If you've ever made a rug out of sheets, you've inspired me. And you can be my friend.
I went to Goodwill and bought some sheets. You could buy regular broadcloth fabric but heading out to Goodwill will be way cheaper, trust me.
I gave all the sheets a wash in hot water because, as I've told you before, I have a pervasive fear of head lice. For the fitted sheets, I cut around the elastic so I had one flat piece. Once they were all flat, I used my rotary cutter to cut strips up and down, BUT NOT ALL THE WAY THROUGH. The idea is to make one long strip.
See? It's like a zig-zag. In the end, I had one long strip of each sheet.
Next, I wrapped all the sheets up in balls, like yarn.
For the actual project, I didn't take pictures. I've said before, it's impossible of me to take pictures of myself crocheting. But here's what I did, using a size I crochet hook:
1. Chain a row as long as you want the mat to be.
2. Turn. Skip the first chain and single crochet in every chain until the end of the row.
3. End with a slip knot through the last chain and cut the fabric.
4. Turn. Using the next sheet in your pattern, begin single crochets in every chain. At the end of the row, chain one.
5. Repeat steps 2 &3 until you're happy with the size of your rug.
Those are my feet. I don't know why they look all weird, they just always have. We all have our flaws.
This rug was easy and turned out great! Look how pretty:
And standing on this thing? It's like a Cadillac for my feet. I don't know why, but it is super-comfy. I just stand on it all the time now. The family thinks I've lost it.