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Friday, September 3, 2010

Tutorial: How To Make A Rag Rug

This is a great little project that I plan to do again one day. It's a rag rug that I made using a big ol' crochet hook and some strips of fabric. You just cut long strips out of whatever fabric you want and connect them together by cutting a slit in each end so you can make a slipknot. Treat it like yarn and crochet whatever shape rug you want with the fattest hook you can find. I just made a chain and crocheted row after row of single crochet stitches til it was the size I wanted. I then worked around the edges to give it a finished look.

My hands KILLED as I did this... I think it was because my fabric was heavier AND I cut my strips too wide for the hook I had. Do what feels good to you. It shouldn't hurt your hands like it did for me :) I'd love to see yours!

6 comments:

  1. What a great job, this looks really nice!
    I am a new follower from New Friend Friday, so glad to have found your blog. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Eloise
    Mommy2TwoGirls
    http://mommy2twogirls.blogspot.com/

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  2. Thanks for sharing! I am trying to figure out how to crochet, maybe this can be my first real project! Thanks! I am your newest follower!
    Tasha
    www.dotdotdotthis.blogspot.com

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  3. How awesome is that rug?! I love to crochet, and who can't use extra rugs? Following you now! Please follow me back! God Bless, have a great weekend!
    Kimberly
    http://christlikemommy.blogspot.com

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  4. I love that. I'm a novice crocheter, but that looks like something even I can do. I need a project to take with me to all the football games and practices I have to sit through.

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  5. great idea Star!! :)
    i really need a kitchen rug below my sink, so i'll have to whip one up. i'll def show you when it's done!

    so glad you loved your gloves & goodies :) i absolutely love all of mine! i've already worn my scarf twince!! and can't wait to use the others for when i have a little one!
    thanks again, hope all is well.

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  6. Crocheting is not my thing. I think part of the problem is that anyone who ever tried to teach me was right-handed and I'm a lefty. So I never got it.

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