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How to Crochet a Rag Rug with Fabric Scraps

I’ve got the greatest little scrap-busting project to share with you today: How to crochet a rag rug with fabric scraps.  It’s the perfect project for a beginning crocheter or as a way to use up those scraps!

DIY rag rug

Several months back, I had to throw away the rug in my children’s bath.  (We had just gotten through a stomach bug… and ya, that rug had to go.)  The old rug was an inexpensive turquoise bath mat from Ikea, I’ve been back to Ikea a few times, but keep forgetting to pick up another one.

Since I have quite a bit of scrap fabric and old t-shirts, I thought this would be a fabulous way to use those scraps!

Make a simple crochet rag rug using fabric scraps or t-shirts!


This is really a super simple project.  No measuring, no counting, just single crochet until you have the size you want…  If you’re thinking about learning or taking a crochet class, I took this one: Crochet Lab, and do recommend it.  (Though you should wait to buy it until it goes on sale- Craftsy puts their classes on sale for 50% off fairly often.)

Want to see my other crochet projects?  Check them out here. ==>>  Crochet projects

 upcycled rag rug

What I love most about this rug, is looking at it and remembering the projects made from the fabrics (many of which are outgrown now.)  I see the fabric from the Mommy and me outfits (the photo in my header.)  Leggings, the cascading ruffle peasant top, woodland creatures skirt, my draped cardigan and several others.


How to crochet a rag rug with fabric scraps

I used all knit fabrics cut into 1 inch strips, and tied the ends together using a square knot. I rolled the fabric into one big ball and crocheted the rug with a 16 mm crochet hook. Once the rug was the right size, I bordered it with a white fabric strip single crocheted around the edge. I  trimmed the knots and tucked any stray pieces that were still sticking out, back into the rug.

The kids think it’s the greatest thing ever! (Plus it will keep their little tootsies warm this winter.)

How to crochet a rag rug with fabric scraps


What do you think?  Would you like to make a rug like this?

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