Monday, January 2, 2012

New project

Here's a fun new project I decided to try my hand at.  Crocheting rag rugs!  I've found cotton sheets at Goodwill, a beautiful cotton gown at a garage sale,  and old clothes of ours.  The process of ripping the fabric is quite fun, and a sheet produces a really nice sized ball of fabric to work with.  Here is my first attempt.
It took less than 30 seconds for Fluffy to come and see what I was up to.  There was no way I was going to get her off, either!  This first attempt is kind of "wonky".  I used mainly clothing, resulting in the wide array of colors and patterns.  I also made too many stitches which resulted in the kind of ruffly affect you see on the edge.  It was a fun project and I do like the finished product even if it is kinda wonky!!
This is my second try.  It is turning out a little better than the first.  The center is a small bit of blue from a shirt and all the rest is sheets that I got at Goodwill.  I use 100% cotton.  The bit with red is a lovely beige with  a red paisley print-- I really like it.  I will finish the ball of beige that you see I am currently stitching and then carry on with the red again.  I will post photos when I've completed this one.  We will see which kitty lays on it first!
Just wanted you to see what I've been up to.  The need to create stuff just has to be released somehow!


  1. Good job, Annie! Fluffy looks so cute on your newly crocheted rag rug. The colors/patterns look nice together. Can't wait to see the 2nd one.

  2. WOW! I like this! I'm thinking it would look good to sandwich two circles between some fiberfill for dining table chair pads -- with a matching runner! Or using as a background for a shadow box with pictures or other memorabilia on top. Fluffy on top is the perfect finish!