Oval Rag Rug (made With a Big Crochet)

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Hi ! This is my first post!
This is a rag rug made with a crochet of 1.5 cm. You can find different kind of clothing in it: t shirt, scarf, dress, pants, sweater and even sheets & curtain. My best choice of fabric is 90% cotton and 10% spandex (it's look softer with it) but I also use a lot of 100% cotton, blends of cotton, polyester, acrylic etc. You don't have to avoid strechy material, but watch out for mixting thin & thick and the wide of your stripe.

This one took me about one month and a half of free time. I'm very proud of it, because I cut everything with my scissors, witch is a very long process. So it's true to say: I made it!

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    Great idea to recycle fabric no longer wanted but I was sick when I saw you use a Mickey Mouse sheet because I LOVE Mickey!

    Nice rug,
    I'm just wondering, how did you prevent it from warping around the curves. You must have added more swith each row but how much and when.

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    Regular oval shape like this ^^ : http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa100299.htm

    I use a pattern of regular oval crochet pattern as you can find on the net. I also have to check at every round if everything is flat (because i use different kind of fabrics, of different thickness).

    Wild stuff! I love it. (and the kittycat)
    I googled rag rug, and your specimen deffo is the coolest I have come across so far.
    There's this silly idea in my head of using every item of unwanted clothing we have (well, almost every item) to make a rug that is big enough to cover a considerable chunk of bare floor boards in our living room, and your approach seems to be the most feasible. Now... gimme a crochet hook, I have a rug to make.

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    That's so kind ^^ But be ready to put a lot of time in it :-)

    Nicely done, definitely a great way to use old clothing.

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    yeah, this project keep her attention... all the moving fabric string in a cardboard box ^^