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« on: April 03, 2010 02:14:34 PM »

It's finally finished.  It weighs 11 pounds and measures 63 1/4 inches across.  It took 18 days from start to finish.  I've never made a rug this large before.

Here's the story.  Our local historical society has an education program where they teach grade school children about their heritage.  We live in a farming community, so the kids learn about farming and homesteading.  In May they will start the new curriculum. This year's program is about clothing and textiles.  This rug will be part of that program, where they will learn that when their clothing wears out, it still has some other use. 

The rug is 100% cotton fabrics.  About half the fabric was donated by the members of the society, and I donated the rest from my massive stash.

So, here's my rug.  The first picture is the entire rug, in all it's glory. 



Some in progress shots.  About half way through:


My nimble knuckles:


With the tape measure across it.



And the best close-up I could get.


I'm hoping to present it at their Farm Festival on April 10.



Thanks for all of the encouragement from everybody.  I couldn't have done it without my Craftster friends.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2010 02:19:55 PM »

Congratulations on finishing the project. Your arms must be very well toned by now Smiley.
It looks really great I'm sure all the children will be asking their mums for rugs made out of their old clothes.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010 02:30:02 PM »

Wow, well done Pinokeeo! It's magnificent!
Also kudos for getting it done so fast! You must have had a lot of encouragement Cheesy

 
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2010 02:33:26 PM »

Thanks stellou and thingsivemade.  I'm very proud of this accomplishment.

And my shoulders are ready for a well deserved break right now.

And, yes, I had lots of encouragement.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2010 02:35:02 PM »

Whoa that's great! I saw that in your signature and didn't realize it was crocheted. How did you work the increases? It looks nice and round, which I know is hard to do!
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2010 02:35:41 PM »

Very nice job!! 18 days is pretty quick for something that size.  I may see if I can figure out this technique and teach my stepdaughter to do it, and make a small rug for her room
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2010 02:41:06 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2010 02:44:22 PM »

Phyllis!!
my god! it looks great! I didn't know you were going in a round,so you had to actually count and think as well as crochet! I loved watching your progress %s on your sig, I can't believe it only took 18 days! I've been working for months on a rectangle(for those of you who don't crochet, much easier than the circle pinokeeo did) for dd's room for months.
Tell gammykatie to take pics of you presenting it, I'd love to see the look on their faces!

What all diferent types of clothing went into this?
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2010 02:54:33 PM »

That is awesome. I bow before your devotion.
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2010 03:08:40 PM »

It looks great. I love rugs like that. My parents used to make braided rugs from old wool clothing but nothing from cottons. I love that i's scrappy and big and looks like it would be comfy on the feet.
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