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« on: January 07, 2008 08:56:57 PM »

As I was knitting a bag out of plastic bags cut into strips, I thought "What else can I cut up and knit and/or crochet?" I replied to myself "fabric!" "Ah, yes, Self, but what can I make out of the fabric?" "Rugs!!"

And so I did. 

this is ugly green, blue and orange gingham and orange and green flower patterned fabric that i got a for a few cents from the walmart scrap fabric pile a few years ago. I have TONS of scrap fabric, and I wanted to get rid of it so i was thinking of just taking it to goodwill, but now I have something so much better to do with it.

I cut the fabric into 1/2 to 1 inch strips and crocheted in a circular pattern.  It took about 5 hours to do a small bathroom rug; i absolutely loved doing it, and I've decided everyone is getting a rug next year for Christmas!

Fun and run should never be in the same sentence, that's like saying, "look at my humour tumour!"
-Ardal O'Hanlon
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008 09:03:36 PM »

Can I be on your Christmas list?  This looks totally crazy, I love it!  How easy/difficult was it to crochet with fabric strips?  What size hook did you use?

« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008 09:12:58 PM »

I used a size J, and I thought a larger hook would work better, but this made it really tight and stiff and more "rug-like" to me, but it wasnt too easy.  My hand is still a bit sore...

Fun and run should never be in the same sentence, that's like saying, "look at my humour tumour!"
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008 07:47:56 AM »

Awesome. I was thinking that I need new rugs for my kitty's boxes and this would be a good way to use something that I already have. Thanks so much for posting.

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