I started a new crochet project from last night. As you can see, it's still a work in progress, but I'm hoping to finish this into a kichen mat, sometime during this week.
It started out like this, using the largest crochet hook that I own. Working in round (oval) and increasing the number of stitches randomly (but symmetrically) on both sides.
Instead of using regular yarns, I'm using (handcut) fabric strip yarns, made out of these...
old sheets and pillow cases...
and used (kids') clothings...
For example, the above pair of kids' pants will look like this after being cut into strips and wind up into a (yarn) ball.
Here are the images of the crocheted kitchen mats that I've made in the past. I use these mats everyday in our kitchen.
I like these repurposed/recycled mats because they can be machine washed and dried, and they're pretty comfy to put our feet on. And most of all, they just make me feel great about the fact that I made use of old sheets and clothings that are otherwise donated (or worse, thrown away)!
Call me a penny pinching "fru-GAL", and I'll take it as a compliment :P Ha ha!
I will post the finished mat as soon as it's done.
Hope you have a good week!