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shelayla82
« on: October 01, 2008 08:08:29 PM »

After I discovered that my BF’s papasan was scratching the floor a bit, I decided to crochet a rug to protect the floor.  Since it’s a double papasan, I made the rug into an oval shape.  Here's what I ended up with:

The entire rug.


Zooming in a bit.


Shot for stitch detail.


Would have loved to make a true rag rug and reuse fabric, but I was eager to get started.  After a trip to the store, I came back with fabric in three colors that go along with my living room.  After that I started with a long row, double crocheted on each side of it and increased at both ends.  Overall the rug measures about 2 feet across and 3.5 feet long, and the papasan frame covers it with an inch or so to spare all around.  I would have loved to crocheted 3 to 5 more rows, but ran out of fabric and couldn’t find anymore. 

It’s been finished for a month or so, but I finally got around to taking pictures of it.  The floor is protected, and there’s a little more color to my living room!  Please let me know what you think.

On a side note, I’ve been visiting Craftster since the beginning of summer and have loved all the projects that everyone has posted here.  Thank you for inspiring me to stop looking at patterns and projects I could make someday and just getting to work.  Hopefully this bout of crafting energy will last awhile. 

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kurtthesnail
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008 08:11:06 PM »

I like it! I bet it looks great in your living room and your floor thanks you! Grin
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foreversandals
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008 08:11:35 PM »

I love it and the colors!

I've been meaning to crochet a rag rug, I just find the task of cutting the fabric daunting.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2008 08:15:30 PM »

It looks great! Good job, a rag rug is also on my todo list.
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brookelynne
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008 05:52:25 AM »

Congatulations on your first project post. It looks great! I've been meaning to do this out of some t-shirts I've got laying all over my house, but keep getting sidetracked by other projects  Undecided
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ZellaBella
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008 06:49:21 AM »

it looks great!
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008 06:53:49 AM »

Great job!
I've been meaning to make one of these as well...I love the colors you used.
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veggiechef
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2008 08:01:26 PM »

OOOOOhhhh I love rag rugs.  You did a beautiful job.  Lovely design!
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FarahAbood
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2008 08:33:54 AM »

Nice colors!
and job too 
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shelayla82
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2008 10:52:34 PM »

Thank you all for the wonderful comments!  Cheesy
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