The Rose Rug is the winner with 81% of the votes.
The pattern asks for rug yarn in black, wine, beige, dusty rose, rose pink, emerald green and light green. Or if you happen to have discarded rayon hose or underwear they suggest that you could dye it and use that instead. I’ll be using Red Heart Super Saver yarn in black, emerald green, light green, medium green, and cream because that’s what I have. I think that rug yarn was a little heavier than what I’ll be using so this will probably be a bit smaller than theirs.
They use a size 00 hook which is the same as a size E or 3.5mm. I’m going to try using an F because my favorite E hook is missing.
This is done in single crochet and chains. They start out with the center piece that will have the embroidery and then crochet around it in a linen stitch and then do some spike stitches with the black.
They also say that this pattern could become an afghan or a robe by using a lighter weight yarn.
I’m considering swapping out the rose for something else but the cross-stitch space is limited to 24 x 9 stitches. If anyone has any suggestions for that I’m willing to experiment.
I entered some of the projects I did for this blog in the Dakota County Fair and there were ribbons! Next week I'll share what your votes won.
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns.