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Monday, February 4, 2013

A Crocheted Rug

Hello my friends!
I hope your week has started off well.
Mine has, I've talked to all of my kids on the phone in the last four days and I am feeling much better physically... God is GOOD!

I have two very talented granddaughters.
The older one paints beautifully and loves to write.
The younger one loves to work with her hands.
I have recently been challenged by her to try my hand at knitting and crocheting.
Little Miss B. taught herself to do both, by watching tutorials and with help from friends.
I have tried in years gone by, to no avail,
until last week.
As I mentioned in my last post, I had a cold and was laying around, and like many of you, I find it very hard to simply do nothing.
I had recently found this pattern on Pinterest and had purchased a large hook and some fabric for it before I fell sick.
So, while getting better, I crocheted a rug!

Okay, it's not perfect, remember it's my first attempt.
But it's a bright splash of colour on my cork floor and I'm loving it!

It's very soft underfoot.

I used about 2 metres of fabric and a metre of an old thrifted sheet that I had bought a long time ago. I already had the turquoise fabric. 
By the time I'm done it will have only cost me about $6.00, pretty thrifty, wouldn't you say?

I ran out of red fabric before I finished, I still have about 18 inches more that I need to do on one side. 

Are you working on a new project?
Are you trying anything new these days?
I would love to hear about it.
Thank you once again for your wonderful comments, I appreciate them tremendously!

Hugs, Cindy

I'm joining Nita at Mod Mix Monday and The Dedicated House's Make it Pretty Monday!

Little Miss B is the one who gave me the t-towel that she had stitched the canisters onto, that is hanging on my stove in this photo. She told me "Now Grandma, this is for looking at, not for using!" 
Don't kids say the funniest things?


Rebecca said...

I really like your cork floors. And the rug is sweet. I love what your granddaughter said. How precious.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy, I am one of your new readers and also followers. I think your rug looks so pretty and I love the splash of color. I learned to knit maybe about 4 or so years ago. I tried to teach myself a few times and each time gave up in frustration but with the help of a friend who guided me I was able to learn finally and although I have much to learn still I can knit at an intermediate level, I practiced until I was feeling comfortable. I too have grandkids and it is wonderful to be part of their lives and watch them grow. I will be re-visiting your blog so I can see what else you have to write about. Happy Monday.

Shabby soul said...

Yes darling, kids are always fatastic, and sometimes so wise!
I love your first crochet, and I like you used fabric pieces.
I had an uncle who used old pantyhose pieces to do the same. Adore!
Hugs my sweet friend

Gail said...

You did a great job Cindy! I love your rug. I just picked up my crochet hook last weekend. I'm making an afghan. I forgot how relaxing crocheting can be. Looking forward to seeing all your crochet goodies. Your granddaughter sounds like my grandsons....they say the cutest things! Hope you have a Blessed week. Hugs, Gail


Your kitchen is so cute and warm. I love the corck floor,I've never seen any before! You did a lovely job with the little rug and the colors are so sweet too. Enjoy your week.

FABBY'S LIVING said... also have the cutest grandgirl and I also loved what she cute!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Oh, I love it and the colors are so bright and cheerful!

Joyful said...

The rug looks great. I am busy using up all my cotton yarn stash making knitted dishcloths. I usually only make them when I need them but want to clear out some of my craft items. I recently came across another blog that had a crocheted t-shirt rug much like yours. I then got inspired to try and make one. I've got some t-shirts and other things I was going to bag up and give away but perhaps I will cut them and make my yarn instead. We'll see, lol as I do like crocheting too.

By the way, I love your kitchen. I've been thinking about a new floor in my kitchen and have long admired cork. I was worried about possible scratches to it if for example the appliances needed to be pulled out. Have you had any problems?

poppilinnstudios said...

I love your pretty rug, Cindy. The colors are so cheery.
I never thought to crochet a rug-maybe I'll try that too.
The stitch you asked about looks like a double crochet according to my little guide! What are you making next?
Take care.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Your rug is perfect! What a wonderful combination of colors. I'm sorry to hear you were ill and I'm so glad you are feeling better. Fingers crossed you will stay that way. Take care of yourself ~ Ann

Millie said...

