So the old sheepskin rug I’ve had forever was looking very tatty. Not helped by my mums dog deciding that it tasted scrumlishous last time he visited. The only solution…crochet a replacement. I had already some thick Robin’s chunky yarn in a delicious cream which felt so nice and soft. Perfect for naked feet. And a quick shopping trip produced a brilliant rich red which matched the other red accents in the living room. Therefore my new hobby was put to use to create a cheap and cheerful rug to brighten up the room.
A search of Ravelry and I discovered a wonderful pattern which reminded me of a spring flower. It was suprisingly easy to follow the steps (even for a complete newby like me!) However I’m not convinced I managed to do the middle sections correctly. The overall result however is delightful. Chunky bright and soft and wonderfully cheap to do for £5 of yarn and a few hours of time.
Original Pattern – Virkattu Juhannusruusu matto – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/virkattu-juhannusruusu-matto—crochet-rug-midsummer-rose