Are you a lover of all things yarn, crocheted and knitted? If you’ve ever felt like learning how to crochet, you’ll need some basic supplies. Surprisingly, with this giant circular rug, you only need to use your fingers as a crochet hook. How exactly does this work?! Watch the video and your questions will be answered. So, let’s get started.
Here’s a detailed tutorial on how to make your very own roving rug.
- 7.5 lbs of roving gray merino wool or you can opt for other types of wool which are cheaper like the Corriedale or Blue-Faced Leicester wool or even cotton or bamboo wool to use as your yarn. If you are on a budget, you can use any type of fabric and cut 2-3″ thick enough for the size you wish to make.
- Apart from the stitch holder for marking the end of each round, no other tools are needed for making this giant circular rug. You will use your fingers as a crochet hook. If this is your first time, you might find the video a little confusing. Crocheters will easily understand, though. But, you need not worry as there are tons of videos on YouTube, should you need to know more about crocheting and knitting, as well.
Here’s How To Do It:
To complete this huge circular rug, keep in mind that you will need to work on single crochet rounds continuing around in a spiral without completing each round. This is why; you need to use the stitch holder as you go along, to mark the end of each round. This will enable you to keep track the previous round you finished.
Start By Creating A Slip Knot
Round 1: Do 6 single crochet in your original slip knot loop. Tighten up the hole by pulling the tail gently
Round 2: Do 2 single crochet at the BACK LOOP of each previous single crochet you made. Make 12 single crochet. Don’t forget to mark the final stitch of your round before moving onto the next round
Round 3: Do 2 in single crochet in the BACK LOOP of the first stitch and then 1 single crochet in the BACK LOOP of the next stitch. Do the same technique. Make 18 single crochet this time.
Round 4: Do 2 single crochet in the BACK LOOP of the first stitch and then 1 single crochet in the BACK LOOP of the next 2 stitches. Repeat around. And increase to 24 single crochet this time
Round 5: Do 2 in single crochet the BACK LOOP of the first stitch and then 1 in single crochet the BACK LOOP of the next 3 stitches. Repeat around making 30 single crochet
Round 6: Work 2 single crochet in the BACK LOOP of the first stitch and then 1 single crochet in the BACK LOOP of the next 4 stitches. Repeat around and this time, make 36 single crochet
Carry on in this fashion until your wool or fabric is used up. The size will depend on you. You can make a small or large circular rug.
2 Important Things To Consider:
1. Always count to ensure that you increase 6 stitches per round.
2. You are adding 1 additional single crochet per new round as you go farther than the last round
Make 2 slip stitches, so you can weave the end of the fabric.