Today I’m sharing with you a rug I made using old curtain and sheet fabrics- the perfect way to recycle! All up I spent $13 on the fabric and it took me around 5 hours to complete. If you know how to crochet, then this will be easy! If not, follow my instructions below…or if you’re still stuck just Google how to crochet a simple oval or circle.
Supplies needed: Long strips of fabric! I cut mine to a width of about 10cm. Make sure you have HEAPS! This small rug used a sheet and 2 curtains. A crochet hook (because I didn’t have one, I used my fingers to loop the whole rug!)
1. What a chain link looks like. 2. To start your oval shaped rug, chain link a long piece of fabric. I did 7 stitches but if you’re making a circular rug just do less. 3. Once you get to the end, turn back onto your chain links and find the second hole from the end, this will be your first crochet stitch! 4. Pull your fabric through the hole. 5. Loop this around your crochet hook or (in my case) finger. 6. You should now have 2 loops on your finger. Loop once more so there is three. 7. Pull the third loop through the first two. If this is too confusing, just youtube how to do a single crochet stitch.
Continue along the chain stitch until you come to the end. To go around a corner, all you have to do is three of these crochet stitches into the same hole. This curves the end. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look like anything at this point because once you get further into the rug, it will take shape. If your rug starts to curve in like a giant fabric bowl, just add more stitches in. Have you ever made a rug from something recycled? How did it turn out?
Looks who’s trying to claim my new rug! Too cute. xo Bec