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Friday, 10 June 2016

Sheet Yarn Rug

bias cut strips make great sheet yarn
It's #FinishItFriday where I share a project with you that needs to be completed.

The goal of Finish It Friday is to make progress toward finishing UFO's (unfinished objects) by working on it today. 

Perhaps I'll inspire you to pick up your own UFO and make some progress too!

Sheet Yarn Rug 

old quilt covers provide a of fabric for upcycle projects

Back in April our old quilt cover was so well loved and used that the fabric split. Rather then just discard it I put it aside to turn into an upcycle project.


old quilt cover that split due to age is perfect for upcycling

A couple of weeks later I cut the fabric into bias strips. This took a bit more effort then just ripping it into strips but it's worth taking the time to do because bias strips won't fray.

cutting quilt into bias strips

I started to crochet it into a rug when I hit a couple of problems. The motif pattern I selected didn't have enough rounds and every few stitches it seemed there was a new end to join. I wasn't impressed with my attempt to add another round either.

Motif worked in sheet yarn

The project was set aside for a while. There's a definite pattern emerging as to how UFO's get created, something goes wrong and I put it aside. Sometimes a solution presents itself and I'm inspired to re-pick up the project, but as often as not it just sits there.

joining sheet yarn strips I decided that what I really needed to do was stitch all the fabric ends together so my sheet yarn (or quilt yarn I guess) was just one long strip that didn't need to be joined as I crocheted along.

At the start of June I actually picked this project back up and did that stitching! I didn't worry about neatness or proper seams or anything like that, I just overlapped the ends and stitched them.

I alternated the patterned strips with the plain brown strips from the back of the quilt. I'm not sure I would alternate them if I had it to do over again. I think colour blocks may have been more visually interesting. I can try that next time.

Project started

April 2016

Last worked on the project

June 2nd 2016

Still to do:

  • Frog the first failed attempt and then stitch the yarn ends together.
  • Continue crocheting.
  • Take photos.

#FinishItFriday

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Was there progress?

NO. But I did pick up the Tunisian crochet project which the fate of the Broomstick Lace project is dependant upon. I really don't think I would have made any progress at all if I hadn't shared them with you so that's a huge win.

Tunisian crochet sampler

I'm just winging it as I crochet and we'll see how far the remaining yarn will go. I'm not thrilled with the last couple of rows so they might get frogged and done again.

Did I enjoy working on it?

YES (although I worked on a different project) The Tunisian crochet  has been weighing on me for a while and I'll be glad to have it completed.

Will I continue to work on it?

YES, I'm determined to get it finished this winter after failing to finish it last winter.

Verdict: 

 Finish
 Frog
 Throw

Bias Cut Sheet Yarn Rug #FinishItFriday

For the whole story of the making of the rug you can read about my second attempt before I finally settled on the final version.

See previous Finish It Friday projects.

10 comments:

  1. I love calling them UFOs. My whole life is a UFO right now!

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    1. That's how I feel. That's why I had to start Finish It Friday and it's working! I'm actually making progress =D

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  2. One day, I'd like to make a rug. So handy for so many places.

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    1. Making your own rug is very rewarding.

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  3. I kept a HUGE sheet I got for a buck at a yard sale to make a rug - not ufo since I haven't started right? :)

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    1. I think you've just pointed out another craft clutter category. 0_o
      Delusions of crafting? Craft Intentions? I'm gonna craft? I'll have to work on the category title.

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  4. It's great that you're making headway with your UFO's, some things are so easy to put to one side and forget about for weeks. Your Sheet rug's coming on fantastically, I can't wait to see the final product when you're done!

    Thanks for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure.

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    1. I got this one finished, one more project to tick off as done =D

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  5. I have been "learning" crochet for 3 years #cough - I love the sheet converted to yarn:) What a great idea to blog about UFO's - I think I should take that up, maybe I would then finish some!! #Trash2Treasure

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    1. Those UFO's just pile up don't they? I've got to work through them or ditch them. Blogging about is definitely helping to keep me on track.

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