Hey gals – I have one last car craft for you! We’re home – safe and sound – and I’m awfully happy to be back. But before we get back to our normal crafting schedule :) I have to show you the last thing I made on the trip.
Mom and Dad (who came with us) have been wanting a crochet rug for their half bathroom. Well – car time is perfect for crocheting – not a lot of materials and pretty repetitive – that way I could still work on it and not miss out on the scenery.
I was able to get it all finished and we tried it out at their house and it looks great! They wanted the colors to be brown, black, tan and gold to match their bathroom.
I used a vintage pattern I found at a site called Free Vintage Crochet Patterns. The pattern called for 3 stripes at each end and a solid color in the middle but I thought it would make it look a little more contemporary to alternate the colors randomly.
The pattern uses the easiest crochet stitches – chain, single crochet and double crochet – to form shells.
You just repeat the same pattern over and over, changing the colors.
I don’t have tons of pictures cause the rows don’t change. If you don’t know how to crochet, here’s a link to the how-to page on the Crochet Today site. There are also tons of videos on YouTube if you prefer watching someone and learning that way.
Here are a few more pictures of the finished rug. . .
This tile work is right outside the bathroom and the colors look really nice together.
You can see the gold on the walls a little here and part of the pedestal sink.
(No, I’m not a giant. This was a tiny bathroom and I had to hold the camera way over my head to get a shot of the rug in place. I think I have 50 pictures of this bathroom taken with the camera at the wrong angle. haha.)