It's done! It's heavy and I killed my wrist and hand crocheting it but I think I sorta like it. It falls in the yum/yuck category for sure. A great stash busting project and it came together pretty quick. I ripped 1.5-2 inch strips. 12mm crochet hook. Magic loop to start. Single crochet around into previous round with a single crochet between each. Final round 2 single crochets between. That's about it. Thanks to Jodie for the inspiration, check out the flickr group for other's rugs!
Ok, here's my inspiration mosaic for the Hoop Up swap. I finally came up with a theme. Kawaii! Love it in cross stitch, but I also found some embroidery samples. I'll send my partners both cross stitch and plain cloth and they can decide what they'd prefer.
Final use will be me framing these in embroidery hoops as a collection on the wall. I would show my piece but I haven't started, eeep better get cracking for this Friday's deadline.