At long last we're back into the crafting, and a crocheted rag rug is in the works! I always find that after a creativity/craft free hiatus, the first thing I always grab is a crochet hook, (in this case a 9mm hook) especially a chunky one that will help me make something fast! So those balls of sheet yarn that I made before Passover and posted about here, have finally come to use. Now the problem is I need some more sheets to continue this rug, as these rugs require really quite a few sheets. This one now measures 75 cm acrosss, and I've already gone through about six twin sheets and two pillowcase! Yes my friends, those last three purple rows (just inside of the two blue rows) used up one entire twin fitted sheet! I guess I'm gonna go see what else I can find in my linen closet......since I'm planning on a rug that measures about 100cm or even 120cm across. If you ever come across king sized comforter covers, those are the perfect size for making yarn and using towards the end of your rug to get at least a few good rows in one color!
Now I should add, that with the exception of the row of solid orange, all the sheets used here were very thin polyester (or something) sheets so this rug is quite a bit lighter than the last one I made with cotton sheets. One word of caution when using a variety of sheets, make sure to rip (or cut) the thicker sheets into much thinner yarn, or it becomes way too difficult to crochet with using the same size hook as with the thinner sheets. This happened to me and I had to tear out part of my work. Not to worry, it was only part of a row.
That's all for now, I'll let you know when the rug is finished, though once it starts to get on the big side it one row around takes forever, so no promises on when I'll make it to the end. Not to discourage you, crocheting rag rugs is a great way to up-cycle old sheets and make a fun machine washable rug for any room!
For some more inspiration take a look at the crocheted rag rug I posted about here, and start telling your friends to save you their old sheets!