Winter Carpet 2017 by Magic Carpet Studio

Winter Carpet 2017

December 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 4 rows = 4 inches
9.0 mm (M/N)
984 - 1039 yards (900 - 950 m)
140 cm in diameter
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I made the Winter Carpet 2017 to share its pattern with my blog readers as part of a crochet-along countdown from December 1st until the Christmas Eve in 2017. If you’re curious, you can check it out in Polish:

To make this carpet you will need:

  • approximately 900 meters of cotton string 4 or 5 mm thick – of course, it’s always better to order more string just to be on the safe side,
  • a 9 mm crochet hook – it’s size M or N in the US,
  • about 8 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 also wobble or buckle.

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 wash it and block it because it’s just too big!

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 from a factory in Poland:
but I have no idea if they are willing to ship small quantities of string overseas.