It’s an attempt to get rid of the massive yarn stash I’ve developed over the past several months. I got the idea from my friend Meghan, who has been teaching me the art of lefty-crocheting without patterns.
The instructions for this ugly, yet functional crocheted mat are simple:
1) Grab four skeins from your stash.
2) Slipknot the ends of the four skeins.
3) using a P-hook, wrap your multi-stranded yarn around and single-stitch in a giant rectangle.
4) Run out of yarn? Tie another on.
I think in the end it’s going to create a very sturdy rug that will be able to withstand some nasty, dirty feet outside my apartment. It reminds me a lot of the rag rugs you can buy at Wal-Mart for like a dollar or something, but this gives me something to do while watching my Netflix.
So what if it’s ugly? I mean, really, if I wanted to make it cute and pretty I guess I could use coordinating colors from my stash. But this suits me just fine.
And in case you thought i couldn’t make pretty things, I did make this scarf last night and this morning: