11.10.2011

DIY Week: DIY Rugs

I have had such a great time sharing my new favorite DIY ideas with you this week! 

My newest obsession is DIY rugs. I love them in all colors, shapes, and sizes, but my favorites are ones that are crocheted, round, and large enough to fill up a living room. 

Searching everywhere for a tutorial, I have been greatly disappointed only to find images of ones that people have created, no how-to guide... at least for one like I am wanting to make. 

I've decided that I am going to have to come up with one on my own and post it, so keep your eyes peeled and get excited for a BIG tutorial on how to make a round crocheted rug, Whitney style. :)

Today I wanted to share with you my inspiration board for my future DIY crochet rug. 
Here we go. 

Braided Rag Rug from Pinterest via www.flickr.com 
Big Stitch Alpaca Rugs from Pinterest via www.purlbee.com
Crocheted Rug from Sheets from Pinterest via www.creativejewishmom.com
Doily Rug from Pinterest via www.etsy.com 
Doily Rugs from Pinterest via www.heine.de 
T-Shirt Rugs from Pinterest via www.modishblog.com
And there you have it! I have a whole Pinterest board devoted to my new love for DIY Rugs if you want to check out others that I have found.
Personally, I think that I am leaning towards going with the sheets idea.

Reasons why I think crocheting with sheets is going to work for me:
1. Sheets will give me gobs and gobs of material to work with. Since I am wanting to make a large rug, I am going to need gobs and gobs instead of here a little and there a little.
2. Sheets are SUPER cheap at Goodwill. $1 or $2 will buy a queen sized flat sheet. Name your color.
3. I already have some sheets that I was going to donate to Goodwill. Double bonus points for already having some of the materials.

I can't wait to get started!
I'm going to be honest though. It could be a few weeks before I am able to get the ball rolling and my crochet needle looping, so be patient with me.

P.S. I have BIG news about exciting things that are happening in our life right now. I am chomping at the bits to tell you, but you will have to wait until Sunday when Grace & Gratitude rolls around again.... 

I'm so horrible at keeping secrets.

3 comments:

  1. I love the doily rug, but that is way past my crocheting skills. I think I could manage the sheet crochet rug. I've been wanting to do this for a while. I've done rug hooking, recently with fleece strips which makes the rug very plush and soft. Love that. Is there a link available to find instructions for the crochet rug? It is so cute. I really want to try it. doesn't look too hard - challenging, scary maybe, the first one in your line of pictures.

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  2. I see that there is a link to purchase for the doily rug. Yes, I'm one of those that forgets to pay attention to details. Looks like I won't be trying to make that one anytime soon. Still love it though.

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  3. ok, its been a year and I really want to see your diy rug.

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