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JennyBear
« on: July 19, 2006 01:55:11 PM »

Hello, I just discovered these beautiful crochet rugs by Karkula.



Prices aren't listed on the website but I imagine they'll be very very pricey so of course I want to make my own. Any ideas for the type of yarn I should use? Something that will be to stand up to being walked on but not be too rough to the touch? Is there anything I could treat it with perhaps to prolong its life?

Thanks craftsters.
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2006 02:10:06 PM »

I'm pretty sure those rugs were featured in Metropolitan Home a couple of months ago! When I get home tonight I'll check and see if there is a price listed for them.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2006 02:23:38 PM »

Ok so I just checked their website again and the bottom one, the runner, is listed at $11,580.
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2006 02:26:21 PM »

Ok so I just checked their website again and the bottom one, the runner, is listed at $11,580.


Ya, most everything in that magazine is mega expensive.  But it is GREAT for ideas!
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2006 02:53:00 PM »

 I would guess nylon for the type of cording/yarn to use. I just ordered some for some purses I want to make. I think I got it from Annie's Attic, but you can find it in other stores, (just not in my little area)
 The only thing I could think of to treat it would maybe be scotchguard.
They are beautiful though. Good luck!
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2006 04:28:44 PM »

If you really wanted to do rug yarn rather than nylon cording, I got mine on sale for like 99 cents a skein at Herrschners some time last year. They also sell it in Hobby Lobby but you'll pay a WEE bit more for it Tongue

Oh, it's Aunt Lydia's..
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frogsrock
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2006 08:34:26 PM »

you could try macrame string/yarn/whatever it is

or a thin nylon rope
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2006 10:19:53 PM »

I just had to say thanks for posting this!  You've totally inspired me to try out that top design for a lapghan!  I really like that style.  I'm thinking 1' circles, and a 3x4 circle grid... so 3'x4'.

Ooooh... Cheesy
Thanks again!
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2006 10:35:02 PM »

I suppose the type of yarn would depend on where you were going to use the rugs.  The Aunt Lydia's rug yarn is a pretty basic polyester yarn.  Really basic.... only comes in a dozen colors or so.  Probably be perfectly fine for a bedroom rug or something like that.  Not very exciting, though.  I think a nice acrylic bulky would work just about as well, though I don't know whether polyester pills less than acrylic or that sort of thing.  Most of the really nice hooked rugs out there are made of wool, so I suppose that would be a really nice thing to make a crocheted rug out of, if you can find a nice lot of cheap Lopi or something like that on Ebay, and of course a rug you want to use in the kitchen or bathroom could be made out of a bulky cotton.  Lily did make a bulky sugar and cream, but they don't anymore, and I don't know if anyone else out there makes a bulky version of a kitchen cotton, but the worsted would probably work for the crocheted rugs, anyway. 
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2007 04:41:37 AM »

The first thing I thought of was Aunt lydia's too but man,, you could prep a car for bondo with that crap!  I hate using it,, it'll take the skin right off your fingers!
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