Hi Cindy
I love those childrens sayings! I always feel we should write them down. The lttle rug is very colorful.

Ginger Zuck said...

Good for you, I love it. I think you did great for your first time, who am I to judge??!!LOL, lord, I'd hate to see my attempt. It would not be post worthy for sure.

RicKaren said...

I am really loving the torquoise and red! Your rug looks great and I really like your cork floors, too! I remember the towel your grand-daughter made you--it's sooo cute!

The Zeigler Homestead said...

That turned out really good. I wouldn't have known you were a beginner. I've gotten into the crocheting thing myself just since Christmas and have made several things already. It is enjoyable. ~Susie~

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Oh, your little rug looks great! Love the bright colors you've used and you've done a very good job. I have one of those huge hooks and have always thought of making a rug but just have never tackled one yet!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

That is so cute. I like to crochet and have been thinking about trying to crochet one of those huge doily rugs. Your's is inspiring.

Pondside said...

I'm going to have to give that a try - it is so cute!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Your rug looks fantastic. I love it.
I do rag rug crochet (with strips of fabric) I'm curious where you bought your fabric? did you strip it yourself?
It is time consuming. I thought about going that route and putting the rugs in my shop. I had 2 in there last year, neither of them sold.
However...they weren't VIBRANT COLORS LIKE YOURS!
For your first time to crochet... I must say- WOW!
~great job and I'm so glad your better, Pat

oldthings said...

Dear Cindy ,
Your first attempt is very nice !!
I make much of them but in different way ,because I don't know to crochet very well. Your's is bright and happy !Go on !!!

Anne said...

so sweet! and I LOVE that kitchen!!


Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Great job for your first try! I would love to make a rug but I don't trust myself. :)

Cottage and Broome said...

Wow, that came our great, a wonderful punch of color on your floor. It is good to challenge your self to learn something new. Nice to have such talented granddaughter too! Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Robin said...

Oh Cindy! You did an amamzing job. You are amazing. I know we have been talking about before but your skill at this has blown me away. What a wonderful way to give your floors a pop of color.

LOL. I had to laugh at your granddaughters words. That is a phrase I use with my kids all the time. Seems funny to hear it coming from a child. It seems she is a very talented young lady! It must but wonderful to watch where her creativity will lead her.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I think that turned out wonderfully, Cindy! It's great to try something new!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cindy,
I love your little rug! and of course I adore the colors. You did a great job (high five).
I have been catching up with you day and have read all your posts for 2013 now. You have been a busy girl.Your home looks wonderful and really reflects your love for your home and family.
I am sorry I have not been around for a while, so much has been going on with the family, things are slowing down now.
I have missed you. Have a sweet day. Sending love, Elizabeth

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

Well first of all....I LOVE your granddaughters and so inspiring to hear about them! Secondly, I love and am impressed with your project! I love these rag rugs and think it is so cool they can b made by repurposing old sheets! :)

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Wow! That is your first attempt! That is amazing Cindy! I am comopletely envious! Beautiful! Angie xo

Betty said...

Great job Cindy! Really cheerful and fits in well with your colour theme through your home.
Lovely to read about your granddaughter. She did well with her embroidery. You wouldn't really want to use it:)
Hope you are feeling fit and well.
Have a happy day!

Rhonda said...

Good morning Cindy, That is so sweet that your grand daughter is embroidering. I like her line about it is for looking at and not using.

Ana said...

Really? It's you first time crocheting? Well, I think you did great on your first crochet project. Love the bright happy colors. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.


Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I bet that rug feels so soft to stand on! So bright and happy. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Would love it if you would share this post at the Make it Pretty Monday party which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

My Cottage Diary said...

Your rug looks wonderful, Cindy! I would think using such a large hook, etc., would be difficult and a bit awkward, especially for your first project. You did great! (I've never used that large a hook.) I think you have a darling kitchen, and your granddaughters are very talented! Blessings! Bess

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

C.U.T.E!!!! Love it!