My feet were cold, so I decided to make a rug to put by my bed. I chose this pattern
for a star-shaped rug from CrochetMe.com but decided to alter it a little bit. The original designer used old, dyed T-shirts and a handmade wooden 8mm crochet hook. I didn't have either, so I used some scraps of Lion brand Homespun yarn (link: http://cache.lionbrand.com/yarns/homespun.htm
) in several colors and the largest crochet hook I had on hand, a Boye size K
(6.5mm). The rug turned out fine.
The pattern is pretty simple, essentially a granny square with five sides instead of four, worked around and around in double crochet.
My cat Bear loves to attack the rug, so when Bear is around the rug lives on my bed so it doesn't become prey. (Bear hates beds!)
Edit: Bear passed away on January 15, 2014. I left this Instructable up in his memory even though it makes me sad to look at it. Thanks for taking a look.