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Easy Rugs To Crochet: Good Designs Directions

Reviewing: Leisure Arts Easy Rugs To Crochet #3274  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
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This book has eight attractive rug patterns, with good variety, and the directions are very accurate.

It had been a while since I had looked at currently available rug pattern books for crochet, and was pleasantly surprised to find a book with more than one design that I thought was nice. There was one that I wanted to make for a gift right away, so I bought the book and the yarn to make the rug.

You can see from the pictures that the finished product looks just like the pattern (and I used similar colors). So often patterns are poorly written and you have to be experienced enough to adjust your work to what you know it should look like instead of following the directions. However, these directions were very accurate. There are small diagrams to illustrate particular details of stitches that may not be standard for all crocheters.

I did have a lot of left over yarn after making my rug. I bought what the pattern said, but used several ounces less than what was listed. Better the error in this direction than too little!

I made a few swatches of other patterns in the book, and the ones I tried were all easy to follow. You can see the eight designs in one of the photos.

I would rate the level of difficulty of these patterns as variable. Some are so easy that a beginner could easily make them with good results. There are a couple that are medium difficulty. None is hard. Only one of the rugs requires sewing units together, and that was the rug that I made. The rest are worked in rows, or round and round.

All eight rugs are worked with three strands of regular knitting worsted, which results in very thick and solid rugs.