Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Adventures in Crochet

The hooks are hot, my hands are sore and some great things are starting to come together.  I started a rag rug a long time ago and put it down because I wasn't getting the increases correct in the corners.  The rug just would not lay flat.  While looking around in the craft room for a project to work on, I came across this so called half complete wavy rug and the strips of fabric already cut for more torture of fighting this thing and thought...."I really should just crochet the rug."  So I put the wavy thing aside, grabbed the strips and the largest crochet hook I have and went to work.

I am very happy with the difference between the crochet and "rag rug" knots.  The crochet rug is soft and airy.  I am only about a third finished with the rug, if that.  I would like it to be large enough to fill the floor to the craft room.  I would also like there to be at least 4 or 5 more colors.

Craft Fair Item.
Hair accessories never go out of style, right?  Below is the first, of many, crochet head bands.  It is crocheted with cotton yarn so it is soft and won't be too hot.  It has a crochet button to join the ends at the back of the neck, making it easy to put on.  A great way to get your hair out of your face.

Something New.
A good friend gave me a crochet book a while back with all sorts of different stitches, motifs and techniques.  I am learning everything from Irish Lace to Broomstick Lace to three dimensional crochet and everything in between.  One thing that caught my eye was a "woven" flat pattern.  Used mainly for place mats and table runners, for its flat, even surface.  I can see many possibilities with this...a skirt maybe, or scarf, or maybe a bag....hmmm...

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