Crochet - Granny Spike Stitch - leaves fewer gaps, because the second double crochet is crochet through the top of the second double crochet of the row below. Possibly use a dc,tc, dc pattern in the clusters? From Do It Darling.
Crochet a rug using nylon rope from the hardware store - 5 packages of hot pink poly rope lb.- 75 feet each spool). What's a girl to do with 375 feet of hot pink rope? Make a rug! Use a simple crochet stitch and a size 6 hook