Crochet pennies with circles of wool, sure why not.
Remember there are no rules.
Granny squares in the round would be a penny. Crochet a three row, round penny. Stitch up varying colours, felt or not felt and make a penny rug. You wouldn't have to back them at all, no threads to hide. Just thread and hide the loose wool ends and quickly whip stitch your crocheted pennies together to make a mat.
Thank you to Crochet! Magazine for the link to my posting on
The Makings of a Penny Rug by Colleen MacKinnon (that's me).
What a great idea for a crochet project. Use up all your yarn scraps.
How very "make do", use what you have.
Has anyone started or made a crocheted penny rug?
Try a google image search, it's a great way to find some penny rug inspiration.