Sooooo…tomorrow turned into over a week later. I hadnt anticipated the wave of pure fatigue that swept over my mind-body after my 2nd dose of the Moderna Vaccine. The fatigue over took 2.5 days of my life, logging in 3 hours nap and marathon sleeping nights. So, I apologize for the delay. Guess I need to start underpromising or start batching posts (goals!).
But, it’s done! Finally, it’s done. I feel like it was an albatross. It was so difficult working the pattern out from just looking at some old photos of it as I no longer have the actual rug. Plus, the little rope puffs, that make it so boho, proved to obscure what kind of crochet stitch I had used.
There are only 7 rounds to add onto part 1, but let me reiterate some tips:
Do crochet loosely. You will crochet loosely. That is your mantra. 😊
Do make sure each scrap piece is overhand knotted together tightly.
Do make sure to help push the knots through the stitches
And Do enjoy the process. Crocheting is fun. It’s calming. It is rewarding
Part 2 of The Pattern. Using same hook from part 1
(beg = beginning)
Round 6: ch 4, skip 1, sl st in 3rd st, ch4, skip 1, sl st in nxt st all the way around. (17 ch4’s)sl st in top of first beg ch4
R7: ch3, 3 DC’s on each ch4 from previous round all the way around, sl st join to beg ch3
R8: ch 2, sc in every chain all the way around, sl st join to beg ch2
R9: ch 3, DC in same ch3 space and DC in nxt 9 stitches, 2DCs in every 10th ch, repeat this all the way around, sl st join to beg ch3
R10: ch3, dc + ch1 all the way around, sl st to join to beg ch3
R11: ch4, DC in every chain all the way around, sl st to join to beg ch4
R12: (this differs from the original rug, I cant tell what stitch I used at the end, but this one makes it look so much sweeter. 😊) ch3, skip a st, then sl st in next st, ch3, skip a st, then slip st in next stitch, repeat this process all of the way around, then, ch3 and sl st to join to beg.
Finishing touches, look on both sides of your rug creation and see which side is fuzzier. Then, pull through other bits of the unraveled pieces through to the same size for a more fuzzy look.
I threw mine in the wash and bleached it after I was done because many of the scraps dont have the same dye lot so I was trying to have it look more uniform. On the original one, I had washed and dried it at least three times so it was pleasantly white washed. This one, not so much just yet. Plus, I’ve added in a little gray and a little hunter green. I washed it on hot and dried it on normal just a little bit then I hung (hanged 🤷🏾♀️) it to finish drying so that it didn’t shrink too much.
If you’d like to dye this rug, it will take on dye really well because cotton is a natural fiber. So have at it!
Lastly, I’ll be posting monthly updates of the growing and growing of this rug. So stay tuned. And if you need a skein of this scrap rope ‘yarn’, let me know. I can make some up and post for sale in my Etsy shop.
Happy Making 🌚🌙