Making a new bathroom mat while on the road
I have gotten a lot better at crocheting flat pieces, and using reused fabric as the wool. There is a great tutorial on how to cut continuous strands from a t-shirt here, and this technique can be adapted to tights, jeans, bedsheets, any fabric you would like to reuse!
After one false start, I had a plan and have been knocking out a lot of reused fabric discs in complimentary shades of pink, and white.
Each one only takes a couple of minutes to make as they are so small. When laid flat, they are looking fairly easy to slot together and stitch up.
I think I should be able to stitch them together like so;
Slightly different to the above pattern, my final plan is to stitch them to each other at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock points of the circle. And awaaaaaay we go!
I stitched them lengthways first to create long lines of circles.
After this they will need to be stitched together vertically to complete the rug. The lightning-bolt-style stitches are the vertical ones.
So far, so good!
Previous functional crochet projects and patterns can be found in the links below, if there are any patterns missing feel free to send me an email and I will try to walk you through the recipe any way I can.
Blanket, pillows and necklaces
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