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How to Crochet a Rag Rug with Fabric Scraps

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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 a perfect project for a beginning crocheter and makes a great way to use up those knit fabric scraps!

DIY rag rug

Crocheted Rag Rug with Fabric Scraps

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

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

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

Fast and Easy Crocheted Rag Rug – No Pattern Needed!

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 a refresher on Crafty. (The class I took is no longer available, but this one: How to Crochet, looks good.

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 Mommy and Me outfits  Leggings, the cascading ruffle peasant top, woodland creatures skirt, my draped cardigan, and several others.

How to crochet a rag rug with fabric scraps

DIY Fabric Yarn

To make the fabric yarn for the crocheted rag rug, I cut leftover knit fabrics into 1-inch strips, tying the ends together using a square knot.

I then 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 solid white fabric yarn single crocheted around the edge. I then trimmed the knots and tucked any stray pieces that were still sticking out back into the rug.

How to crochet a rag rug with fabric scraps

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

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

Like this project?  Don’t forget to pin it for later!    

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  1. Where the heck is the direction pattern? This is a ridiculous way to offer free patterns.

    1. Jamie Sanders says:

      Nowhere in this post is it stated there is a pattern. Not sure where you got the idea there was one. In fact, the post says, “No measuring, no counting, just single crochet until you have the size you want.” The post also mentions how to make yarn from fabric and what size needle was used.