Do you know what a penny rug is? A penny rug is a decoration made of stitched together coin shaped fabric scraps. If you would like more information about them you can check out the Wikipedia listing.
Any way the reason I ask is because I've been seeing a lot of them lately. While browsing around I happened to come across something that was for a crocheted penny rug. Interesting, or at least to me it was.
I didn't want to crochet the whole thing but thought just crocheting the pennies would do. I didn't have anything other than some cheap felt to stitch them to but I went ahead any way. So here is my make do semi crocheted penny rug. Or I guess it's more of a table mat or whatever you want to call it.
The colors seem to be different in all the pictures. The light wasn't the greatest but the closest to the real color would be in the last one except for the back looks blueish in that one and it's really black
The back side I used black felt (again the cheap kind since it was all I had)
After I had this almost finished I had the idea of embroidering a saying on the front. I wish these bright ideas would hit me a little sooner. Maybe I'll make another one and add something to that.