This Lady Knits Wonders and Makes It Look Easy

At home I have a large spool of thin rope, and a plastic canvas that have been just waiting, begging me to get around to using them.  So finally the day came, and I decided to use them together.  All that remained was to capture the whole process and put together a master class for you.  🙂

So, today we will knit on canvas. You must know that I’m not the world’s greatest at knitting, and don’t know all the right words and terms for describing the process.  Therefore, I hope that experienced masters will forgive me for my unprofessional language. I will try to compensate for this omission with detailed illustrations of the process, which will be able to tie the mat even the one who first picked up the hook (I did it:).

Back to the required materials. The main materials, as I said, will be a large canvas and thread. For a rug, something thicker, rougher and more practical will do.

The canvas looks like this, if you take a closer look:

Start knitting. We drag a loop of cord into the corner hole of the canvas.

Pull the hook through the next adjacent hole of the canvas and grab the thread.

Pull out the second loop.

And drag it through the first. It’s as simple as that 🙂

Grab through the third loop through the third hole

And pull it through the second.

Thus the whole row is completely knit through.

Then turn and continue to knit the next side of the canvas.

Having finished the first perimeter, turn and pull out through the second row.

Continue knitting row by row.

When completed, make another circle to cover the edge of the canvas.

To do this, stretch the loop through the corner hole again.

Grab the thread.

And pull it through the loop.

Then through the second hole stretch another loop.

We pull the thread through it. You should have two identical loops on the hook.

Snag the thread on the hook.

And pass it through both loops at once.

Now through the third hole of the canvas grab and pull the thread through and repeat all the steps.

This creates a neat chain, closing the edge.

Knit in this way until the end of the side.

Next turn, continuing to tie the edge.

Complete the perimeter, carefully hide all the tails of the threads.

Now add the fringe to the short sides. To do this, you will need a thread, a rectangular frame of the desired width and a knife or scissors.

Wind the thread around the frame.

And on one side we cut the fringe.

You should be left with a bunch of threads of equal length.

Pull the middle thread of the fringe through the far loop on the short side.

Through the resulting loop we pass the free ends.

Tighten and move on to the next loop and thread.

Thus, we make out the fringe on both sides. Then you can trim along the fringe, if the threads vary in length.

And here is what you get.

You can stop here.  🙂

And you can add colors and paint it if desired.

For painting, you will need acrylic paints, several containers, a spray gun and water.

Mix the necessary colors of acrylic.

Use a stick to add a small amount of paint to a container, add water and mix thoroughly.

Take the spray bottle and lower it into the first container.

Cover everything you do not with to paint with paper, leaving just the area for painting open.

🙂 Spray it on and don’t be shy, then take a step back and admire your work.

Wait for it to dry before moving on with the painting. You can speed things up with a hair dryer.

Now wash the spray bottle and repeat the steps with the following color.

And so with all the colors.

Acrylic paints need to be set with an iron, then you can wash safely.

You can put it in the bathroom, hallway or on the porch. Stay creative!

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