Indian Flower Rug by Mark Roseboom

Indian Flower Rug

Crochet
January 2021
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
1640 - 1695 yards (1500 - 1550 m)
one size which has a diameter of 85 cm.
US
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This pattern is available for $6.00 USD
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The Indian Flower Rug is a beautiful pattern with a thick and tense structure, making it perfect for laying on the ground. It will be the eye-catcher of your living room as the lotus leaves will draw your attention right away. It is one of the largest patterns I have ever written, and the whole pattern is created with overlay crochet techniques. The pattern is inspired by the sacred lotus motifs, which you can find in many holy places all around India.

Some details about the pattern :

  • For the pattern, I used one Scheepjes Whirligig (color 213) and 5 balls of Scheepjes Merino Soft (color 600). These are premium types of yarn, which are expensive. I found it worth it to use for this pattern, but if you like to use a similar type of yarn, that is understandable. In that case, you will need 1000 meters of yarn for Color B and 525 meters of yarn for Color A.

  • the pattern is crocheted with a hook size of 4.0mm. This delivers a more tense project, but this is the best to avoid seeing other colored stitches through the overlay stitches as we work in the overlay.

  • The pattern can’t be extended. It is written in size available as a lot of math and tension is calculated and tested. The finished diameter of the pattern will be 85 cm.

  • The pattern contains written instructions and a step by step photo tutorial. This pattern holds up to more than a hundred photos to guide you along. There is no chart to follow, as it is almost impossible to make one with overlay crochet.

  • There are NO videos available due to the fact I am a lefthanded crocheter.

  • When you crochet this piece of art into a rug, you can sew some anti-slip fabrics under it or glue some transparent silicone dots on different backside places. This tackles the problem that it might slide on some different types of floors.

  • If you don’t like a rug, this pattern can become a perfect wall hanging as well. My tester Tineke Tap made a wallhanging from it with some mercerized cotton yarns.

  • the pattern is available in English (US), German and Dutch for now. More languages will follow, but as the pattern is a huge one to translate, this may take some time. The Dutch translation is done by Tineke Tap. The German translation is done by Christina Berberich.

  • the price of this pattern is pretty high in contrast with other work of mine. But as this is a huge and detailed pattern, I have decided to ask for a higher fee.