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Day 151: Guest Post – Inner Tube Mat

It is even possible to crochet bicycle tubes, Michaela shows us how.

Michaela says: “I crocheted this door mat out of old, broken bicycle tubes. After several attempts I found out that it’s the easiest way to use a tent peg. I cut out the valves and then slit the tubes lengthwise. Washing the tubes has to be done thoroughly because the valves are covered in a thick layer of powdered talc from the inside. Then you have to cut the tubes in stripes and either tack (like I did it) or sew them together. The result is a long “thread” which you just crochet and then you’re done.”

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7 Comments

  1. jan
    Posted %A %B %e%q, %Y at %I:%M %p | Permalink

    hast du dir damit schonmal die füße abgeputzt? Fahrradschläuche färben ganz wunderbar ab…

    • Michaela
      Posted %A %B %e%q, %Y at %I:%M %p | Permalink

      Ja, machen wir jeden Tag. Das die Schläuche abfärben habe ich weder beim Verarbeiten noch beim Benutzen feststellen können.

  2. Jessica
    Posted %A %B %e%q, %Y at %I:%M %p | Permalink

    I have crocheted “tarn” (from old tee shirts) and “plarn” (from plastic bags), but this is too cool! Never would have thought of old inner tubes as crochetable.

  3. Denise
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    Hello! I’m from Brazil and I loved the idea!
    But I would like to know the brand of tennis the first picture! =)

    Thank you so much

  4. werner
    Posted %A %B %e%q, %Y at %I:%M %p | Permalink

    Danke für den Tipp, werde es mal versuche.
    Was für eine Breite haben die Streifen?
    Danke!

  5. Bkk Rider
    Posted %A %B %e%q, %Y at %I:%M %p | Permalink

    Great idea Michaela :-) May I ask how may tubes were used for that one mat?

  6. Me
    Posted %A %B %e%q, %Y at %I:%M %p | Permalink

    Same question as BKK Rider…how many bicycle tubes for 1 door mat? I understand that it will vary depending on the size of the mat and the size of the tires, but an estimate would be really helpful!

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