My jean rag rug is finally completed and sitting prettily in our bedroom. Waking up and stepping out of bed onto the nice warm rug is much better than stepping directly onto the beautiful but cold hardwood floor. The rug is nice and thick, so it is also a favorite for sleeping kitties.
I love the thickness and sturdiness of this rug. It feels like an heirloom already; it is beautiful to look at and it is good and strong. One of the nice things about using old jeans is that they are so durable that I can imagine the rug will be around for many years. The other nice thing about using old jeans is that the materials that went into my rug would have probably ended up in a landfill, but instead have been used to create something wonderful, warm, and will be appreciated for decades to come.
All told, the rug probably took about 15 hours and 7 pairs of jeans to complete. Part of that time though was spent teaching myself to crochet, and it took me a while to get the hang of it enough that I could do it without thinking about each step.
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