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Cozy, comfortable, durable and earth-friendly rugs.
Brought to a new level by combining traditional and contemporary concepts and colors.
All designs are original, and each is one-of-a-kind.
Cloth yarn is made from clean, newly washed upcycled fabrics and textiles and created in a smoke-free home.
I slip join the strips as I go along so there are no weak spots where things are stitched together with thread. This makes an extra durable rug and eliminates surprise holes popping open and the need for future mending.

This round rainbow-themed rug is Ready To Ship and measures just over four feet across at 50".

It has two bands of each color next to one another in a field of pure white.
The first is a soft, lighter version of the second darker.

The red is a brick red, the orange slightly burnt.
Instead of a pure yellow and green, there is instead gold and olive.
Likewise the blue and purple are slightly greyed and less vibrant.
Without a doubt still a rainbow, this one has a more relaxed energy to it, a subdued version of my pure-colored rainbows:
And stronger than pastel:

I've alternated the stitches into the color to give the overall look extra texture.
The out-most border is made of a smooth cotton knit for an extra polished finish.
It has the proper order of a natural primary rainbow, violet on the innermost curve and red on the out, like those most often seen.

Feel welcome to contact me to discuss custom sizes, shapes or colors. I’m easy to work with and will send a photo of the finished rug for approval before sending.
With these I can vary the color of the largest rings by what color I start with. It really changes the look of the rug, and if the last white rings are left off, will override the all-colorness and be a compliment to a color scheme while still being a full rainbow.

Cleaning and care:
My own rugs go into the washing machine using the gentle cycle, and I dry them 90% in the dryer then lay them flat to finish.
A gentle tug here and there will correct any distortion from the wash. Especially with the rectangular shapes - the corners will pull into themselves if dried completely in the dryer.
In the era of the original crocheted rug, starch was added to the final rinse. I do this too. You can get a pre-dissolved bottle in the laundry isle then add it in once the last tub has filled. It really helps in keeping the rugs bright as the dirt adheres to the layer of starch first, protects it and keeps it cleaner by acting as a buffer to the fabric.

Crocheted rugs have two levels of impact; the obvious overall finished product, but also a closer place where the different patterns and textures of the fabrics has changed, where they blend with others and create a second layer of information. A sort of individual personality. A story.

Design and images © 2012 elevensides.

50" Ready to Ship Rainbow Crocheted Rag Rug