Roman Labyrinth: a rug and a pillow in one pattern

Graphic design and architecture are always wonderful sources of inspiration for crochet pieces. Last summer while browsing Pinterest (my favourite place to search for inspiration) I came across Roman Labyrinth image. It was a picture of ancient floor title somewhere in Italy. And I thought it would be great to recreate the same image in crochet. For an area rug. I adapted labyrinth graphics for the needs of overlay crochet. And here it is! My new overlay crochet pattern!
Roman Labyrinth pattern is written for both a rug and a pillow. Overlay crochet design by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

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Roman labyrinth was well known and widespread throughout the Roman Empire, and many examples have survived from this period, especially in the form of floor mosaics. Nowadays Roman Labyrinth is used in contemporary interior design. I like these clear geometric lines, and I think it can suit well modern interiors: both as rug and as a pillow.

Roman Labyrinth pattern is on SALE right now through Monday, April 30th, 2018 both on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE. It is offered with 25% discount which is already applied in price and no coupon codes needed. 

Using Roman Labyrinth pattern you can make either a pillow or an area rug. The pattern can be recreated with just two shades of yarn. Or, if you like the colors, you can choose a new shade for every of five sections and combine them with main color. The colorful version will become a great accessory for your kid’s room. My sun can’t stop playing with his new pillow. And he claimed it as his own from the very first moment when I only created the chart.
Roman Labyrinth pattern is written for both a rug and a pillow. Overlay crochet design by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Roman Labyrinth pattern is written for both a rug and a pillow. Overlay crochet design by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Roman Labyrinth pattern contains row-by-row written instructions, the chart (with explanation of how to read it) and step-by-step pictures to guide you through every step and row. A print friendly version of the pattern with no pictures is also available for download. There is also a tutorial about how to use multiple colors to create the same pillow as mine.

The pattern uses overlay crochet with front post stitches on the right side. You will only use one color for each two rows, and the yarn is not broken but is carried along the edge up to the next rows. Easy and almost no ends to weave in.
Roman Labyrinth pattern is written for both a rug and a pillow. Overlay crochet design by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

For this project you can use absolutely any yarn in solid colors. I would recommend something heavy and bulky for the rug. I have wanted to try Lopi yarn since long ago, and rug seemed like the perfect project for that. I chose Alafosslopi yarn which is bulky weight, and used two shades for central labyrinth panel, and then added four different colors for the border. My rug turned out thick and warm. Just a perfect feel for my feet.

Lopi yarn is available via Wool Warehouse HERE* (UK with international shipping) if you prefer to shop online.
Roman Labyrinth pattern is written for both a rug and a pillow. Overlay crochet design by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Roman Labyrinth pattern is written for both a rug and a pillow. Overlay crochet design by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

And for my pillow I used leftovers of Colour Crafter yarn by Scheepjes in bright and happy colors together with 4.5mm crochet hook*. I felt lazy to crochet back side for my pillow, so I sewed crocheted square onto ready fabric pillowcase bought in IKEA. Here is a video tutorial on how I usually do this.

You can purchase Colour Crafter yarn in your local Scheepjes shops, or via online retailers*:

Wool Warehouse* (UK, international shipping)
Black Sheep Wools* (UK, international shipping)
Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe)

Roman Labyrinth pattern is written for both a rug and a pillow. Overlay crochet design by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

In my opinion Roman Labyrinth pattern is quite a relaxing project, and with large hook your new rug will be born in no time. You can skip written instructions and follow the chart if you are comfortable with just visual support. I will be very happy to see your finished creations! Please, share them with me in my Ravelry group HERE or Facebook group HERE. And please use the tag #romanlabyrinthrug on social media.


Brief Facts about Roman Labyrinth pattern:

 

  • Level: Intermediate: tapestry crochet, clusters and front post stitches
  • Language: English (US terms)
  • Pattern contains complete written instructions, a chart and heavy photo-tutorial. Print friendly version of the pattern without pictures is also available for download.
  • Roman Labyrinth pattern is available on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE and is offered with 20% discount through Monday, April 30th, 2018. The discount is already applied in the price you see, and no coupon codes needed.
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  1. Wow this rug and this pillow are so amazing ! I'm always very impressed with your crochet projects. *.*

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