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.