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.

{hugs}
Laura







13 comments:

  1. That turned out really great. Welcome back!

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

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  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!

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

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  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!

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    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...
      ~Laura

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    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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