A little bit more ScrapHappy

Because I haven’t been writing very often, I have rather a lot of projects to share. I know that I’m likely to finish some more ScrapHappy things before October, so rather than end up with a queue of posts, I thought I’d share this now…

One of the projects at the Crochet Sanctuary last year was a cotton rug in a kit from Hoooked. The company produce yarn from recycled or reused materials, in this case Zpagetti – a “t-shirt yarn” made from selvedges and remnants. So, whilst the yarn was new to me, it was definitely scrappy. I managed to complete about half of the project during the sanctuary weekend, but it was then put to one side and I never got round to finishing it… until now.

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Zpagetti rug

I should note that the kits contain just one colour, but we did some swapsies during the sanctuary, and so I had a ball of dark blue for the edging.

Once the rug was completed, there was a bit of the yarn left over, so I made a doubly scrappy storage basket – perhaps I should use it to store even more scraps.

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A scrappy storage basket

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  1. Nice! Learning to crochet is on my bucket list. I have Inkpot wool and want to make a poncho.

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    • I wish I could teach you…

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    • Excuse me for butting into your conversation – I taught myself this year. I had a couple of books, but the thing that made the difference was Bella Coco on Youtube. Really clear, slow and uncluttered tutorials. It took me a while, and I have had to do A LOT of unpicking, but I chose a modular project (Natures Walk – get the packs from Black Sheep Wools and the (free) pattern from Ravelry I think) The blanket has a variety of patterns, from the really straightforward to slightly more complex, but all are quite simple, and because it’s modular, it’s easy to unpick and redo without being disheartened. I’m loving it so much.

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  2. You can’t get much scrappier than that! Love the rug, and really really love the bowl.

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  3. Double scrappiness! I’ve had a rag rug project in the cupboard for over a year, waiting for me to get on with it, but unfortunately, not scrappy. Never mind, I’m feeling a bit more rug-inspired now, so maybe it’ll make an appearance soon. 5 more squares to finish off Days Gone By… woo hoo!

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  4. The yarn swap was a good idea, because the blue adds a lovely finish to the rug, and the very sweet bowl.

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  5. I can remember people who made braided rag rugs when I was a child. Lots of those oval braided rugs on wooden floors. Your rug is lovely and the little basket could have so many uses!

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  6. I love that bowl. That’s an idea for my next project. Though MrG wants me to make him a cardy, so he can channel Val Doonican 🙂

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  7. I had a phase of making rag rugs a few years ago. Proddy rugs using old sheets and duvet covers on some sacking and some t-shirt yarn I made from holey clothes crocheted then some done on the peg loom which were less successful because the warp threads broke after a while! I decided I had as many rugs as one house needs! I must have a go at a basket with the leftovers – I have made some with wool but not with t-shirt yarn.

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  8. ummmmmmmm many “bowls” for many more scraps….

    of late my scraps are more paper related…actually I need to made some more scraps be a collage or something. As that part of the table is overloaded…and I’m sure there is some green bits down under for the current “garden collage”

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