Since finishing the chair I was left with a large pile of cut up jeans. I was not sure what to do with the left overs so I went online to Pinterest and typed in recycled denim. Wow! what a wealth of ideas that gave me.
I quite liked several of the ideas :
But check out the Pinterest page to see what’s there.
I decided that I would just crochet a rug. My younger daughter wanted me to keep the pockets for her as she is planning an advent calendar using a pocket for each day. I think I have sixteen pockets so far and no doubt there will be more.
My first task was to cut up the denim in 1 inch strips.
I will do this when the mood takes me so this project, like the chair, might take me quite some time.
The strips then have to be sewn together.
The long strip then gets rolled into the resemblance of a ball.
The pictures are a bit washed out so the denim doesn’t look very blue.
You then create a chain of the desired length.
It is then just a case of crocheting single crochet until you have the rug length you desire.
Here you can see the size of the crochet hook.
I have six rows so far.
It looks a bit frayed but the whole idea is that it is a rag rug. It is very sturdy. This project may take a while. I think it will look fine when it is finished. Ideal for in the shed!