Months ago, I told you about the cotton rug I had started braiding, then pulled apart and restarted with crochet. Shortly after that post, I ran out of colored sheets to use for “yarn” and was left with only neutrals. I wasn’t happy with how the colors were working out, since the center was mostly blues and greens, and the outer rings were going to end up being all white or nearly white. So it sat on the floor of our bedroom for months, being a bit too small, and still attached to the ball of the white-ish sheet I had been using.
Finally, this past weekend, I undid the last three colors, all the way back to the blue paisley ring. Starting with one of my neutrals, I crocheted that until it was almost gone, then did a ring of blue/green/yellow plaid, followed by my second neutral. To finish it, I did one ring of green gingham.
I’m much happier with this color layout, and the rug finished at just over 3′ x 2′, which is a decent size for the patch of bare floor in our bedroom.
If I could only find a cheaper source for sheets, I would make a gigantic crochet rug like this for our living room. Alas, the best I’ve been able to find is the occasional $5 sheet at the Goodwill near me (and usually they’re closer to $10 each). I have a hard time spending $10 for a sheet I’m just going to rip up… any other ideas for sources of cheap cotton?