12.06.2011

Simple + sturdy...

rope rug DIY
I find a lot of inspiration at the hardware store. 2 x 4s may have been the only thing on my list the other day, but I also came home with 5 packages of hot pink poly rope (50 lb.- 75 feet each spool). What's a girl to do with 375 feet of hot pink rope? Make a rug! I used a simple crochet stitch and a size 6 hook (I'd recommend using bigger). I had almost completely forgotten how to crochet, so I used this tutorial as a reminder. I'd like to teach myself how to crochet a hot pink version of this, and the wrapping going on in this rug is interesting too. So many possibilities! For less than $15 you have a simple, yet sturdy, handmade gift. Who doesn't need a hot pink rug? Ha!

rope rug DIY
rope rug DIY

35 comments:

B said...

How great! Too bad I'm not on your Christmas list. Now to learn to crochet!!

bethany said...

now THIS would actually motivate me to learn how to crochet. that rug is badass.

Sierra said...

I love hardware stores too! Awesome rug, can't wait to see it finished!

The Belvedere-Alyssa said...

What a great idea, the hot pink is great! I just got some rope to try out some sort of macrame thing. Hope mine looks half as good as yours!

Sarah said...

and you're brilliant!

Megan said...

LOVE this. I might just have to try to make one over winter break. I would love a neon yellow one ;-)

Irina Pidova said...

wonderful crochet! keep on crocheting and make the rug!!!! last christmas i made all of the dacoration from crochet!!!! i have some photos, i may send some if you wish!!!!
best regards,
Irina

sara said...

um...you're a genius.

Silvia said...

Great idea :) And a wonderful crochet needle... where can I buy one like this? Greets

Anonymous said...

Is that. A single or double crochet stitch?

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Thanks everyone! :) I don't know much about crochet, so I think it's a single crochet, but I'm not positive. Best of luck!
-Abbey

Viki Del Grosso said...

Would you care to share the crochet pattern you used????

Viki Del Grosso said...

Would you care to share the pattern you used?

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Viki- I didn't use a pattern. I just crocheted until it seemed wide enough. :) A

Mandie-Leigh said...

It's a double...
Yarn over, insert hook through stitch of previous row, yarn over, pull through two loops on hook. Yarn over pull trough last two loops on hook.
Good luck!
Actually... Looking at it again... It's definitely a single. Insert hook, yarn over and pull throuh first loop on hook, yarn over and pull through all loops. To get the look she's done here, you're only crocheting through the back loop of the stitch you're working on. Sometimes written as "BLO" in a patten.

Anonymous said...

Help... This is an amazing project, I just can't figure out how you attached the mulitple skeens of the rope together.

Thanks!

Montanta Maria said...

Now those picture themself are just true art! I'm too just love hardware stores! :D

Renchick said...

I found you via Pinterest, and I just picked up some pink nylon rope. I'm ready to go, but I'm dying to know something - you said you wanted to make a hot pink version of something, but that link gives a Pinterest error now - wht was it?? :-)

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

I attached different ropes together just like you would when using yarn (I'm pretty sure the tutorial I linked to will show you how).

I wanted to make a hot pink version of this: http://pinterest.com/pin/74027987594404134/
:) Abbey

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

This is very different but I think I like it! :)

I'm stopping over via a pin of this on Pinterest!

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

SCRIBBLES412 said...

Chrochet is easy. Just tying knots with a stick.

Doreen said...

Thank you for This suggestion ...was wondering what I could use to make a mat for in front of our tent when camping...THIS IS IT !!!!!

CeceliaB :) said...

Love this! Will try this for my front door mat...what colors are available... I am doing something similar. I foumd a super bulky yarn in the Lions Brand in a lovely Honolulu Pink (coral). I am using a9mm hook and using a double stitch. I suspect that it will be softer on the toes in front of the couch. The rope would be great for a door mat or a porch rug, cause it would rinse off easily. Loved the idea for in front of the tent.

Lindsay Haynie - Love City said...

Awesome idea! I just found this pinned on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing, I'd love to see pictures of the finished product!

Lindsay from www.lovecityblog.com

Anonymous said...

absolutely B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T!!!! never woulda thought of it myself.... Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!

Vicki said...

I made this a few days ago....love it. Would like to know if anyone who's made it has any suggestions on joining the rope together. Knots were big and obvious. I made mine pink with a purple stripe down the middle.

Isa said...

I simply LOVE this idea! I just got done crocheting a market bag, and was wondering what to do next...looks like I found it! Keep having fun and finding creative ideas with crocheting!

Anonymous said...

Hey....any chance you know approximately what the diameter of the cord was? I've been looking at different cords and am not even sure what's similar! :) Could you measure it? :) Thanks!

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

I'm not sure what the diameter was, but it was a little bit thinner than clothesline. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Pretty rug. I never buy anything in a hardware store for what it is intended.

There's a good tutorial video for weaving/knoting a mat similar to the one you are looking to make pinned here: http://pinterest.com/pin/127437864428070537/

He used climbing rope, but the technique is the same whatever the size.

Anonymous said...

Where did you get that crochet hook from?

Anonymous said...

Please tell us where you got the crochet hook from?!

ladypoet_steph said...

I just love this rug! Will be trying with multiple colors. And might try to glue ropes together instead of the usual method.

Dee Cajun said...

Check the Bagsmith for odd crochet needles

Anonymous said...

I need that crochet hook in my life!!!!!! Where did you get it? Please let us know.

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