Diva Dan's Garden Hose

Upcycling the Old Garden Hoses for Mats

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

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5 thoughts on “Upcycling the Old Garden Hoses for Mats

  • July 17, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    whoops, I forgot to tell you the mats as you did do them with the ties look very good & should last for years.
    Jennifer & my comments are only if you have extra hose to recycle or friends give you some hoses.

  • July 17, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    I agree with Jennifer. Note, it will be a rocky start – maybe tape or tie a little at a time around as you go, but crocheting around the hose with cord or clothesline or even thin rope should work (& show off that you’re a great crocheter). If you haven’t wondered the aisles at Lowes & Home Depot when thinking outside the box for crochet materials, they both have lovely cord & rope selections in cotton, plastic, etc. I’ve made many market bags from the cotton cords they carry. (And over in plumbing they have thin plastic tubing which looks nice crocheted around!)

    Here are just three of the many patterns available on the process:

    1954 Mat – cotton C over piping cord at http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/41409171? – move the page around with mouse to see entire article or click on pdf or jpg

    Baskets Bowls, etc, all begin with flat surface though at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocheted-rope-basket-recipe
    or directly to http://www.soimakestuff.com/2013/04/making-neon-rope-baskets.html

    For a detailed treatise with patterns see http://priscillascrochet.net/freepatterns.html – scroll down to Clothesline Crochet
    Clothesline Crochet in the Round Tutorial
    Clothesline Crochet Covered Basket & Coaster Set
    Clothesline Crochet in Rows
    Clothesline Crochet
    Joining a New Piece of Clothesline

    🙂 Charlotte

  • July 6, 2015 at 11:05 am

    I’ve seen similar rugs where you crochet over rope. Why not use an outdoor-friendly yarn or rope and crochet over a garden hose? I’d hate to step on a zip tie barefoot.

  • June 22, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    They are beautiful. You are so great.you and Mikey both so creative.

  • June 22, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    You are ‘bang on’ with this one!!! Fantastic idea! We all have old hoses that, for whatever reason, we don’t throw away. So, this is an excellent idea AND very practical. Thanks, Dan!! Can’t wait for more of your summer projects!!!

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