Do you recognize this ball of rag yarn? The kids made it from an old sheet, and today – as promised – I am here to show you what we did with it! Here is the finished product: a beautiful crochet rag rug.
I made it using a 10mm crochet hook. I even wrote out the pattern, in case any of you want to try this fun project! The completed rug is now on our kitchen floor – we stand on it to wash the dishes and the crocheted texture feels quite soothing to bare feet. Here is the pattern for this crocheted rag rug, which was made using a queen size sheet.
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Crocheted Rag Rug Pattern
Make a magic ring.
R1 sc 5 in magic ring
R2 Inc 5 all the way around (10 stitches)
R3 inc 1, sc 1 all the way around (15 stitches)
R4 Inc 1 sc2 all the way around (20 stitches)
R5 Inc 1 sc3 all the way around (25 stitches)
R6 Inc 1 sc4 all the way around (30 stitches)
R7 Inc 1 sc5 all the way around (35 stitches)
R8 inc 1 sc6 all the way around (40 stitches)
R9 Inc 1 sc7 all the way around (45 stitches)
R10 Inc 1 sc8 all the way around (50 stitches)
R11 Inc 1 sc 9 all the way around (55 stitches)
R12 Inc 1 sc 10 all the way around (60 stitches)
R13 Inc 1 sc 11 all the way around (65 stitches)
R14 Inc 1 sc 12 all the way around (70 stitches)
R15 Inc 1 sc 13 all the way around (75 stitches)
R16 inc 1 sc 14 all the way around (80 stitches)
R17 Inc 1 sc 15 all the way around (85 stitches)
R18 Inc 1 sc 16 all the way around (90 stitches)
R19 Inc 1 sc 17 all the way around (95 stitches)
It is a simple pattern that you can use to make a much larger rug if desired. If you put the increase stitch in the middle/at random instead of at the beginning you will get a round rug instead of a pentagonal one. I ran out of yarn about halfway through the 19th row, so I stopped there. Making the rug is quite a bit of work, but I love the way it looks and feels, and I love that my kids are learning that you can take something that *could* be trash (a sheet with a big hole in the middle) and turn it into something beautiful.
What creative projects are you working on?