Friday, February 29, 2008

Rag Rugs

My favourite use for old sheets.Cut in strips about 2 - 2 1/2 inches wide, sew ends together to make long strips and then turn in and iron. (turning the edges in makes for a tidier looking, longer-wearing rug) You'll need lots.Still more. (the prep work is the part that takes the longest)Chain about 13 - 15 stitches, and then just start crocheting around...and around...and around. These are heavy, long-lasting, hard wearing rugs.
This one isn't finished yet, but it gives you an idea of how they look.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the look of rag rugs -- they are so homey!! Maybe some day I will find the time to give one a try. MAYBE I will be courageous enough to come to knitting night AND give something like this a try.....
Hope you all had a wonderful time.
Rebecca :)

ipsa said...

Beautiful, Heather.

I'm inspired. :)

cheryl94517 said...

How many old sheets did you use? How big. Trying to make a big one and need to know before I start.

Unknown said...

I tried one a few years ago ..only not crochet,,,,,I tried to hand sew and it started to make a basket no matter how many times I took it out and started again ....maybe crocheting would be better

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Jane said...

I have one of these rugs that I made myself almost 30 years ago. It still looks almost as good as the day I finished it! It has endured my daughters growing up, having spills, going through the washer countless times. My only advice is to be extra sure if you change colors of sheets like I did or when you finish your rug, make sure to tie off & sew in your ends carefully. Also if you are having trouble with your rug trying to curl up like a basket, you might try to do some increases on the ends of your oval. I will be happy to help anyone who needs it. Been crocheting about 44 years, old granny!