I’ve been in my new apartment for almost 6 months now, and I’m pleased to say that it’s almost done!
All the art is hung, along with my new favourite circle mirror, the bathroom has been refreshed, and I’ve finally finished the half hexagon crochet rug for my kitchen!
I had been trying to find the right rug to make for a long time and finally decided that I wanted to make a half circle rag rug. There was a tutorial that I tried following on A Beautiful Mess, but the technique just didn’t translate very well for a half circle. Therefore, I had to go to plan B which was crocheting a rug.
After I finally learnt how to crochet (hallelujah), I became obsessed with the idea of a half circle doily rug. I thought it would be really cute in a dark grey colour.
I found t-shirt yarn that I liked for the rug, but trying to find a free pattern proved to be incredibly difficult. Part of the problem was probably that I was trying to find a large rug pattern and not just a doily pattern. I did end up settling one one eventually though.
The day finally came when my yarn came in the mail and I sat down to start crocheting. I was so excited! But then, when I went to go start the pattern, I changed my mind for some reason. The doily suddenly felt like it was too cute and a touch old lady-like, so I went with a different route.
I decided to make a half hexagon crochet rug instead!
I don’t know what came over me, but I’m so happy that I made that decision because I love the simplicity of the end result!
Plus, It was also SUPER easy to make. Here’s how I did it:
Half Hexagon Crochet Rug DIY
- 9mm crochet hook
- 2 full cones of the Hooked Zpagetti T-Shirt Yarn in any colour (I used Anthracite)
- I watched this YouTube video for how to create a half hexagon.
- Instead of stopping after only 3 rows, just keep going until you’ve reached your desired size! Every time I started a row, I chained 3 and then did a double crochet into the base of the chain 3. Every time I finished a row, I did 2 double crochets into the same stitch (as per the video!). This helps to keep the edge even and allows your rug to get bigger.
- Once you’ve reached your desired size, do a row of single crochet along the straight bottom edge to finish off the rug. You can also do a row of single crochet around the entire perimeter of the rug if you’ve got the yarn!
- If you have any left over, make a cute mini rug like I did for my cat Sev’s food bowls 🙂
For reference, my large rug is 21 rows and the mini rug is 9 rows.
It took me around 6 hours of crocheting to get both rugs done, but I think the end result is totally worth it! I actually love the holes in the rug – I think they add a bit of visual interest. The colour is also perfect for the kitchen, plus it keeps my feet comfy when I’m washing dishes!
I love finishing DIY projects like this half hexagon crochet rug because it’s so satisfying to know that I’ve made something myself that perfectly fits the space!
I’d love to know what you think of my Half Hexagon Crochet Rug DIY! Would you make one for your own home?
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