I love rag rugs. There are a few different ways to make them and you can make them from almost anything. I don’t know about your house, but we go through throw rugs like crazy! No one here takes off their shoes when they come in and because our family works and schools from home it is constant traffic in and out! Do you hear frustration in my voice? ;o) This is why making rag rugs is a good solution for me. Placing a throw rug outside and inside the door catches a lot of dirt.
You can make rag rugs from old, stained t-shirts, sheets, denium, wool, poloyester and old sweaters. Another thing about rag rugs is that they are so durable; you can throw them in the washer and line dry them!
Here is a rag rug I made using 4 colors, from old sheets from the thrift store and fabric from my stash.
This worked up pretty quickly, working on it in the evenings for a week or so. All it consist of is a chain stitch and a single crochet stitch. Any shape (pattern) you can crochet with yarn, you can also do with rag strips.
I used 1" strips and a size P plastic hook.
Susan Bates Luxite Crochet Hooks – Size P 16 6
Here is an oval rug I made from 1" wool strips that were cut form the end of bolts. I found these at the thrift store, all I had to do was connect them and crochet. I use this in front of our kitchen sink, the wool absorbs water really well. I did not do too good of a job at making the transition with the colors.
Here is a really good tutorial with video, I want to try it sometime. that does not use crochet. For right now crochet is just so easy for me!
How to Connect Your Strips without Sewing
My strips for this were ripped, not cut. I just pulled strings off as I crocheted them.
I join my strips together as I work along rather than joining them all to make a ball, then crochet. This is good if you are wanting to space colors out.
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