I [U]am[/U] having fun with crochet! And I can definitely see how it uses up more yarn with every stitch. Knitting just pulls one loop through the holes, but crochet pulls through more, since every stitch is wrapped at least once.
I finished all the crochet work on the washcloths and the tissue box cover. I’ve set aside the seaming until after I make the bathroom rug. I was going to follow the pattern in the book for the checked rug. But I changed my mind when I realized that the checks would not look right in my bathroom.
I’ve decided to just hold one strand of each color together, and knit the rug the same color throughout. I’ll probably add a stripe of a solid color occasionally, just for fun.
The other reason I’m changing designs is that I want my rug to be bigger than the one in the pattern book. I want to cover my floor from the toilet to the door, and from the tub to the cabinet. Our bathroom is tiny, and it just makes sense to make a bigger rug to keep our feet warm and comfy, without having to move the rug around the floor.
My rug will be 36" x 52". Wish me luck!