The rug is done in chain stitch.
Instead of joining together in a round I chose to use a joining stitch with sewing thread. This I believe makes the rug less bulky.
I continued in this vein until the little rug was the size I wanted. I wet it thoroughly and pinned it to my ironing board to block it.
After drying completely it is ready to place in the kitchen.
I had envisioned maybe a lighter colour, but the blue is a nice pop. I think our little deer family are happy with it.