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.
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.
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.