A couple of winters back when we moved into a new flat, the kitchen floor was extremely cold since it was tiled. The doormats we had did not cover the area I wanted covered especially near the sink where it invariably gets wet. I wanted a long wide strip a couple of feet in length. I was desperate for a solution. Voila ! Why not I crochet my own doormats I thought.
Conventional yarn was no good choice for this. My hunt began for a suitable material that would be water resistant. On one of my shopping trips, my eye caught this rope in the DIY shelves. I examined it for its suitability for crocheting. I had earlier tried crocheting with the plastic twisted clotheslines …and gave up miserably after buying a few bundles confidently thinking it would work fine 😦 Once bitten twice wiser now, I ensured it wasn’t a wasteful investment. Financial risks once evaluated, and confirming the suitability, I bought my ropes and started to crochet the moment I reached home !!! It took me a couple of hours to finish one but I must say I loved the feel on my feet standing in the kitchen and doing my worst chore – doing dishes 😦
What kind of a rope is it ? This one below .
I know what you are thinking of me already !! But I will give you that freedom and right of course 🙂
Here, have a look at these below. We have since moved from that house and so have these ! They occupy a pride of place now …. in the bedrooms, dining room and lounge !
The strip above has been lying incomplete for months now for want of rope ! I got a new purple colour last week, and I plan to finish this soon with a purple edging. This purple one.
These doormats have lasted me more than 3 years and are easily washable and are light weight. You can do any pattern, but I chose to do a granny rectangle so it is easy to dust stuff off the holes.
I will be delighted to know what you think of them.