Today, I spent time cutting strips of blue jean for my newest project, a crocheted jean rag rug. I have been working on this for about a week, and already it is turning out wonderfully. I was originally going to make a braided rug, but as I surfed for information I found that this was also a traditional way to make rugs, and it seemed easier as it cut out the step of sewing the braids together. It looks very similar to a braided rug, and I’m not sure if I would have noticed the difference before.
I possibly should have started with an easier way to learn how to crochet, but I think that I am doing it right. Fortunately, the jean scraps are very forgiving, so any mistakes are not noticeable.
Cutting the strips has been a much bigger chore than I thought it was going to be, because jean is thick so my arm tires of cutting after awhile. You can see in the picture the big pile of jean scrap balls that I have put together so far. I had been cutting as needed, but I am going away for a four-day knitting retreat next weekend with a bunch of women, so I wanted to have all the strips ready to bring with me. I am really looking forward to taking it with me and working on it (and my many other projects) while gathered around with other women and gabbing.