around my bedroom this morning, I realized something was
missing-crochet! Despite my passion for the craft, there isn't a single
piece of crocheted home decor in my bedroom. Now I have found the
perfect piece in Kim Werker's book Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution.
love the Circle Rug for several reasons. First, it works up very
quickly. And the bulky yarn allows the texture of the crochet stitches
to take center stage. You can play with the placement of the colors,
creating deliberate or seemingly random patterns. You could even expand
the pattern to create an even larger rug. Or, in a lighter weight yarn,
you can make a large afghan. The individual circle motifs are worked
separately before joining them with a slip-stitch border, making them
the perfect travel project, and I already have hours of holiday travel
in my future.
my favorite thing about this rug is the circles. Circles are such a
simple, comforting shape. The circles that make up this rug start with
the adjustable-ring technique, also called the magic ring or adjustable
loop. This technique eliminates the hole that other methods leave in the
center of a circle.
Hulka, the designer of the Circle Rug, says, "I've always loved
circles, but I wasn't wild about crocheting them until I discovered the
adjustable ring. It allows the center hole to be pulled tightly closed.
Now I've gone crazy and this rug is one of the happy results."
I love this tutorial, included with the Circle Rug, on working the magic ring or adjustable ring.