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« on: June 06, 2008 06:59:29 AM »

Basically, I'm in love with this.

But what sort of yarn would one use?

I've figured that I'd find a nicer doily pattern and use a phat hook and doubled yarn, but what kind? Something durable, and washable. And something that won't fuzz up.

Definately not in white. And I hear puffy paint is good for making things non-slip.

Mostly I wanted to show you the awesome. And hopefully get myself psyched up to make it.
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008 07:17:32 AM »

Great idea!  This would be a good use for nylon cord.  Or one of the "kitchen" cotton yarns.

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008 07:45:46 AM »

there was a booklet out called floor doilies awhile back - and it is pretty similar to the one you have pictured here... in the book they used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.
I would however probably opt to use the rug yarn instead.  It is a little more expensive but I think it would hold up to traffic a lot better.
Oh and in the book they used 3 strands at a time and a Q hook but I dont' think that would be necessary.  I would probably use 2 strands and a N hook or if you want it to really hug the floor just use an I hook and one strand... any doily pattern will work as well Wink

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008 08:12:42 AM »

I've never seen or heard of doilies for the floor but it looks neat!  Might just have to try it.

I'd use cotton and only one strand if I was making one.
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2008 09:01:08 AM »

That is a hoot! Wouldn't it make you feel really tiny?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2008 09:34:00 AM »

I was say use the worsted cotton like for dishcloths for it, washes great, and holds up really well.  And lots of colors to choose from!  (Not to mention that it's inexpensive!)

« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2008 10:47:25 PM »

I read about someone who has made a lot of floor rugs from recycled bags and apparently the rugs have lasted for over 10 years!
What about the yarn used for macrame? That is very strong and comes in many colors.
In Africa they use the stick twine you can get at hardware stores and that holds up well too.
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