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Clothesline DIY Rug

By: Joanne L. from craftpassion.com
Clothesline DIY Rug

So maybe you don't use it to dry your clothes anymore, but your old clothesline can still welcome you home as part of this Clothesline DIY Rug, which fans of DIY home decor will recognize as a great way to make a house a home. These easy knitting instructions show you how to make a rug from clothesline using a simple garter stitch. If you're looking for craft ideas for home decor, give this simple, functional floor mat pattern a try. Because it's made of clothesline, this rug is durable as well as elegant.

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Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

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I love the look of this rug and I suspect clothesline will be both durable and washable. I can't wait to try this. If it goes well, I am going to try adjusting the size as well because I have a spot that I need a rug of an unusual size. This may be the answer - knit it myself!

Thinking I'd clean this the same way as my store-bought braided rugs - take it outside - sprinkle a little dish or laundry soap, and spray it down? We have HOT summers, so hanging it on the clothes-line would do it up good. Just have to turn it over now and then. I'm loving this.

A really nice looking rug. Love the chunkiness. Rugs are always such an easy way to change the look of a room and I love to switch rugs around for a fresh look. You could also easily use fabric yarn to make a rug like this. I often buy inexpensive fabrics and then cut it into one continuous strip (there are lots of how tos for this online) to make my own fabric yarn. I find slightly stretchy fabrics make better yarn but I do also use cottons, etc, depending on what I am making.

I am forever dropping wet laundry when I go to put it in the dryer, so this might be good to put there, although it looks good enough to put in a more prominent place. It looks as if it might be physically difficult to do, though. Is there a yarn that would give the same effect without being as stiff as clothesline?

Hi paver2, it is going to be difficult to work with clothesline but you can make it easier by finding a lightweight cotton clothesline. Some clotheslines are coated with plastic or have plastic in them so are not as flexible. Also, the pattern uses size 17 needles, and I would advise using circular needles because it will get really heavy. You could also go up a size to 19 to make it easier.

This may not be the easiest project I undertake but I love the idea although I have to seek out clothesline rope - around here only wire seems to be available and I will not knit with wire lol. But this would be a great mat for use in dog kennels for travel and dog shows would stand up to use and should be easy to rinse off spills --- take two for each dog one to use one to dry -- love it!! And the mountain gets higher. This has to go to the top of the to-knit list though as Rajah will be on the circuit soon

I don't blame you, I wouldn't knit with wire, either! LOL! You can buy clothesline online if you can't find it locally.

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