"Rag Rug" Rug Mug

Project Description

What are you most proud of? After a bit of trial and error, I figured out how to do the increases for each round so it would lie flat. Once I got going, I had a lot of fun and made several trivets as well. What advice would you give someone starting this project? You don't have to, but I like to sort of fold the strips as I crochet (right sides out) to keep the most colorful part of the fabric showing. If you want more variety and some muted shades, you can just let the fabric fold on itself as it wants to, or you can fold it wrong side out. When I say fold, I don't mean meticulously...just a few inches at a time as you use up the strip, and the edges don't have to be perfectly even.

What you will need

  • cotton fabric strips (approx. 3/4" wide)

Q&A with Debbie C.

Holly105 asked:
I also have tons of scrap fabric....is the pattern online??
Debbie C. answered:
There isn't a pattern specifically, but you can find instructions for making round rag rugs...and that's all this is...a very small circular rag rug. After experimenting a bit, I decided I like the density and look of a single crochet stitch, and a fabric strip width of about 3/4 of an inch. But you can try other stitches and strip widths (and large crochet hook sizes) to see what you like best. This web site gives instructions for a double-crochet circular rag rug, so it might be a good place to start: http://www.ehow.com/how_4421205_make-circle-rag-rug.html. Or you can look online for another set of instructions that appeals to you (there are lots out there for free). Good luck!