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How to Make a Colourful Crochet Rag Rug With Recycled Fabrics

Suzanne is an artist and writer who enjoys designing, crafting, and upcycling.

Learn how to make a finely woven and colourful rag rug just like this one.

Learn how to make a finely woven and colourful rag rug just like this one.

Easy DIY Rag Rug Project

If you’re looking for an easy, fun project that doesn’t require much mental effort (apart from selecting colours and doing basic crochet), then making a rag rug is the perfect project for you!

Make one while in front of the television, and after the first few rings, it can be done in autopilot, without paying too much attention to it.

Suitable for fabric hoarders, rag rugs are very hardy and will happily go through the washing machine a multitude of times. They are also easy to repair with a needle and thread, should a loop come undone. You don’t need to buy a lot of craft materials to get started; a crochet hook, scissors, needle, thread and the right fabric is all that is needed.

Quick Fabric Guide

Fabrics That Work

  • Cotton and 100% cotton
  • Patchwork fabrics
  • Delicate dress and skirt fabric
  • Delicate scarves
  • Thin, lacy curtains
  • Lycra and spandex
  • Silk
  • Old cotton bedsheets
  • Cotton doona covers
  • Thin nightdress fabric
  • Floaty, delicate clothing