Crocheting rugs from recycled sheets, comforter covers and pillow cases is simple and the results are great! The rug is heavy weight and can be thrown into the washing machine for cleaning. Plus it's just a great feeling to make a gorgeous rug from rags.....what more can I say? I actually made this rug over a year ago, and put it aside to save for a publishing project that hasn't yet happened, so lucky you I decided to share it!
I used a size 9mm hook, though do a test to see what works for you.....the crocheting should be tight enough so that there aren't holes, (unless you like how it looks) as you can see in the top photo in my post about crocheting with sheets here.
This rug was crocheted from both solid sheets (the center pink and blue) and patterned ones too, and I love the combination! The speckled orange ring just after the pink ring was made from striped sheets, so don't be afraid to use patterns!
And by the way, this rug wasn't made in just a few hours like the smaller crocheted doily here, but you can make it relatively quickly, and if you start now you could even make a few in time for holiday gift giving! And if you're not up for a rug, so how about a round stool or ottoman cover....that you could whip up in a few hours! Have fun and let me know if you crochet something from rags, or if you need any advice!
For info on how to make yarn from sheets, see the bottom of my post here, and stay tuned for a more concise post on the subject, as I've recently discovered another technique that I just need to try out first!