This rug has so many happy memories crocheted into it. Two of my favourite turquoise tops and one of Christiaan’s favourites (my pink empire t-shirt with lace trim); some t-yarn left over from when I made the boys’ Round Rag Rug; a green dress Anmarie gave me 4 years ago that does not, and never again will, fit me…
I love preserving memories in this way. I am also amassing a truckload of 10cm squares cut out of soiled, torn, washed-/worn-out, old clothes. I plan to make a memory quilt with bits of the boys’ old clothes. I love the idea that I will be able to sit under it and remember all the special times when they wore each item. Makes much more sense than keeping everything in the attic to rot. Of course I have given LOADS of stuff away on freecycle or to the charity shop, but some things are too special (or too trashed, haha).
This rug is done in single crochet.
A quick How-To:
Make some t-yarn. Click HERE if you don’t know how.
With a 1 cm (or 1.5 cm) hook:
Chain as many as you want. (This one is 45 initial ch st’s.) Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and every subsequent ch. Ch 1 and turn.
*Sc in each st accross. Ch 1 and turn.* Repeat ad infinitum. When you have made it as long as you want (or you run out of yarn), sc all the way around. Work *sc,ch,sc* in each corner st.
I am thinking of putting mine in front of my kitchen sink. And yes, it is wonky, but that’s the nature of the beast.