DIY Area Rug

I LOVE the 99 Cent store, don’t you?  I find myself roaming the aisles and getting lost in thought as I figure out ways to use the constantly rotating inventory.  I do not strike gold every time, but when I do…man!  I feel like a thrift warrior with crafty ways!!
kids room carpet_0000This little project had me bowing to an imaginary standing ovation. LOL  Seriously, I just kinda dug finding something to get crafty with that would solve a need in my home.

Supplies

4-8 Dollar store rag rugs

cotton yarn

crochet hook
kids room carpet_0001Creating a basic slip knot, I attached the yarn to my crochet hook.  I do not think hook size is crazy important, just avoid huge hooks.  A “G” size is perfect.kids room carpet_0002kids room carpet_0003Now, instead of doing the usual crochet thing of creating a chain, jab the hook through your rugs.  I lined up the edges of to rugs, and inserted through both edges.  You will do a basic stitch by wrapping the yarn around the hook and pulling it through…and then wrapping it one more time to pull it through the remaining loops on the hook.  You should wind up with only one loop on your hook.kids room carpet_0004Since my rug seam was kinda thick, I made sure to create one chain in-between stabbing through the rugs and doing a basic stitch.kids room carpet_0005So…..sc, ch 1, sc, ch1, sc, ch1…and so on!
kids room carpet_0006I love the texture of the seam!  It goes so well with the rag weave and fringe. kids room carpet_0007I used four rugs for this rug, but the sky is the limit.  I used six rugs to create a large area rug for Evangeline’s room.kids room carpet_0008It is kind of nice knowing that you can make an affordable rug without having to spend hours crafting it from scratch.  Ain’t nobody got time for that!!!!!!

Get thrifty this weekend!

xoxo

Chanda

Comments 2

  1. Thisis really cute. I also have large rag rugs that I pull together but I sew them. Your idea is better. Chanda, I am hosting a new link party and would love to have you link up with us. It is called Sweet Inspiration and runs Friday till Tuesday.

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