Friday, November 25, 2011

Calico Crochet Rug

 Our little family has been busy since October laying new Bamboo flooring in our home, it is looking so beautiful! We only have the lounge room and staircase to go, we will be working on the staircase this weekend...so exciting :)   I've made a couple of small rag rugs this year and so decided I'd make a large one for our lounge room to add a touch of softness for the kids to lay on and for exercising etc...
 The previous rag rugs I have made have been out of old sheets I had in my linen press, But I decided I would use calico for the lounge room....It is growing rapidly and is much bigger than shown here in these photos and I'm already onto my second ball each approx 1250gms in weight. 
I'm using a lovely chunky 12mm hook and I have torn the calico approx 4cm in width all worked in dc (sc in US terms) with increases when needed...very simple and enjoyable :)
I've got a few projects on the go at the moment....as always ;)
I am almost finished my giant granny square blanket -yay!
I am also hooking another pair of slippers...
But I really want to finish this calico rug before our lounge room floor is finished,
so it is taking priority at the moment.

I hope you are having a delightful day
~ Gillian ♥

10 comments:

**Anne** said...

I love the idea of your calico rag rug. How often did you increase stitches? Looking forward to seeing your giant granny square blanket too. Is your bamboo floor floating? I'd love to know how it wears.
Anne xx

Gillian said...

Hi Anne :)

I am writting up the pattern for the rug as I make it and will put it on my blog when finished, but will email you what i have done so far :)

Yes the flooring is floating, its been very good to install and so far its wearing beautifully. I have one of those Sabco swish mops that has a duster and a wet mop head, I run it over every morning with the duster and wet mop once (or twice if its raining as we have an inside doggy) a week...its just brilliant.

Bamboo is one of the hardest flooring on the market at the moment apparently, the one we have is guarenteed for 20yrs....and great for my asthma too I'm sure when its all finished :)

Mara said...

Beautiful!!! I love it - looking forward to the pattern! ...

mara x

trudi@maudeandme said...

It will look stunning on your floor I'm sure. How are your arms and wrists coping with it? That's some heavy hooking.

Sue said...

The flooring sounds beautiful.....would love to see the rug in place on the finished floor:)

TLN said...

I agree with Sue. :) PS - I shard your link at http://creativityunmasked.blogspot.com/2011/11/six-for-saturday-or-sunday_26.html

soho stitch said...

What a brilliant idea. Look forward to seeing a pic of it on the new floor. :)

Heldasland said...

Gorgeous,I love wooden flooring when you made socks dont forget to get to put that glue that stops you from slipping.i cant remember what it is called but it is amazing.I love your rug.

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Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Gillian your site helps me too want too learn more this beginner ugh so anxious too see the tute on the rug love thanx renee