I had seen this rug from the Purl Bee and the MegaDoily rope rug from Ladies and Gentlemen and wanted to make one. My friend Ashmo asked if I’d be willing to make one as a wedding gift for her friend. My answer? Of course!
-Rope cord (16/32 diameter).
I found it on Joann Fabrics, and used about 3 boxes of this stuff. I was lucky to have a coupon, so the rope was 40% off!
-crochet hook, size “S”.
I’d been jonesing for a S hook since the winter, and this was the perfect excuse to get one. I opted for a bamboo one, which felt really sturdy with the thick rope. I’d recommend it over a plastic one. For anyone who’s wondering, a S-hook is the mother of all crochet hooks: it’s about the size of a normal carrot.
When I had to join the rope (i.e. when I finished a box of cord), I taped the ends together and sewed them to the rest of the rug to keep them in place. I had to be careful or else they would fray and unravel.
Here’s the rug in progress (and me having fun with it):
It took roughly 8 hours to make. I got blisters from the rope, but that was also because I crocheted it pretty tightly in some areas. Don’t do that.
I was really happy with the final rug. It was chunky and quite comfy to sit on. It’s not the kind of rug you want to put a lot of furniture on though, because of its bulk (it weighs about 20 pounds).
Overall, I’m glad I got to make a giant rope rug. Now I can check that off my list of ‘someday crafts!‘