Saturday, 5 July 2014

The crochet bath mat!

On the spur of the moment I decided to crochet a bath mat, I had been thinking of it for some time but not sure I could do it.
I found somewhere on the www with the idea of taking a bed sheet cutting off the corners and then making a 1" slit ripping the fabric to the next corner, cutting round the corner and the ripping to the next corner etc etc.. this making a huge pile of about 1 to 11/4 inch fabric all in one continuous length.
A trip to the local Red Cross Charity shop and I bought a pretty turquoise and pink curtain 58 x 72 inches for £3. It seemed a shame to cut it up but once I started the ripping process it was great fun and I ended with a VERY long piece of fabric which I wound into a ball.
Using a number 15mm crochet hook, [about the size of a finger!] I cast on a chain of 24 stitches, which turned out to be only 23 when I counted them on the next row.. hey ho!
With Wimbledon tennis semi-finals on the TV I managed to get started and now I'm really enjoying making my bath mat.
The curtain being ripped up!

A few rows of crochet.
Enough for one foot? in the bathroom.


quiltergirl424 said...

What a brilliant idea..

Christa said...

How do you have the energy and find the time. Love your projects! Can't wait to see the finished mat. If you find it slippery when you have it done ... I somewhere read that somebody used puff paint (? - for tshirts) to put on bottom of socks (dots) to turn them into more like slippers.

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