Annie’s Hook & Need Club – Kit 41 – Chair Rug review.

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In April of this year I found in my mail box the 41st kit from Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – The Chair Rug. As you can see I got behind in plans for this blog.  But as we all know – life happens.   The pattern is for a rug that is placed on a chair for decorative purposes, similar to a cloth doily.

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The kit comes with 370 yards of medium worsted weight acrylic yarn in the colors of blue and white. With a J hook from my own tools and a tapestry needle, I will have enough yarn for two chair rugs.

The pattern is worked into rounds using the chain stitch(

The Chain Stitch), single crochet (The Single Crochet), slip stitch (Slip Stitch) and double crochet (The Double Crochet). The added bonus is that you will be working several specialty stitches, The slip ring, V stitch (V Stitch) and finally the fan stitch.

With the pattern calling for one of the larger hooks (J) and the entire project only consisting of 12 rounds; this kit is one that can easily be crocheted in one or two afternoons.

The pattern itself, was an “easy level” and clear to follow while at the same time giving someone experience at crocheting in rounds. I have to say I really enjoyed crocheting these. When finished I placed one on my sewing chair and one on my office chair for more of a personal touch in these area, I can honestly say I brought them to work since these two spots are where the Crochet With Passion blog is worked.  My sewing area is in my office.

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The only foreseeable problem I can see, is that they are not the most secure for staying in place as you get in and out of your chairs. If anybody has any suggestions on how to keep them in place, please share. Other then that I am rating this kit with an 8. The chair rug itself is lovely, and adds a very decorative touch to the chairs. Still, in my case, I cannot see myself pulling out this pattern for a repeat run. Thus, I am docking the kit the one point because they are not practical to use. As so often the case with the kits, the yarn came in unmarked labels accounting for the penalty of the last point. 8 of 10

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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