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« on: July 30, 2008 05:13:43 PM »

I crocheted this rug using two old twin size flat sheets.  It took pretty much all of the blue sheet and a good amount of the yellow sheet.  The finished dimensions are about 20" x 30".  I really like the look and feel of it.  I'm pretty new to crochet, so I started with a basic rectangle, but I want to attempt an oval or circle next. 

This is a picture of it in use in my kitchen, though I'm giving it to my mom and she'll likely put it in front of the vanity in their newly renovated bathroom, where it'll look much nicer:


This is a full shot of it:


And a closeup:


Thanks for looking!
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Esjay82
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008 05:31:09 PM »

aww nice pretty colours too! i want to a rag rug.. i've been putting aside old sheets for a while.. i'm sure i'll hav enough eventually! lol
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2008 05:51:17 PM »

the colors look beautiful together! i love it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2008 06:13:26 PM »

gosh--I had to run out to the garage and yank the old queen size sheets out of the Goodwill bin!  Phew...they were headed off tomorrow!

Thanks for posting this!  I have no idea why I didn't think about crocheting them into a rug!!!

How did you cut the strips?  Were they all the same size?  Does it slide around or do you have something under it?

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2008 07:12:35 PM »

Thanks for the comments  Smiley

And to answer your questions alwaysinmyroom, I cut my sheets up in a huge spiral, so the entire sheet was one long piece of "yarn".  It took FOREVER!  The strips probably varied anywhere from 1-1.5 inches, I definitely wasn't consistent, since i cut while watching movies and I was really sick of cutting by the end of it.  I've since found a tutorial on how to cut pillowcases so that they're one continuous piece of "yarn", and I think it'd be totally worth it to sew the two long ends of your sheet together and then follow this tutorial: http://laughingpurplegoldfish.blogspot.com/2008/06/no-join-method-of-cutting-fabric-strips.html
That's what I'm going to try with the next one I do. 

And the rug didn't seem to slip around on the kitchen floor, nope, it's pretty heavy.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008 05:23:11 AM »

im inspired!  at a yardsale I got 3 rolls of material for $1.00 .  Its basically a 2 inch stripe of material rolled up into a roll.  I got them thinking I could use it for something.  But ive got 3 rolls, i dont think i could ever use 3 rolls!   
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008 08:48:44 AM »

Now thats a great idea!

I need a nice mat like that for my bathroom, I guess my fella and I wont have any bed sheets to sleep on tonight lol. Grin Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2008 09:49:56 AM »

I like your rugs very much. I had no idea it would take that much material though. Wow.
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008 10:14:47 AM »

I crocheted this rug using two old twin size flat sheets.  It took pretty much all of the blue sheet and a good amount of the yellow sheet.  The finished dimensions are about 20" x 30".  I really like the look and feel of it.  I'm pretty new to crochet, so I started with a basic rectangle, but I want to attempt an oval or circle next. 

This is a picture of it in use in my kitchen, though I'm giving it to my mom and she'll likely put it in front of the vanity in their newly renovated bathroom, where it'll look much nicer:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3142/2718432458_9b30007cc8.jpg[/img]

This is a full shot of it:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2326/2718432576_8e4dafc8ce.jpg[/img]

And a closeup:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/2718432362_9dc703c235.jpg[/img]

Thanks for looking!

what size hook?
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2008 01:32:13 PM »

Lovely!! I love how the print on the blue sheet gives it a heather-y sort of texture.
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