Isn't it so cool when you've got a homemade rug to walk on? The satisfaction of knowing you made it, that you'll have the rug forever and knowing that it's 100% yours is unbeatable.
Max made an American Braided Rug out of old woolen blankets. I love it but I don't know if I would have the stamina to get one finished myself. I have had a rag-rug on my mind lately...
I had two sheets I bought for a total of $4 from a store in Christchurch, everything there is $2. It's a giant op-shop and it's easy to spend a lot of time there just looking through everything for the 'pearls'. Anyway, the sheets have been turned into a couple of things so far, round puffy cushions an awesome chic Amy and I made. I also used the sheets to make new pillowcases for my tri-pillow after my son was born you'll see the pillow in that post, under another mat-crochet thingee which hasn't been finished yet... oops.
Thanks to Pinterest, I came across a pic of a rag rug made from a cut up sheet. I was inspired and this is where I'm up to so far:
It's made using ripped lengths of the sheet, one inch wide each, and a 9mm crochet hook. The sheet is there in the background.
I'm joining the lengths by making a 1cm cut in the end of the strip when I get up to it and folding about 3 inches of the start of a new strip though the hole. I hope the pic above is enough to show you how it looks. The whole rug is about 1cm thick and going to be awesome.
It's quiet tricky to crochet and I get a bit of RSI in my hands after a while. But it grows quickly and I can't wait until it's finished!