Friday, 9 March 2012

Chair Mat

I enjoyed crocheting with lace last week, so I decided to use  a similar project to make a chair mat.  The chair is about 50 years old and it was made by my Great Grandfather Rogers.  The spindles were actually carved using a pocket knife.  It is meant to be a child's chair to transition between an high chair and a regular chair.  Anyway, I was only a baby when he died and he said the chair was mine.  I have kept it all these years and now decided to spruce it up and do a mat.

The pattern I used was for a round doily.  I use the same type of hook as you would use to do a rag rug-- very large, but I don't know the size.  The material I use is below in the second photo. It started with a chain of 5.  Then join with a slip stitch to make a loop.  I then made one chain and in the loop I did 8 single crochets.  Joined with a slip stitch to the chain.  Following this each row followed a pattern.

Chain 1.  2 Single crochet in first of the single crochet of the first row.  *Then 1 single crochet in next single crochet. 2 single crochet in next.**  Repeat from * to **.  Join with a slip stitch in the first chain.

Chain 1.  2 Single crochet in first of the single crochet of the previous row. * Then 1 single crochet in next  2 single crochet. 2 single crochet in the next**  Join with slip stitch.

Chain 1.  2 Single crochet in first of the single crochet of the previous row. * Then 1 single crochet in next 3 single crochet. 2 single crochet in the next**  Join with slip stitch.

Continue enlarging in this manner until it is the desired size.  (That is the next row will have 1 single crochet in the next 4... )

Here are some pictures.


This is the material that I use to crochet.





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  1. I like this idea, but what kind of yarn and size of hook did you use to get this look? Thanks!

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