Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mid-Century Rug

This is NOT the rug I should have been making over the last several days, but it is a rug that I am just SO excited about that I had to share it with you!
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At a favorite antique mall last fall, I found an amazing crochet rug pattern book from 1952! In my "spare time", I have been working on tweaking my favorite "recipe", and here is the result. This stitch, worked with a double strand of worsted cotton, makes such a luxurious place to rest your toes.
~*~ This is actually the second rug that I started from this derived pattern; my first is even more exciting! I ran out of a yarn that is apparently no longer sold anywhere around me, though, so I am waiting on a shipment in order to finish that one. Yes, I have kicked myself several times for that blunder.
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I LOVE that this rug can be made to order in any length or width, an endless combination of colors, with or without fringe, etc. This particular one is about 3 feet long and 16" wide. It is perfect to use by the tub or kitchen sink- ultra absorbent and washer/dryer friendly. I can picture an extra long one as a hallway runner, or an extra wide one on a sunporch or in a nursery. Oh, how I love cotton!
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Look for this one is sosorosey today- she's ready to ship!

9 comments:

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

Jennie, this is beautiful :0)
I LOVE it. Love the pattern. Love the colours. Love It!!

Sahara's Heart said...

I love it love it love it!!..are you selling them??...I didn't see them in your shop!

Jennie said...

Thanks Donna and Laura! Yes, I'm selling them ... this one should be the first item on the first page of sosorosey... I'd better go make sure I didn't do something wrong while listing it this am!

Sahara's Heart said...

I checked your shop a couple of days ago..you probably didn't add the item yet!..I am moving in a couple of weeks and I am looking for rug for the new home!:^D

CelticKnot said...

Oh this looks soooooo nice and soft. Great job, as always!

Runs With Scissors said...

OMG, this is SO beautiful! I love it!

gonnagetone said...

You're absolutely right...this rug is a beauty! The vintage pattern is also a "gotta have" incentive! I know I'll be ordering at least one for my bathroom...maybe somewhere else in my house too!! Great find on the pattern and beautiful work!

Clara said...

It's perfectly beautiful and in the pattern I so love to use.

You can showcase this in my new Crafty Links blog.

Ribbons Undone said...

Gorgeous! These are my favorite colors too.