Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rug Of The Day - March 9th

This little mat is another design adapted from the folk art of Notforgotten Farm.  It's called Home Sweet Home, and it is really and truly a sweet treat to make!  It was hooked by me in mostly #8.5 cuts.  The special feature of this mat is that I finished the edge with a crochet stitch using my Hartman hook and #8 cut strips from the same wool as my background.  I love the way it extends the background and makes the finished edge look nearly invisible.  I am not a crocheter but found this to be fun and easy by following Karen Kahle's tutorial on her Flickr site.  You might like to give it a try!  I thought that a round mat was good to practice on, so I wouldn't have to deal with corners!
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I had to chuckle at this picture with the lush green grass in the background!  Makes me daydream for the summer days ahead......

2 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kris ~
LOVE IT!!! I just read the tutorial last week about how to do a crochet edge and think I'd like to try it. I just hate sewing on rug binding!!!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Cabin Creek Farm ♥ said...

It's been such a treat to see all these wonderful rugs hooked up. This is one I have wanted to hook for sometime but then again I want to hook all of Lori's beautiful designs! ☺