Sunday, 4 March 2012

Crocheted Lace

While visiting my parents a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that my mother was crocheting a rag rug.  She was using strips that she was cutting from fabric and  sewing them together.  I plan to do one of these.  However, for practice and because I had lace that I didn't have other plans for, I decided to try one out of lace.   I am pleased with it since it was my first time attempting anything like this.

To crochet this, I Googled a pattern for a rag rug.  There are lots on-line.  The one I used suggested that I begin with 22 chain.  I knew that I wouldn't have enough lace to make anything too big, so I started with 7.

I used cotton lace.  

 And a very large crochet hook.

A close up look of what it looked like.

 I liked it under my flower pot wagon.

 I also tried it on a table that my dad made for me.  I still have not painted it yet.  That's another decision I will have to make-- what color?


  1. Oh I adore the rug! I can't believe you made it!

    I hope you'll stop by my blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a $50 Kirklands gift card.

  2. I can't believe you made it! Beautiful!

  3. Oh, that is so awesome!

  4. Oh wow, so pretty. Such a talent. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  5. Love it! If I knew how to do this, it would probably be one of my favorite things too :). Thanks for joining the Finagle a Foto Challenge!!

  6. Oh the rug is beautiful! Love that you used lace! I wish I was craftier like you, you have pure talent.

    Thanks for linking up!

  7. Beautiful! I'll have to do this!

    I would love it if you could link up and share:

  8. How lovely! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday!

  9. Awesome and creative rug.. You are super talented.. ;)) Someday, I wish to learn a thing or two about crocheting.. :)) Maybe you could teach me.. ;)) Thanks SO much for linking to Finagle A Foto.. Very lovely photo's you have here.. LOVE your fav thing..;)) Wishing you an amazing start to your weekend.. xoxo..