Serendipity led me to this gorgeous afghan pattern, which emulates exotic Moroccan tile. I had been searching long and hard for a rug pattern when I eyed this after a few clicks on Twitter, and fell instantly in love.
I've been working on our rug all summer long, and have taken it on holidays with us to Ottawa, Québec and New York State. I love crocheting in the car while my boyfriend drives, and on the beach while he windsurfs!
A funny anecdote about the versatility of crochet hooks: I've used them as coffee stirrers, hair sticks, bookmarks and most recently, as chopsticks, when my BF and I ordered takeout at a Chinese restaurant in Hopewell Junction, discovering too late that no cutlery was included with our food (see photo).
Notes: The original afghan measures 40" (101.5 cm) wide and 48" (122 cm) long. I'm crocheting with two strands of yarn to make my rug thick and squishy. It will measure 79" (201 cm) wide and 120" (305 cm) long.