Lots and lots of fabric yarn! During the past weeks, I have crocheted a bunch of things using delicious Bobbiny fabric yarn from HobbyFunHouse – and I’m just as thrilled about it. It comes in a lot of different colors and in multicolor ‘Rainbow’ rolls, like the one used for the Sea Anemone Rug. Read more about the yarn and tips and tricks to crocheting with fabric yarn here. Danish patterns for baskets can be found here and here.
The Sea Anemone Rug is a pretty smaller rug, perfect for the bathroom floor or in front of your bed, to avoid getting cold feet in the mornings. The rug is crocheted rather loosely and lies nice and flat on any surface. Diameter is approximately 60 cm and has the perfect size for a mat too. Sizing can easily be adjusted for a larger rug (or smaller for a pillow like this one!).
YOU WILL NEED
One roll of Bobbiny Rainbow
A 10 mm size hook
A smaller hook for fastening ends
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
The rug is partially crocheted in back loops only (bl). Videoguide and photo tutorial on how to do invisible increases in the back loops can be found here.
All rounds begin with a ch and end with a sl st, unless pattern states otherwise. The neatest result is achieved by shifting increases by a couple of stitches in every rnd.
If your rug starts to roll or ruffle along the edges, there’s a few tricks on how to solve it without frogging – read about it here.
Sizing: Add rounds of back loop sc before crocheting the edge. Continue increasing by 8 stitches for each added round. Make sure your final stitch count is divisible by 2.
HOW ITS MADE
8 sc in a magic ring (8) Next 6 rounds are crocheted in the back loop only:
2 sc in every st (16)
1 sc, 2 sc in next st (24)
2 sc, 2 sc in next st (32)
3 sc, 2 sc in next st (40)
4 sc, 2 sc in next st (48)
5 sc, 2 sc in next st (56)
Change color. Through bot loops, put *2 dc (first dc is replaced by a ch2). SK1, 2 dc in next, SK1, 2 dc in next, 2 dc in next, SK1*. Repeat around (64)
Change color and fasten yarn between two groups of dc directly above no skipped stitch: Between dc groups put *2 dc (first dc is replaced by a ch 2), 2 dc, 3 dc, 2 dc*. Repeat around (72)
Change color. 8 sc, 2 sc in next st (80) The next 4 rnds are crocheted in back loop only:
9 sc, 2 sc in next st (88)
10 sc, 2 sc in next st (96)
11 sc, 2 sc in next st (104)
12 sc, 2 sc in next st (112)
Change color and fasten yarn in any stitch, back loop only.
1 sc, ch 2. Insert hook through sc, YO and pull a loop, insert hook in next stitch, YO and pull a loop.YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook. Repeat around.
Fasten all ends on the backside by pulling them through stitches using the smaller hook.
Bobbiny Rainbow is rolled entirely without knots. Very practical if you’re the kind that tends to cut the knots to make your own secure joins. When making a project with Bobbiny Rainbow, you might want to wind up the colors in rolls like the one shown, this gives you a better feel on how much you have of each color and lets you change the color order.