Saturday, October 5, 2013

this is so much fun!!!!!

i have always wanted to make a rag rug and after seeing this ,
i decided to try my own!

this is the greatest project to use up every single bit of scrap fabric that you have. you can use anything, any pattern that you're not too crazy about, fabric that is faded or stained, fabric that has been sitting around your house for years saved carefully for a special project. old pillowcases and sheets are great because there's LOTS of fabric there. if you don't have a ton of scraps, you can go to saver's or a thrift shop and get sheets for cheap! this project takes a huge amount of fabric!

 just get out your rotary cutter and a straight edge and cut strips. i made mine from 1/2" to 2" wide. no need to measure or be careful at all (except for not cutting your fingers!). lots of my strips are jagged and frayed. it's a rag rug after all!

then knot all the pieces together randomly and knit them up with plain old garter stitch. i'm using size 17 circular needles that i found at joann fabrics pretty cheap, and i cast on 60 stitches. i can't wait to finish it-it feels great on your feet!

happy weekend!!!

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