So you may be thinking, “What is a scrap rug.” Well the answer is within the title itself. Basically a rug made out of scrap yarn. Read more to find out what I’ve done with the bits of scrap yarn I’ve had left over from other projects.
So you may be thinking, “What is a scrap rug.” Well the answer is within the title itself. Basically a rug made out of scrap yarn. I make a lot of items and sometimes I don’t use all the yarn so I have a bit left over. I always hurts to throw out yarn but I couldn’t see myself using it in the future. I wasn’t one of those makers who could make a usable item with more then one color of yarn. A huge part of the reason why was because I hated weaving (sewing) in ends.
I just thought that there was no benefit of keeping the bits of yarn. Until I came upon a pin on pinterest that explained on how to knit a log cabin pattern. The pattern was for a blanket (which I knew I would never use) but I had been in the market for a new rug so I decided to make a rug Instead. Since it was a bit tricky to knit so I held off on it for a long time. During that period I taught myself how to crochet (via youtube) and I was surprise how quickly crochet items worked up. Light bulb! I decide to crochet my rug instead of knitting it. It works out better for me because I won’t have to slip off the stitches onto holders all the time. And it will be easier for me to pick stitches. I plan work on this glorious rug in between projects. So keep an eye out for future post.
To wrap it all up:
- Didn’t like throwing away yarn
- Tile bedroom = cold floor
- I always wanted a rug
- Something for me to remember everything I’ve made
- An achievement that I can look at all the time
- A new challenge
- Just learned to crochet
- Been wanting to tried the Log cabin pattern
- Keep adding to as the years go by
- Just a fun thing to do
Tip: I keep all my scraps in a glass jar that I got from the dollar store
Thanks for reading!
I’ll try to keep progress pictures on here. (Also I think I might want it to be a blanket now. Like a picnic outdoors blanket.)
Last updated: 4/01/17