Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Kitchen Rug...

I have been gone from my blog for a very long time. Life has been busy from mid July until now. I haven't stopped crafting, but I have been a lot busier with other things. I have missed my blog and I'm very glad to be back.

One of the things I did while I was away was create a kitchen rug.

I was in need of a new kitchen rug and couldn't find anything in stores that I loved. For a long time I did without one and just threw a towel on the floor when necessary. I stumbled across a picture on Pinterest that showed a rug made from homemade t-shirt yarn and cotton yarn and really liked it. I purchased cotton t-shirts from my local thrift store and followed a tutorial I found online for cutting them into yarn. Then, I went for it! With no instructions, and a lot of trial and error, I crocheted cotton yarn, in single crochet, around the t-shirt yarn in a large oval. To finish it off, I crocheted two rows with just the cotton yarn (no t-shirt yarn). I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I do wish I could have gotten it to lay a little flatter.



  1. That turned out really great. Welcome back!

  2. welcome back to blogland! I love your rug, it's beautiful!

  3. Oh my dear Laura, I am so happy to see you!
    I love your kitchen rug. I bet no one will guess that you made it yourself, anyone who visits you will be very impressed!

  4. Your back! This is brilliant, the colors ,the pattern, everything! I love it.

  5. I absolutely love this rug. I've been wanting to make a crocheted rug for ages and this is the best looking one I've seen! Can you tell me how wide you cut your tshirt strips? I can't find directions anywhere on the internet so far for this method, but I'm going to play around with it for sure! I'm new to your lovely blog. Hello!

    1. Hi Debby - I'm so glad you're here... And thank you. I cut the t-shirt into two inch strips. I found that one inch was much too thin. I searched for a pattern/instructions for making the rug and had no luck. Good luck to you on making one...

    2. Thanks, Laura! I think this will be a good project in the new year, in the quiet time after all the holiday busy-ness :-)


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