Grey hue mat.
Inspired by this gorgeous upcycled t-shirt crochet mat, I quickly came to realize that I am too impatient to stockpile unwanted t-shirts in sufficient quantities, and I'm also far too lazy to cut those suckers up into strips, so, on a recent trip to Spotlight for something else entirely, I found a few balls of polyester yarn in the sale bins. BOOM! So it's out with the tired, paint-splattered rectangular mat that hung out in the kitchen and in with this soft, springy circular mat.
In my eagerness to start, I forgot to take a photo of the yarn before opening the packets, so here are the slugs post-project:
I spent a few hours over the weekend working up the mat in single crochet stitches using a 12mm hook. The stitches look quite dense and uneven in this close-up, I figure they will relax a little over time with my rather fetching frame standing on it (ha!).
|I like big hooks and I cannot lie|
Joining up with Leonie for Show and Tell this week.
Degree of difficulty: Easy-oso
Time taken: 12 hours
Result: The yarn I used was only available in the three colours I purchased, but I'm thinking a white mat with vibrant, coloured rings would look amazing on a bare polished floor - just not on my kitchen floor, 'cos that would be just asking for someone to drop a whole bowl of spaghetti all over it.