I think this pattern looks fabulous in 2 colours or multi colours so it was perfect for my project. I sourced a free pattern on the Net and off I went. Though the project didn't exactly go to plan. My first attempt, which I was eager to finish, didn't quite seem right. I had used 8 rows navy 1 row white, 8 rows navy 2 rows white, 8 rows navy 3 rows white, and so on. What I found was that by using odd numbers of rows for the contrast it didn't seem to give the right effect because with a Chevron pattern you crochet into the back of the stitch rather than through both loops so one row is indented and the next row is raised. So I started a 2nd time and changed the white colour rows to even numbers, i.e. 2, 4, 6, 8 and then 6, 4, 2. And the difference was very noticeable, well to me anyway. The first attempt is fine from a distance, however, as it was going to be a gift I'm glad I had the time to produce the 2nd rug.
I was thrilled to see the look on my friend's face ... "Did you make this?" she said. What a reward it is to give a handmade gift, particularly a surprise gift, and feel the appreciation for your work.
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