I wanted something more old fashion and country style. The rug I had had for a long time but after I put the crocheted flowers onto it it had a new leave of life. Gave it sort of an old world charm.


  • 10-20 8 ply wool or any scrap wool
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • 1 any old blanket or crocheted rug you already have


  1. Make crochet flowers to put on blanket or throw over/rug.
  2. For large flowers,

    Row 1: Using colour 1 yarn, Ch 4, join to form ring

    Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc) , dc 11 times, sl st to top of ch 3 made. Fasten off. (12 dc).

    Row 3: Using colour 2 yarn, join with slip stitch to top of any st. Ch 2, 3 tr in same st, ch 2, sl st next st. *Ch 2, 3 tr in next sc, ch 2, sl st in next sc* repeat * to * around, joining with slip st in bottom of first st made. Fasten off and weave in ends.
  3. Sew all crocheted flowers randomly on blanket/rug. Admire your finished project.


I tend to crochet rugs in Winter as it relaxes me and keeps my knees warm. First time I have tried the flowers though.

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Author, experienced freelance writer, proof reading, feature articles, political content .Any topics. Indigenous art, Indigenous children’s writer. 2010. ‘Nanna’s Storm’ Predominately Indigenous book. Children’s picture book published by Black Ink Press Queensland. 2011-2018 'Nanna's Boot Camp' and 'My Mob at Christmas.' http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com/gondor-writers-centre-books.html

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  • I love to crochet, knit and sew and it definitely is a great winter hobby.


  • I think I’m going to need to watch a YouTube tutorial on how to crochet as I’m lost reading these instructions.
    I also need to learn how to knit!


  • I used to be really good at crochet, really enjoyed it too, might need to get back into it


  • Lovely! I need to learn to crochet


  • I still have the crochet blanket my grandma made me many years ago I love crocheted blankets


  • Awww….this is something I really need yo have a go at doing! I love the old world charm it gives!


  • How lovely. I need to get better at crocheting asap


  • I have two beautiful crochet blankets they are handy in winter


  • I love crocheted blankets I still have the one my grandmother made me when I was a child


  • Love the flowers,they look great!


  • Very talented. Thanks for sharing your idea.


  • A great way of using up oddments of wool – looks lovely!


  • A beautiful idea, thanks for sharing.


  • Great way to use up all my left over wool and something that will be handy too


  • The flowers really add to the rug

    • Yes when my niece saw it she wanted one also!


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