I like to crochet rugs from material. My mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (and so on I am assuming) were all quilters and liked to sew, therefore, had large material stashes. I am lucky enough to have been blessed with some of it and I have a lot more at my disposal. Since styles and designs change so often, striping out the material and crocheting it into rugs is the best use for some of the crazy stuff. It makes GREAT rugs!
First I cut the material into strips. I like to use strips that are about 3/4 inches wide.
you will need to link the strips of material together. Sewing them
together with a zigzag stitch makes a nice (lump free) material to work
with, however, that can be time consuming.
You can just link the strips together like this:
Hold the two strips together, overlapping by about an inch or so
make a small cut in both the strips together (being careful not to cut past the end of the strip)
Sometimes I make wheels of similar colors and as I am crocheting, I can change colors just as I would with yarn.
Some of my latest rag wheels that are ready to work with:
strips of rags works with most patterns just the same as yarn. You will
need to use a large hook. I usually use a size N because I like my rugs
to be tight. If you like a looser rug that works up quicker, I would
suggest a larger hook such as a P or Q.
Check back soon, I will post an original rug pattern for free!