I’m proud to announce that Rag-ety Rug, my pattern with Crochet World Magazine’s August 2015 issue, is officially out. (Yes, I know it’s only June. I’m not quite sure how Annie’s works their release schedule, but even though it’s June, you should be able to start finding the magazine on shelves in the next few weeks).
Rag-ety Rug uses one of my new favorite crochet techniques, padded crochet. Like Stained Glass Rug and Matryoshka Baskets, Rag-ety Rug uses padded crochet. Normally padded crochet is worked with smaller items (like in Irish Crochet Lacework), but I like to use padded crochet to make more modern, exploded lace pieces.
Rag-ety Rug was mostly worked on during a vacation to Atlantic Beach with Mr. Turtle’s Parent’s. It seemed rather fitting: this rug, worked with denim scraps, fits in perfectly with beach decor. The varied blues of the different denim scraps seemed to echo the blues of the ocean.
There is a meditative quality to this rug, as each row the “v-stitch” nests into the following row. I loved watching the rug gradually grow. The cotton in the rug is from Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream line, in a color called Stone Wash. It was a perfect pairing for the denim.
In my original pitch I imagined this rug in rainbow colors, for a children’s room or for someone who loves color. I think it’d be fun to play around with textures too: perhaps with prints or strips or plaid? The possibilities are endless!
What colors would you work this rug in?