Moorish Mosaic Rug

I made this for Our Living Room

Created by: Maria A

  • Project Details

    About

    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).

    Pattern

    Moorish Mosaic Afghan

    Needles & Hooks

    • Crochet Hook 10.00mm (US 15)

    Accessories

    • Tapestry Needle
    • Stitch Markers

    Measurements

    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.

    Tags

    Craft

    craft-crochet Crochet

    Skill Level

    difficulty Intermediate

    Status

    project-state In progress
    Started on: May 3, 2017
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    6 Comments

    • Alison B

      Portsoy

      It's beautiful,the colours you have picked are going to look amazing ,your work is lovely :)
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    • Sofia A

      Toronto

      Very beautiful and ambitious project! Can't wait to see the final result :)
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      • Maria A

        Toronto

        Thank you, Sofia! My BF, who is presently visiting his family in Odessa, is teaching me Russian so that I can communicate with his family. It's so hard!
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      • Sofia A

        Toronto

        @Maria A: Maria, you are very gifted and talented girl. I believe if you can crocheting you definitely can speak Russian :)
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      • Maria A

        Toronto

        @Sofia A: You're too kind, Sofia. Спасибо :-)
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