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Crocheted Rag Rug Tutorial


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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.

rag rug 009You 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.

rag rug 020 rag rug 018Start 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.

rag rug 007Here 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.

Steam Trunk 012Here is the finished product of my first rug, crocheted in the round.  I just crocheted until I ran out of each sheet and then tied on the new color and kept going.  rag rug 021 rag rug 024 rag rug 025

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?


Author: Jeff & Meg

This is a story of two lovebirds who got in a little over their heads, or at times it feels that way, remodeling a little home built in the 1940's. Our journey has bumps and twists, ups and downs, but we wouldn't have it any other way! Please join us and our two poodles as we flip this old house and work towards the adoption of our first child!

2 thoughts on “Crocheted Rag Rug Tutorial

  1. your SO Talented!!!

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