Draining Mat – Perfect for Scrap Yarn!


This is one of those projects that you can use to: a) learn how to crochet, b) use up all those pieces of skeins that have too little to make another project, but too much to throw away, and c) make as big or small as you need! Here are the directions for Lorea’s:



Leftovers from 12 skeins of Sugar and Cream yarn
‘H’ Crochet Hook
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet



Ch 50.
Row 1: Sc into second ch from hook. Sc in each ch to the end. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1. Sc in each sc. Turn.
Repeat Row 2 for as many rows for your desired length, adding yarn as needed (Lorea was able to do five rows of each color, before she had to add more yarn, for a total of 60 rows).
Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.
(If you are new to crochet, here is a great set of crochet hooks for beginners. Larger hooks are generally sold separately – L, M, N Hook set)

Julie Murphree is a blogger, newspaper columnist, and speaker on all things ‘Living a Simple Life on the Farm’. She is the author of \\\'The Farm Wife – Living a Simple Life on the Farm. She and her husband have 60 acres in NW Louisiana where they actively work on living as sustainable as possible.

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