Seashell Carpet by Magic Carpet Studio

Seashell Carpet

Crochet
January 2016
cotton string, 5 mm thick
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 4 rows = 4 inches
10.0 mm (N/P)
1258 - 1312 yards (1150 - 1200 m)
210 x 170 cm
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

To make this carpet you will need:

  • 1200 meters of cotton string, 5 mm thick – it’s better to order a bit more string, just to be on the safe side,
  • a crochet hook 10 mm thick – in the US: size N/P,
  • about 8-9 hours of your time :)

This carpet measures roughly 210x170 cm if you use a 5 mm thick cotton string. If you use a string of smaller thicknes, the dimensions will decrease, but I can’t predict by how much.

No matter what string you use, remember one important thing: the crochet hook needs to be twice as thick as the string! Otherwise the carpet will come out crooked. For example, if your string is 3 mm thick, the crochet hook should be 6 mm thick (in the US: size J).

Another important thing: you should be sitting on the carpet while crocheting it. This way the carpet will appear as if it has already been washed and blocked – because you have been ironing it with your buttocks while crocheting :D If you crochet the carpet while sitting on the couch, it will come out crooked and uneven :(

Instructions are available: