.  Just the front on this part.

Also, I did end up finding my first stitch. :)  So you can sleep sound tonight.  I'll post part three and four (if there is a four) next weekend!


~kjirsten~ said...

I am so glad I fell upon your blog! I have bought some sheets from a thrift store and wanting to make a rug. This is so encouraging and I can't wait to start. I have to finish a project I am on now but after that I am so doing this! :)


Megan said...

Hi! I bought my sheets today to start practicing with. Approximately how long does the average rug take you to do?


Cassandra said...

Oh, gosh, Megan, I couldn't even tell you. I'd sit down and do a row for about an hour or so while watching TV - or until my wrist felt like it was gonna break. :) I really have no idea. Sorry. If I had to take a complete wild guess I'd say btwn 8-15 hours?

I'm glad to hear you're getting started though! Good luck!

autophobia said...

I loved the idea of the rug! Just to add little pieces of knowledge:
- You could try doing a magic ring to start the rug, look it up in youtube, it might help you begin.
- Using stitch markers is a great way to keep count of the first or last (or both) stitch.
- Once you've done your beginning row, in the second row make 2 single crochets in every stitch. In the third, make one single crochet and then two in the next around that row. In the fourth, make one single crochet in the first two stitches and then two in the third, and so on. This will give you a nice flat rug, and works for anything that you want to crochet in a flat circle shape (after many rows it actually looks like an hexagon, but there are tricks to avoid it... you can ask me if you want)

I hope this helps! :)

Cassandra of Pooknflip said...

Thanks Autophobia! I'm sure that will help clarify some things. :)

Debbyc said...

This is such a fabulous idea. I am in Melbourne Australia and will be trying this project.