Winter Carpet by Magic Carpet Studio

Winter Carpet

Crochet
December 2014
cotton twine, 5 mm thick
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10.0 mm (N/P)
930 - 984 yards (850 - 900 m)
135 cm in diameter
US
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This pattern is available for free.

I made the Winter Carpet to share its pattern with my blog readers as part of a crochet-along countdown from December 1st until the Christmas Eve back in 2014. If you’re curious, you can check it out here in Polish: http://magiccarpetstudio.blogspot.com/2014/12/kalendarz-a...

AND HERE IT IS IN ENGLISH:
https://magiccarpetstudio.blogspot.com/2017/07/finally-in...

Many foreign crocheters have asked me to post an English translation of instructions for this carpet, so I finally gave in after 2.5 years.

The whole pattern has 32 rounds. I included a lot of photos and some videos, that’s why I didn’t make a printable PDF file. Pleeeeeaaase, don’t make me make a PDF file!

You will need:

  • about 850 meters of cotton twine (5 mm thick),
  • a 10 mm crochet hook (in the US it’s size “N” or “P”),
  • less than 10 hours of your time.

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 - it will wobble or buckle. For example, if your string is 3 mm thick, the crochet hook should be 6 mm thick (in the US: size “J”). If you use a string of smaller thickness than mentioned above, the dimensions will decrease but I can’t predict by how much. If you use a 10 mm crochet hook and a 5 mm thick cotton twine the carpet should measure about 135 cm in diameter.

I use the same kind of string they put in sweatshirts to tighten the hood. It can be washed in an ordinary washing machine. I order my string on-line from a factory in Poland, but I have no idea if they are willing to ship small quantities of string overseas:
https://www.polimex.net/sklep/index.php?page=Product&...

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 the whole time. If you crochet the carpet while sitting on the couch, it will come out crooked and uneven. Remember, you will never be able to block it because it’s just too big.