Crocheted Rag Rug
(Photo from Flickr Group linked below...NOT mine)
I spent all day yesterday on a new crafty endeavor. First, I hit several thrift stores, Goodwill, Big Lots, etc., searching for cheap cotton sheets to use for this project, and then about 8 hours preparing and ripping and rolling the sheets you see above. Make no mistake...this takes hours upon hours. It isn't as quick as you'd think just to get prepared to do the actual crocheting, but if you go in with the mindset that this is part of the whole process and is to be enjoyed just as much as the rest, it'll help.
I didn't find the colors I wanted, but I was looking for cheap sheets to use for my first project. If you have lots of money to blow on sheets, you can be more picky about your colors, which I may do later if it's something I really enjoy.
I got my information and inspiration in the link provided in THIS BLOG ENTRY.
See lots of beautiful crocheted rag rugs HERE in the Rag Rug Flickr Group Photos.
I've nearly finished my first panel of the Sweetheart Afghan. I really wish the pretty teal color of this yarn would show up in photos. Instead it just looks like a medium blue. (It's Caron One Pounders in Ocean.) As I mentioned when I first wrote about this afghan, I'm taking my time and crocheting on this between other things I'm doing. This one won out over the pink & white snowflake squares this time. I also have another doily in-progress.