When it come to projects - the bigger, the better, and that applies to my crochet as well. I have been wanting to make a cotton rug for ages but didn't want to sit forever with thin cotton thread and tiny hook. So, as usual, I decided to go big by making my own super-sized crochet hook.
I choose cotton string for this project because it's 100% natural and cam be dyed in any colour, as well as easy to wash, either by hand or in the washing machine. If you want to you can easily dye to any colour, and if it gets wet it will dry quickly. I'm thinking that my first rug will go into the bathroom. But then again, I also need one for the bedroom. Guess I will have to make more than one.
You will need 25mm diameter crochet hook, some thin cotton string and a large tapestry needle to sew the mat together once you've finished the crochet chain.
To make the 25mm diameter crochet hook I used a regular 25mm pine dowel.