On morning, Adi came to the Studio with a huge bag of jersey fabric rags. She wanted to crochet a rug as a spiral. The fabric pieces were quite small, about 50 cm long each and had to be cut straight. I looked around for a Technic that would suit the conditions.
As I like to explore new Technic, the crochet on a rope Technic seamed interesting to explore. I found a great Tutorial on Craft Passion. I was on my way.
I used a 3.5 mm crochet needle for the coton thread and a 7 mm crochet needle for the colorful Vitalgo “danielle” thread.
The basic idea is :
start : ch2, sc 8 on the second ch from hook, ch1 and place a marker. The marker needs to be moved at every beginning of row.
At this point, add the rag rope and knit around it. I joined the jersey strip with a zigzag sew. I started of without sewing them, but It was very time consuming to hold the ends while knitting. Sewing them is recommended.
Then you adjust with the three different steps explain below. You have to feel how your rug is coming, if you need to add stitches or stay at the same pace. You just play around with these three steps
Step 1 : *sc on the next st, ch 1. *Repeat through the row
Step 2 : *sc on the next ch sp, ch2 . *Repeat through the row
Step 3 : *sc on the next ch sp, ch1, sc on same ch sp, ch1. *Repeat through the row.
At this point, I have not finished the rug, just enjoying the knitting ! I will post a picture once finished. Enjoy !