When I stumbled upon this beautiful rug at Ladies and Gentlemen, I immediately fell in love. Crocheting is really easy and enjoyable, and it’s so exciting to take it to a level beyond afghans and potholders. Inspired, I ordered myself some cotton rope and decided to give it a shot. The rope that I guessed would work was a little larger than what would have been suitable for what I set out to make (a giant granny square rug), so I scaled back a bit and made a simple double-crochet pattern. I’m really happy with the way it turned out, and it feels great to stand on it with bare feet! This was an encouraging first foray into larger-scale crocheting, and I’m looking forward to attempting more complicated patterns in the future.