Have you made a rag rug?

Old 09-26-2019, 10:37 AM
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Yes I have made one that is tied together by using a tool. It was easy to do and used a lot of strips. When I make more of these I need to work on my tension as the rug was a little wobbly in places. The rug is rectangular and was it ever fun to choose old fabric that I'd never use otherwise. Have fun with it. I ordered the tool and instructions from Nancys notions.
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Old 09-26-2019, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
I made one with a similar "locker hooking" hook, but I found it very hard on my hands and gave the hook away after. Here is a link showing some instructions, if that helps?https://www.instructables.com/id/How...cker-Hook-Rug/
I have used a locker hook. When I first tried using the standard rug canvas - that white scratchy stuff, it was tough going and and found it to rough and my hands ached. Tried again with soft canvas (brown like 'tapestry' canvas) that I gently hand-washed and block dried to get rid of the sizing. It was softer and more pliable and certainly easier on the hands.
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Old 09-26-2019, 11:57 AM
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I have made many using a wooden frame and the instructions from the book Rugs from Rags by country threads. This does result in only being able to make one size of a rug. I have made over 30 rugs and all have been very well received. They are my go to wedding and housewarming gift.

I have also tried to make a toothbrush rug but didn't get the hang of it.
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Old 09-26-2019, 12:31 PM
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I crocheted my rag rugs with a huge crochet hook. Knotted the ends and kept going. They last for years.
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Old 09-26-2019, 06:06 PM
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My Great Grandmother had crocheted rugs she had made, and I always wanted one; so I bought a couple at craft sales. They are very durable and so pretty beside beds with quilts on them. To make one is on my project list.
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:16 PM
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Look up Aunt Philly's rag rug, or toothbrush rug. I saw a demo and it looks easy.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:55 PM
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Not knowing what I was doing, I used strips of sheets & crocheted an oval rug. I remember I had to increase stitches on the corners. It turned out so well, I made another & have used them for years in the basement. I should add, I can barely crochet.
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