In the summer of the olympics 2012 I made a lot of new things, a jean rag rug was something that I had never made before. The idea came from a retro crochet book that my mum has and from that I was inspired to turn my little brothers ripped jeans into something useful!
I started by cutting up the jeans so that they formed a long spiral instead of having to tie multiples of ends together!
I took a basic oval pattern from my mums retro book and started crocheting! The first time didn’t turn out so well, it was a bit bumpy and didn’t lie flat. So I had to restart it but I am happy I did because it turned out really well in the end.
My brothers dog stan loves to sit on anything that I make, so he happily posed for me !
My friend made a joke about how she wished she could hold the world in her hand. What she didn’t know was that I was thinking about how I could make it happen, in a knitted way of course.
I didn’t search for a knitting pattern for it that thoroughly because I wanted to design it myself. I got some inspiration from a book of Christmas baubles and I came up with my own pattern for a sphere world using 5 double pointed needles.
This is the original chart that I used for the first little knitted world ;
Here are some photos of it in progress !
Once I had finished it I was so pleased with myself for having designed it all on my own! I made two, one for my friend and one for my boyfriend. The first one that I made was slightly smaller than the second one, as you can see below ;
Also the first one (on the right side) had way too small ice caps. I imagine the world will look like this in the future after the ice caps have melted for a few more years!
I am super pleased with my little knitted world and I hope to come up with a pattern soon that I will list on Ravelry!
Here are some more pics of the second world that I made. It’s prettier with a nicer colour of blue for the sea 🙂