Friday, November 13, 2009
Oval Rug: Double Crocheted and Seamless
Last night, I finally finished the oval rug I've been working on. You might recognize the center oval in the photo from a previous post on "How to Crochet an Oval." The center oval is 100% cotton. The outer 2 rings are washable merino wool.
In retrospect, I wish I had used cotton for the entire project. The cotton is a heavier weight and it is inexpensive. I used the merino wool because I happened to have that yarn in the colors I wanted, but merino wool is expensive! It is also very soft, lighter weight than cotton and very warm. I would have preferred to use it to make something I could wear.
Regardless of whether I am wearing it, or making it for my home, I always use natural fibers. I dislike synthetic fibers which produce static. Natural fibers do not produce static and they allow your skin to breath. I always choose yarns made of cotton, wool, etc. I never use polyester.
The oval rug turned out a tad bit smaller than I wanted, but I ran out of blue merino wool yarn. I will probably add a few rows to the outer edge after I order more yarn from knit picks.
Here are the instructions for Making an Oval Rug Without a Seam.