Rugs A Plenty!

Britta is a fan of rugs. She loves how rugs make her little house feel warmer and homey. So throughout the year Britta is busy crafting rugs. She likes to change them seasonally. Her house is now filled with yellows and greens, pinks and purples… the color of a summer meadow. Now you can make rugs just like hers. These “braided” rugs aren’t braided at all, but rather crocheted with felting yarn. Make one, or be like Britta, and make many. The directions are included in our FREE Open Patterns. Enjoy!

Please Note: I am not a seasoned crocheter. Although I love how the rugs turned out, I’m not sure my directions are written in “crocheter’s lingo”! I do apologize in advance, and hope my feeble attempt at sharing this pattern makes sense. If anyone IS a true crocheter, and would be willing to look over my directions, I would gladly change terminology or directions to make them more clear. You can email me at weefolkart@yahoo.com or just post a comment in the directions. Otherwise, I’ll keep my figures crossed and hope it all makes sense!
 

Kimara

5 Comments

  1. I want some of these in my house! Think I could just keep going on rounds and make some people sized ones?

    1. Funny. I was thinking the same thing. Actually, when felted the rugs really are quite thick, thick enough to be useful in a human’s house! I think you could actually do it although I’m not sure how big you’d have to make them nonfelted for them to be useful. The biggest thing is to make sure the rug stays flat while you’re working on them. If you’re crocheting and the ends begin to curl up, you need to add a few more increases on the rounded ends. You won’t notice additional increases as long as you spread them out evenly throughout the arc. And, if your rug begins to get ripples, you have too many increases, so just back off on a couple. From what I’ve experienced, when making circles and arches, it’s kind of an "ish" thing. The most important thing is to make sure the piece lays flat while crocheting, then it should be flat after you felt. If you do wind up making one, please let us know how if worked out!

  2. All your gnome and fairy things are too sweet. I have you on my feed and look forward to all your new projects. My son is into knights. Any chance you’ll be doing any projects with knights or dragons?

    1. First off, thanks, Gloria. Although my grandson enjoys the gnomes and fairies, he has put in a request for knights. I’ve got a couple of knight projects in the works and Michelle is working on some dinosaur stuff that we’ll be able to adapt to dragons. Watch for them over the next few weeks.

  3. That’s beautiful, I love the vibrant colors of the rug. Learning to crochet would definitely be on top of my bucket list.

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