Friday, October 31, 2008

Frugal Crochet

I am neither crafty nor creative. My mom selfishly did not pass down those sort of genetics down the ole family tree (to me anyway). The bro' stole them all and is a talented musician.

Anyway, there are a very few creative diversions that I would even care to do, much less have any sort of creative energy to do them. But now that I am a stay-at-home-mom, I have been feeling the itch to be creative in some way besides cooking.

Enter my creative (and patient) friend Marie. Last week she re-taught me to crochet! This is my first attmept at crocheting with the larger hook and at anything other than a scarf, so don't laugh too hard:)

The frugal part of all this? I have read you can use old t-shirts to do this! What a great way to repurpose something that has been hanging around using up your closet space. This rug was made from old fabric that Marie's relative cut into long strips and sewed together.

The finished product!

Here are some links to tutorials and pics and such if you are interested in learning more!

~Crazy Mom Quilts
~Dances with Wools

There are lots more, those are just some to get you looking!

Here is M, enjoying the fruits of my labors. Apparently it is a great place to snuggle:)
We are still in N. Carolina, so the beautiful blue carpet isn't ours, sadly:)


Mom2fur said...

Oh, cool! I think you did a great job, and the baby seems to agree. I love to crochet, myself. I don't do 'fancy' like some people. My favorite thing to do is dish cloths. Those are super easy and a great way to learn new stitches. I use "Sugar and Cream" yarn, but since t-shirts are cotton, I bet those would work, too. I think I'll have to give that a try.

AllyJo said...

Ohhh...she's getting so big.

I have been reading up on braiding rugs for about a month now, building up the courage to try and I have also been thinking about crocheting them too. I'll check out those links. I like your rug. You did a good job. I need a couple. I would rather make them, than go out and buy them.