I have wanted to make a crochet rug for the longest time. It is my need to channel Mrs Walker my domestic idol. I remember when I was a little girl, sitting in her sewing room counting buttons and watching her make rag mats. My young mind doesn’t recall all the details except a quiet acceptance that this was a great way to spend your time.
Couple of months ago I created a crochet pot holder following Pip’s tutorial and I followed this pattern, or what I could recall of this pattern to make my mat. In trying out Pip’s pattern I created several pot holders that didn’t lay flat, so I decided to use the treble crochet stitch for my rug to help with keeping the mat staying flat.
These flannel sheets have been well used and I have patched them twice. It goes against my nature the throw out old sheets, as I have made pillowcases, bags and covered art boards.
I tore a few strips off the fitted sheets and started connecting the strips.
I was impatient to see what stitches my new crochet hook
would make and started a small ring.
It looked fantastic!
My facination with over sized crochet hooks started with this
The rest of the king size sheet, I tore into strips and spent a couple of hours joining them. If you want to see an easy way to join strips check out the beginning of this
The many strips ended up making a soccor ball size, rag ball.
This ball I crochetted into a round rag rug. All up it took about 6 hours to tear the strips, join them together and crochet the rug.
I am very pleased with the result.
Don’t mind my gree toe nail polish, this was from halloween.
are tutorials on crochet a round rug, I will confess that I didn’t use these patterns, just googled it to show you that there are plenty of patterns on the www.