Stash Busting

It is February and we still have a Christmas rug in front of the stove.

Time to change.

In an effort to work only with stash yarn (and hopefully use up a lot in 2016), I have made a kitchen rug!

Inspired by Lion Brand’s Step Lively Rug, I searched my stash for cotton yarn. A few months back, our local A.C. Moore had its grand opening and I scored 10 skeins of free Premier Home Cotton yarn.  I had picked Christmas colors thinking I would make Attic 24’s Christmas wreath (I never did), so I had cream, red, blue and green to use.


This rug reminds me of rag rugs I used to see growing up in the 70’s.


I used 8 skeins, making this entire project less than $10.00 (for me, only the cost of the rug pad, as I got the yarn for free).

I attached a rug pad to the back using a simple stitch.  This will allow me to cut the stitch, remove the pad and be able to wash the rug when necessary.


For barely any money, a nice change to the kitchen!

Happy Crocheting!

Find me on Ravelry: MrsMcD918

Linking to: USS Crafty, Creative Jewish Mom (Housebound Hat featured on this blog!), The Crafting Nook, Sew Can Do, HOHD

6 thoughts on “Stash Busting

    • MrsMcD918 says:

      Thank you! I have to say it may not work out using the rug in the kitchen. Unless I can figure out a way to keep the corners from folding up…don’t want anyone to trip!
      Love your blog!


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