If I’d put any thought into this, the variegated yarns would be distributed more evenly against the solids. As it is, and as you can see quite plainly, they’re not mixed at all. I had the variegated yarns on top of my scrap bag, ready for another project. The solids were below that. I simply started at the top and kept going.
So, yeah. Totally unplanned and uninteresting but finished and fit for purpose, namely keeping my knees warm at the office during freezing summer aircon temps. And potentially useful in winter, but probably not at the office where even I have been known – very occasionally – to remove a jacket because the aircon is too hot
Details of this project:
Pattern (something like this):
- Chain 60 (or any even number of your choice; this is what I used for this small rug).
- Commence first row in second chain from hook, working all UK half-treble (US half-double) crochet; so that you end up with an odd number of stitches to work the mesh pattern.
- Work 3 chain at end of each row then turn.
- All other rows 1 UK treble (US double), 1 chain, miss a stitch, repeat to end.
- Work into the top of the treble/double in the row below (so that you end up with a mesh).
- Repeat until desired length.
- Last row, all UK half-treble (US half-double) crochet.
- Tidy up your ends, thrown it in for a quick wash, hang it out in the sun to dry, and that’s it.
Yarn: a variety of synthetic 8-ply/UK-DK yarns from my scrap bag. All yarns held double. How much I used is tricky to calculate, but probably 200g of one colour and whatever I had of the others to a matching overall amount. I joined using a knot. Quite a bit of the yarn already had knots in it, so I decided to go with the flow. As far as possible, I crocheted ends in as I went.
Hook: Milford plastic 9mm/US13 hook (according to the information on it).
Time from start to finish: a couple of weeks.
Did it dent the stash? It must have, and I think I have now actually run out of 8-ply variegated yarn. There are still four-and-a-bit balls of the green yarn and there is a reasonable amount of the grey-blue.
Make it again? Yes, but perhaps a little larger. This suits me, but everyone else in the family is taller, so would need more coverage. It was a good TV-watching project because of the simple, repetitive pattern.
So, yeah. Back to the housework now. Dr B is out on a motorbike ride and YoungB has been away at the coast with friends. It’s a lovely laundry day!
No matter what you’re up to, I hope you’re enjoying sunshine and down time with your favourite craft 😉