In yesterday’s blog, I talked about how big my yarn stash was and how I didn’t care what colors and textures of yarn I obtained. Because of this you will find me at thrift shops and garage sales looking for yarn. It doesn’t matter if what I get is a full skein or not, what color it is or what texture it is. It all works for Pet Mats.
So what is a Pet Mat? It is generally an 18” round crochet circle made with two strands of yarn. I’m not really sure how I started making them. It was probably an attempt to use up some of the stray yarn I always have hanging around. My cats have always loved to sit on them. The kittens I have now especially love them. Over the years I have made lots of them. I have had people use them for chair mats, and rugs. They work great in my cat carrier. Once I had a daycare order multiple mats for them to use at circle time. In addition to the round ones, I also make oval and rectangular ones and of course larger sizes for larger pets.
I love yarn! All yarn! All types, colors and thicknesses. I have a rather large stash of yarn stored in multiple bins and boxes. I tend to get a lot of my yarn from thrift stores or garage sales. It is amazing to me how many people start projects and never finish them. I can pay next to nothing for a box or bag of yarn and gain lots of treasures. I often get extras like crochet hooks, knitting needles, patterns and small sewing supplies.
Hello! I am Linda Holton from Holton Handicrafts. I am partner to my hubby The Lathe Junkie, mother to two grown children, two fur babies, and four grandchildren. I love to craft and write and have a large variety of interests. On my blog I share with you my experiences and fun ideas for You, Your Pet, and Your Home with lots of other fun thrown in.
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