Friday, 13 December 2013

Knee Rugs

It's been a bit chilly here lately and I usually sit near the fire with a rug over my knees in the evenings - Granny style!

But the rug of choice was an old picnic-type blanket - the tartan type with the fringes - and it was really too big, so I would fold it in four.. and then it was a bit heavy and those **** fringes were very annoying.

So I cut it into four pieces, trimmed off the fringes and crocheted round the edges.  Voila! 4 little knee rugs!

It only took one evening to do three pieces and I just have the fourth to finish.

Edges 2

I used some acrylic DK that I had in my stash and made up the edgings as I went along!

Edges

Do pop over to Natural Suburbia and see what other people have been creating!

7 comments:

Judith said...

What a smart idea! Going to pinch this next winter ... J

Bev C said...

Hello Penny,

What a great idea, the rugs look so lovely.

Happy days.Bev.

Annie said...

What a great idea Penny.
Hugs,
A x

Babajeza said...

Brilliant idea! They look great.

Sharon said...

What a great idea Penny! I have one of those blankets but it has been stolen by one of my dogs for her bed! I do like what you've done around the edges though, very pretty! You're so creative!
Big hugs Sharon in Spain xx

Ginx Craft said...

Very cute. I love tartan.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

It looks perfect for chilly winter evenings :)