Carpets made of polyester cord have recently enjoyed quite a lot of popularity, although this type of needlework is only a few years old. In addition to obvious decorative advantages, such products are optimal in density / stiffness, they are perfectly shaped and easily cleaned, so that they can be placed in any room in the bathroom or in the living room.
The use of synthetic material - polyester - makes the mat volumetric and original, more visible against the background of products, for example, acrylic, cotton or other threads.
If you have even small knitting skills, you can tie a simple rug, and with deeper knowledge, you can tie the embossed carpets.
Reliefed oval carpets
On the Internet, you will find many options for making such rugs for various techniques and schemes. Choosing a specific version of knitting will depend on your idea.
A carpet made from a cord can be made both without a scheme, and with a certain pattern according to the schemes - these will already be relief oval carpets.
Such a rug can be crocheted or hand-made from linen, hemp or linen cord. The number of threads will depend directly on the desired size and thickness of the product.
To knit a rug of medium size and density, you will need:
- a cord (about 5 mm thick) about 800 meters long (for a product with a diameter of 1100mm);
- crochet hook number 5 or 6;
- scheme of the rug (you can use the drawing of any napkin).
The cord is best purchased in a large construction store. The number of threads here will depend directly on the size of the carpet. If the rug assumes the presence of a large number of volumetric details, then you should take a cord of a larger size. The weight of the finished carpet in this case can be more than three kilograms.
Most often when knitting a pattern, relief carpets are created. Their implementation is more laborious and requires special knitting skills, but if you take a simple scheme, it can be mastered by a beginner.
With an increase in the diameter of the carpet to 2300 mm. you need about 2200 meters of cord (the weight will also increase).
Oval rug from the cord is knitted according to an individually designed scheme (as a basis, it is better to take a round napkin).
The only difference here is that:
- First, not a ring, but a chain with ascents (VP) is tied together with stakes with napids (CLS) tied in them from both sides. Further on the same principle.
- on both sides of both faces, you just need to knit a CLS. At the ends - to untie the semicircles, where each row should alternate an even viscous and semicircular. As a result, an oval carpet should be obtained, the length of which will directly depend on the length of the chain of lifts.
- to create the central part of the carpet there is no need to type a chain of air loops, you can simply wind the end of the cord around two fingers, then take off the loop and tie in the required number of columns.
In the classical version, the first row is about 20 bars with a crochet. Further - according to the scheme. Due to the fact that the last row, as a rule, is made with a pattern, the rug from the cord will have a clear shape resembling a flower. Making the product semi-circular shape is achieved by tying half of the required number (CCN), then the blade is rotated, knitting with lifting is performed and the second row is sewn. That is, straight and return rows are knit.
A square carpet can be connected by the "grandmother's square" method: from simple columns with a crochet and air loops. Aesthetics here is achieved by combining and changing the colors of the cord.
A large area of the product can be linked by patchwork sewing. First, several square bases are knit, which are then sewn together.
Features of the material and care of the product
Polyester cord is a material made of synthetic fibers, mostly of polyester. Its main qualities are strength and elasticity, that is, the mat, bound from it, will be slightly stretched and compressed, without deforming at the same time. Also, the finished product will have high qualities of moisture resistance and softness.
This material is great for knitting carpets and rugs, tracks, bags and other products that can be washed in a typewriter or manually at a temperature of no higher than 30 ° C. Dry the finished products on a horizontal surface, fully deployed.
So, whether it's a simple rug or complex embossed carpets - knitting such items is also wonderful because in a short time you will see the result of your creativity. This motivates the newcomers and inspires the craftsmen to further create.