This rug is made out of the worst yarn I have ever held between my two fingers. The yarn was on sale at a ridiculously low price and the colours were so cute I bought six balls. I was thinking of a cute hat I could make or a baby blanket, but once I started working with it, I realized that it was crap … and it was taking up a considerable chunk of space in my yarn box (I’m only allowed to have one yarn box (no clutter policy)).
What could I do with the unspeakable crap?
So, I got the idea to make a rug out of it. A lady I knew when I was in high school who used to gather crappy yarn and make the most beautiful rugs. She made one that looked like a sunflower and another one that looked like a watermelon slice. Granted, this is not like that. You have to have a lot more yarn to do what that knit-witch used to do. But I needed a little rug for my two piece bathroom, so here it is.
Here’s what you do to make a rug. First, chain it. Chain all of it. The yarn I used and other useless yarn is too thin to be a rug unless you chain it. When you’re done chaining it, get a BIG crochet hook. I used a 6mm for the chain and a 9mm for the rug, but I have made rugs with hooks as big as 11mm. Then with your BIG crochet hook – make a rug.
I’m sorry. I know that’s not particularly descriptive, but the reason I crochet rather than knit is because I can’t be bothered to follow a set of instructions. I like crochet because it’s all about lying your face off. You can really just make it up as you go and it will probably turn out all right.
Recently I got a DIY craft feed on my phone and there are a lot of cute DIY projects that people post. The only problem with them is that you have to go to the store and buy A, B, C, D, E, F, G and I’m like, “Why would I wanna do that?” What I want to do is have supplies A, Y, H, W, B … sit there for a while and then LIGHT BULB – I am inspired! I’m gonna do <fill in blank> and it’s going to be awesome!
It’s great when it works out that way. If feel like it did with my little rug. Well, I may do another post about it after I run it through the washer. Eek!