Popcorn Stitch Crochet Rug

When I started this blog I had plans of sharing lots and lots of my crochet makes, but looking back there have been a lot more “Family” and “General Ramblings” and a little less “Crochet” than I thought there would be.

Mainly because I’ve been so busy making Crochet Cushions that I’ve had less time for other crochet projects. Now, I’m not complaining about that at all – I could sit and make crochet cushions all day, that’d be lovely………..oh, sorry, I drifted off to a land of crochet cushiony lovlieness there for a second……….but I haven’t completed any other crochet projects pretty much all year! And, I think it’s important to make time for my own projects otherwise I might just go crazy.

So here’s one I worked on between Christmas and New Year, in the evenings, whilst eating ridiculous amounts of chocolate, crisps, cheese and crackers and mince pies!

Popcorn_Stitch_Crochet_Rug_WIP

I used the popcorn stitch that I used for my Nanny’s cushion in the summer and an Aran weight yarn from the stash that my sister gave me on our visit to her in May. I used a 6.5mm hook and then made it up as I went along.

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The back looks almost as pretty as the front!

Popcorn_Stitch_Crochet_Rug_Back

There was some unravelling as I wanted a circle but got an Octagon. And I ran out of yarn.

Popcorn_Stitch_Crochet_Rug_WIP1

I found a small amount of a lighter yarn and instead of uniform increases, I went for random increases and this is what I ended up with – A Popcorn Stitch Crochet Rug (a small rug!)

Popcorn_Stitch_Crochet _Rug

The shape is still not perfect but it’s getting there and the size is a bit smaller than I hoped, but it was a stash busting project and this was all the yarn I had.

The colours match our bathroom, so that’s where it’s going!
Have you been working on any special projects over the Christmas break?

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9 thoughts on “Popcorn Stitch Crochet Rug

  1. Alma says:

    How are you increasing the rounds on the Popcorn Stitch Rug? I want to make one, but don’t want it to look like an octagon or hexagon, like the ones I’ve seen… Yours looks more round

    Thanks!

  2. PatternPiper says:

    Hi Alma, I’m so sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I made this a while ago, but looking back at it I increased the rounds as you normally would for a circle but after round 4 I began to start each round in a different position in order to step the increases so that I wasn’t making increases into stitches that had been increased on the previous round. I don’t think that makes sense does it, but I’m not sure how else to explain it – sorry! The finished rug still did have a slight octagonal look about it, so I’m really not sure that my method worked at all.

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