I had an old fleece blanket which I thought would be nice to turn into a rug. The thickness of the fleece should make for a chunky, cozy rug. I've seen a number of examples of braided rugs that looked great but I was turned off by the fact that the braided strand needed to be sown together to form the rug, this seemed like a lot of work to me. I did a bit of searching around the internet and found some rugs that were crocheted from t-shirts or sheets, this seemed easy enough. In this Instrutable I will show you my own version of a crochet rag rug made from a fleece blanket.
Step 1: Preparing yarn
- Fleece blanket
- Large crochet hook (if you can find one large enough)
- Thread and needle
Fleece is nice to use for this as the edges don't fray or unravel. Cut the blanket lengthwise into strips. I first tried 3 inch wide strips which gave a nice thick rug but it was much too small so I cut the strips in half so that they were roughly 1.5 inches wide. This made a larger rug and was still chunky enough. I hand stitched the strips together at the ends, you can use a sewing machine too. You can cut up the blanket and sew together the strips before hand or do it as you go.