How do you make a crochet rag rug?


Quick Answer

Make a rag rug using standard half double crochet technique. You need recycled fabric strips that are 1 to 2 inches wide, yarn and a crochet hook.

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  1. Gather the supplies

    Gather any excess fabric you have around the house to make a rug. Sheets, T-shirts, jeans and wool suits provide good material. Yarn and a large crochet hook are also needed to complete the rug.

  2. Make fabric strips

    Rip the fabric into strips that are 1 to 2 inches wide.

  3. Determine the amount of fabric

    If you want a rug of a specific size, make a test swatch that is 1 square foot. Weigh the swatch, and multiply the weight by the number of square feet in the finished rug size. The weight of the fabric is also equal to the total weight of the necessary yarn.

  4. Join the fabric strips

    Join fabric strips by tying or sewing them together.

  5. Crochet the rug

    Start the rug with a chain stitch, and continue for the desired width of the rug. Once the initial row of chain stitching is complete, crochet the rest of the rug with a half double crochet stitch. Crochet from left to right and back again. At the end of each row, before turning back, make a single chain stitch to ensure that the ends are straight. Repeat the process until the desired length has been reached, and finish the rug by weaving in any loose ends of yarn.

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