Crochet a Rag Rug (For Your Dolls): A Guest Post by Rapunzel

Hello, everyone! This is not Cogaroo blogging – she’s away on vacation, and has no internet access. So she asked me to do a few posts while she’s away, and I happily agreed. I’m Rapunzel, a crocheted doll, and I enjoy writing, reading, candlestick making, and crafting. (She also gave me free reign to her yarn stash while she’s away – yay!)

Here's a selfie of me!

Here’s a selfie of me!

Since this is mainly a crochet blog, I thought I would share a crochet project with you all! You see, the floor in my room is really cold, and I wanted to make a rug. I raided the yarn and crocheted this:

It was hard crocheting with such a big crochet hook! It was “I” in human sizes, but it felt more like 100 millimeters. A great weight-lifting workout. I followed the basic rag rug pattern, with single crochets in an oval. All the same, I think some of you might want directions so…

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Materials

  • Various scraps of worsted-weight yarn (which is like T-shirt yarn for me – you could use T-shirt yarn and make a big rug, instead of one for a doll)
  • I (5.50 MM)) crochet hook (or use a Q-16 MM with the T-shirt yarn!)
  • Yarn needle & scissors

The Basic Pattern

Rnd 1: Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 4 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Turn to work on other side of foundation ch, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in last st.

Rnd 2: Do not join, just continue in a spiral amigurumi-style. 2sc, sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next 3 sts, sc 4, 2sc in last 2 sts.

Rnd 3: *Sc, 2sc*, sc 4, rep from * to * 3x, sc 4, rep from * to * 2x.

Rnd 4: *Sc 2, 2sc*, sc 4, rep from * to * 3x, sc 4, rep from * to * 2x.

You can probably see the pattern emerging: just up the number of stitches between increases. The next round would be *sc 3, 2sc*, the next would be *sc 4, 2sc*, and so on. You can change colors whenever you want, or whenever you run out of yarn – I had a lot of fun with this! (I decided mine looked better with the wrong side facing up – it had more texture and laid flatter. But you can choose whichever!)

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Another bonus with the wrong side facing up is that the stitches look like pi – ππππ. 🙂

Hope you enjoyed this pattern! It was great talking to you…and I’ll see you again in a bit. 🙂 There will be a post every Monday until Cogaroo gets back, so stay tuned!

✿ Rapunzel ✿

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About the Author

IMG_4303Rapunzel is an eighteen-year-old crocheter, who is also a crocheted doll. Much of her time is spent wrangling her yard of hair, but she also loves writing, reading, candlestick making, and anything involving crafts. Once she accidentally glued a skein of yarn to her own hair. She’s loving her summer job guest posting for Cogaroo, and now she wants her own blog!

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