The Pre-Loved Varsity Floor Mat in 8 Steps

When I lost my mom to lung cancer 4 years ago, I wanted to hold onto some of her t-shirts and golf shirts but knew I’d probably never wear them. So I thought of cutting them up and reusing them in other ways, like creating groovy shaggy floor mats! And since they’re made from cotton or cotton-blend, you can easily toss them into the washing machine! This is an example of the Varsity floor mat I just made for my cousin heading back to University! 😀

Here’s how I do it:

  1. Grab an old t-shirt you’re not going to wear anymore

    Any old t-shirt will do

    Any old t-shirt will do

  2. Cut it into 1-1.5” thick strips
    Use sharp scissors to get the job done easier

    Use sharp scissors to get the job done easier

    It doesn't matter how long or how short your strips are

    It doesn't matter how long or how short your strips are

  3. Roll it into a ball, tying the ends into knots

    This will make it easier for you to crochet later

    This will make it easier for you to crochet later

  4. Using single-crochet stitch, crochet until desired size is obtained

    Using single-crochet stitch will create a tighter mat with small holes

    Using single-crochet stitch will create a tighter mat with small holes

  5. All done! Now give it to someone to love again!

    This is what your mat should look like

    This is what your mat should look like

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4 responses to “The Pre-Loved Varsity Floor Mat in 8 Steps

  1. Marvelous Milena

    Looove the mat…where can I get one? 🙂

  2. At our old family cottage the living room rug was a mat made up of countless scraps of old cloth. It didn’t look this good, but it had a history and someone had pieced it together from bits of fabric that had been part of peoples’ lives. I was just a kid but I sometimes wondered about where they all came from.

    Speaking of moms, my mom passed away from cancer in 2005 too.

  3. Thanks for your comments Andrew!!

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