The red rug

by Carol Browne on January 10, 2010 · 6 comments

in Crafts, Photos

After making the little gold and yellow mat for the cabinet in the dining room, I decided to make a round red rug for the front entrance. I decided to throw away the worn out mat I paid $1.99 at Army & Navy about 3 years ago. I know! $1.99 for a little rug you wipe your feet on. Amazing. It’s like shopping in the Wild West over at A&N. I think you can find penny candy there, too.

I’m freestyle crocheting this rug. I’ve been ripping up all the dark red fabric I have in my stash. I did it this afternoon during a perfect movie for making noisy ripping sounds – a surprisingly disappointing Public Enemies. Oof. Sadly the dialogue¬†was so terrible and corny, the rrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiip of the fabric was a welcome relief. And the ending? P.U. – that was the cornball icing on the cheeseball movie. But, if you enjoy a lot of tommy gun fire, I definitely recommend it. And the ripping of the fabric really didn’t take away from the rounds of shots.

After all the ripping, I connected the fabric pieces together and just started single crocheting in a round. I used the same technique I learned a few years ago at a crochet course I took. The instructor kept telling us to “put the crochet hook where it wants to go.” Very Zen instructions. Eventually it will be a great big circle. Right now it’s not a very big circle, but it will be once I get back to it. I think I’ll add a black border to finish it off.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cathy L January 11, 2010 at 12:07 am


2 Cynthia January 11, 2010 at 8:40 am

Oooh very cool! I can’t wait to see the finished mat!

3 Stacey Ball January 11, 2010 at 8:42 am

Ahh man, I seriously want a big one of these for the babies room!

4 Denise January 11, 2010 at 12:55 pm

I love it! It’s looking very nice!

And thanks for the info about that movie. I’ll be sure NOT to watch it!

5 Carol Browne January 11, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Thanks, guys. I’ll keep working on it! And Stacey, did you say babIES? W00T! Stacey’s having more than one baby! Ha!

No problem, Denise – I’ll keep up the crochet-friendly movie reviews.

6 Leah January 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Congradulations Stacey!
That is a gorgeous mat, Carol. I admire all your hard work, cutting your own rug.

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