Taking old objects and turning them into something new is very exciting to me! So when I came across rag rugs I was so inspired to create my own awesome Rag Rug too. Check it out!!
I bought these sheets from Value Village. I try to find queen or king sized flat sheets because they are the easiest to rip, however sometimes I use smaller sheets, fitted sheets or even duvet covers if I love the colour of the fabric. When you use other types of sheets (other than flat sheets) there is just more preparation of the fabric to do before you start crocheting.
I have used different methods of connecting the strips of fabric and I will share the one method that I find the most effective. When ripping a strip off of the sheet don’t rip it all the way off. Instead leave it attached about 1-2 cm and then rip the fabric back the other way. By doing this you will create one long strip which eliminates having to attach each strip together. The fact that the sheet is not perfectly straight because of the switch back in fabric does not affect the look of the rug at all. You can very easily hide these connections by rolling your fabric as you crochet and they disappear! It’s magic!
This quilt took about 6 queen sized flat sheets to complete.
As the rug gets bigger you need to add more stitches . Do not be afraid because the added stitches are not visible in the end. Rag rugs are VERY forgiving. If you feel that you added too many stitches you can also remove stitches by skipping a hole. The edge of the rug will produce this cute braid like edging all by itself (see above photo).
This type of crocheting stitch creates an obvious top and bottom. This is what the bottom looks like!
This rag rug sits in the hall in front of my laundry room. I have had many complements on it and as a result many people have received their own rag rug as a gift. If I can get pictures of theses rag rugs I will post about them later.
I hope you feel inspired and have fun making your own rag rugs!
P.S. Here is a link to some more rag rugs that I have made!