This is what I'm making at the moment. Crocheting a rug in a Chevron pattern. (Have added the pattern at the end). I've always been a knitter, not really a person who crochets that much, that is until last last year when I decided I actually liked crocheting.
My grandmother taught me to crochet (probably said that somewhere here on my blog before) and so when I make something it reminds me of her. I know she would be happy that I'm giving it a go. I actually didn't think that I'd be able to follow a crochet pattern that easily, but I can.
This was a pretty simple pattern really and very easy to make. I'm making this rug as a knee rug, and it is going to be raffled to raise money for services and activities for disabled people. I find that I'm really enjoying it and I love the fact that I can just pick up where I left off and it's easy to find where I'm up to. I also like to try making a few smaller rugs in soft baby colours as gifts for those having babies.
I've also found Ravelry where there are heaps of patterns available for free ~ click here to have a look. I've found some great stuff on there and I love that they let you know the degree of difficulty of the patterns.
I'll post another picture when I have finished the rug.
Chevron Granny Blanket
1 - 100 gram ball of 8 ply yarn will do an average of 14 - 16 rows.
3.5mm - 4mm crochet hook.
ch - chain
tr - treble, for US terms change all tr to dc.
Ch 183 - 185. Take any un-crocheted chains off end when you have finished first row. You can make it much bigger by adding more chains, approx 15 ch each time.
Finish with a downward slope to match the start of row ...
Miss 1 ch, 1 tr in next 7 ch, *3 tr into next ch, 1 tr in next 6 ch,
Miss 2 ch, 1 tr in next 6 ch.*
Repeat * - * to last 8 ch.
3 tr in next ch, 1 tr in next 7 ch.
Miss first stitch, 1 tr in next 7 tr, * 3 tr into next tr (this will be the tr that is in the middle of the 3 tr group from the previous round), 1 tr in next 6 tr. Miss 2 tr, 1 tr in next 6 tr.*
Repeat * - * to last 8 trebles.
3 tr in next tr, 1 tr in next 7 tr.
Continue repeating Round 2 to desired length in a colour combination you like.