well a blanket version of the rug at least.
Ever since we got this rug I've intended to crochet a blanket which matched in some way. Originally I was just going to use the colours and do a traditional granny square blanket. But the more I've admired the rug and thought about the blanket to accompany it, the more I thought an exact replica might be the way to go.
I finally purchased the yarn on Saturday. I decided to use the fabulously cheap stylecraft 100% acrylic double knit. Yes I would love to make it a beautiful organic cotton, but realistically I just can't justify spending that much on yarn at the moment. After hearing about Lucy of Attic 24's love for this yarn, in this post here, I thought I'd give it a go and actually it really is OK. Plus it comes in so many colours!
After many different attempts (I even considered knitting it) I decided to work each block in straight trebles, working each colour as I came to it, rather than working from the middle out. This way I can join each block as I go.
So I've only done 3 blocks so far, but so far so good! Though I do get in a fairly massive tangle, trying to use all those colours at once! My aim is to complete 7 blocks a week, if I stick to this, I should be done in a month and a half! I won't be holding my breath! But I shall keep updated.