First you need some old vintage sheets, or new ones…whatever suits your fancy. I usually get mine at thrift stores for a dollar or two a piece. Just try to envision your finished rug and what color scheme you want to go for.
You will need basic crocheting skills: single crochet and how to make a circle. Then you need a mega big crochet hook. I got mine here. You will also need good fabric scissors, though you will mostly be ripping your sheets.
Start your strip by cutting, and then rip to the end. Then come back to the right side of your rip and cut again. Keep ripping to the end. Repeat. If you try to cut your whole sheet in straight lines this part will take an eternity! Ripping is a lot faster and gives you a shabby look. Wind your strips (about 1 1/2 inches thick) into a ball.
Here is how I started my rug. My last rug I didn’t do this. I just crocheted it in a circle. This is a woven technique with a hula hoop. I wanted to make my whole rug this way, but the hula hoop only made it tiny. I wanted a bigger rug to fit on the nursery floor.
Here is the finished rug with the woven middle. I really can’t decide which one I like better for the nursery. Remember this will be the “girl” room. BUT while we have toddlers, they will both sleep in here. I’m just not sure…suggestions. Favorite?