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With the help of my friends, I co-ordinate "The Craft Group" which is a place for women to gather and do craft! We share a whole range of things, from craft to the small things that matter to us right up to understanding the whole meaning of life! I learn so much from everyone, I thought a blog would be the perfect way to record the memories! The "Plus..." is all about extra bits 'n pieces that I have found and would love to show you. Welcome to our Craft Group. Please feel free to say hi, leave a comment or become a follower! Enjoy!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Knitted & Crocheted Rug by Shirley

Shirley, (famous for her Red Cross Teddies), made this lovely rug. She said she made one before and sewed strips of knitting together to form the rug. This time she tried a different method.

Instead of sewing the strips together, she joined them using crochet in a neutral toned yarn which ties it all together beautifully. It adds a nice point of interest with the slightly raised  strips running parallel between the blocks.

Put your hand up if you have in your "unfinished craft stash" a bag of knitted squares that never really became anything! I admit I have. I see some lovely wool, then find it therapeutic to sit and knit squares but then never get around to sewing them together! This is a great method for me to try. The squares are  knitted continuously in long strips instead of being knitted as separate squares. Then holding 2 strips wrong sides together, you crochet along the long sides, putting your hook through both layers and thus joining them together as you go.  Nice work Shirley.

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