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« on: August 24, 2005 04:12:42 PM »

I spiral cut my old socks (most were former hiking socks beyond mending) into long strips and crocheted them into a sturdy rug for the back entrance.  I actually made the rug a few years ago when my "waste not, want not" upbringing challenged me to do something with my holey socks and I needed a rug.
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2005 04:36:14 PM »

socks, heh.

cute.
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2005 11:38:55 AM »

annalou,
very cool!  i have been stockpiling old t-shirts to do something similar.  I am going to kool-aid dye them and make it into a bath mat.  Would you mind posting a tutorial? thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2005 07:25:46 PM »

How appropriate!  Very nice...
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2005 08:42:37 PM »

neat idea, i just throw away my old socks (feels like a waster, lol)
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2005 07:42:45 PM »

annalou,
very cool!  i have been stockpiling old t-shirts to do something similar.  I am going to kool-aid dye them and make it into a bath mat.  Would you mind posting a tutorial? thanks!

A tutorial on the cutting up into strips or on the crocheting of the rug?
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2005 08:57:06 PM »

the rug, please!
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2005 10:36:41 PM »

I have a whole drawer of mismatched and odd-lengthed socks.  I just thought eventually we'd have a lot of sock puppets.
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2005 02:25:18 PM »

The danger is using the old socks is that (at least for me) once people find out you use an item, they'll want to give you theirs.  So, I had many offers of old, but clean socks after making the rug.  (Side note:  the socks also function well as dust rags)
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2005 10:42:31 AM »

good idea! i just threw out my dh's mismatched athletic socks!!!ARGHH! i wonder if he has dumped his wastebasket yet?

i made a rug like that with strips of fabric. for those that want to know how look up how to make an amish knot rug. it's real easy.

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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2005 08:04:21 PM »


A tutorial on the cutting up into strips or on the crocheting of the rug?

Both would be nice! How do you keep the socks from unravelling? And what size hook do you use?

With 4 kids, I have no end of holey/lost mate socks at my disposal...  Smiley
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