Both are described in this post. I used the largest crochet hook I had on hand, which was a size Q and started with 6 SC in the first round, doubled it to 12 in the second round, and slowly increased by multiples of 6 beyond that. In retrospect, I think I would also try starting with 4, doubling to 8, and then actually counting my way around.
Or, you can be like me and just make it up as you go, increasing as necessary to keep the piece flat. If the work is curling up, you need more stitches in the round. If the work is ruffling, you can either take it apart and not increase as many stitches, or do a round with no increases, sort of to bound the problem. I also tried to alternate where I made the increases so as to keep a circle shape. Then weave in your ends. If you're new here or enjoyed this post, please consider subscribing by email to receive updates in your email inbox. Your email address will not be published.
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Pull the sisal through the first loop only. This leaves you again with two loops on your hook. Wrap the sisal around your hook again, and pull it through both loops on your hook. Look at you! You just made a "single crochet"! Well done. Now keep doing that across the whole row. The next row is slightly trickier. But only slightly! See, when you crochet your next rows, you've got two loops to deal with for each crochet.
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To help illustrate, I slid my fingers through each of the places you would normally crochet into. This project is a little special! I wanted some fun ridges in the rug, so I only crocheted into the front loops. You don't have to do it this way - you can crochet the traditional way and slide your hook under both loops each time. It's up to you. First, you'll make one more chain stitch.
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This will help you turn around and work the other row. You'll do this at the end of each row before you proceed your next round of single crochets. Next, slide the hook under the front loop of the first single crochet. Then do a "single crochet" like we did in the last step into that loop.
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Repeat across the row. Now, keep repeating this step until the rug is as long as you want it. Once the rug is the size you want, you're pretty much done, and can cut the end of the sisal and weave it through the edges. If you want to get fancy though, you can crochet a border around it. I did a series of slip stitches, which is like a simplified single crochet.
Instead of pulling the new loop through the first and creating another loop to pull through both, you just pull the initial loop you make through both the loops on the hook. One less step.
Make two to four rows of slip stitches all the way around the rug - sides and everything. When you come to a corner, make three slip stitches in each stitch so it will have enough material to turn the corner easily without making it too tight. My grandma made mats like these for women's nylon stockings, and bred bags she cut into strips. As an internationally published designer I am absolutely ecstatic to share my crafting knowledge with you!
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