Welcome to Naztazia!   

DIY Free Pattern and YouTube Tutorial Crochet Oval Circle Rag Rug From Fabric Bed Sheet Scraps Strips Recycle Recycling Upcycle Upcycling by Donna Wolfe from Naztazia
Crochet Oval Rag Rug - Upcycle and Recycle for Earth Day and Everyday!
 
Share on:   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Pinterest   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Facebook   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Google   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Twitter
(Mobile Users: tap on an image you want to Pin)
 
 
Technically this is not a difficult rag rug to make if you know how to crochet, especially if you are familiar with circles and the whole increasing scheme that goes along with them. Using a Q sized crochet hook with thick fabric strips, however, can become tiresome for the hands, wrists and arms, so taking frequent breaks is highly recommended with this project. On the other hand, because everything is so large, the rug gets made very quickly!
 
Check out the written pattern below, and most especially, view my YouTube video tutorial for how to crochet this lovely oval rag rug using bed sheets, fabric pieces and many other fiber options!
 
Materials:
Sample rug used 18 yards of flat 100% cotton flannel sheets, each about 45" wide (2 yards of each color - red, dark orange, light orange, yellow, dark green, light green, dark blue, light blue, magenta) Each 2 yards of fabric pieces produce about 48 yards of fabric yarn. Please note: this is only an estimate. It is difficult to pinpoint the exact amount of fabric you will need due to variations in fabric thickness, how wide you cut your strips, how tight you crochet, etc. from the sample.
Q size crochet hook (15mm to 16mm) for crocheting the rag rug. For weaving in ends, I like to use a J or K size hook.
Hair clips or large binder clips as stitch markers
Scissors
 
Thank you to Stacy at Stitchin Stacy's Crochet for sending me the beautiful wood crochet hook you see in the video. You can purchase this and other hooks at her website: http://stitchinstacyshooks.weebly.com
 
Finished Measurements:
Sample rag rug is 60" wide by 35" high; however you can customize the size.
 
You can use any color sequence, but the sample rug starts from the center and moves outward with this color scheme: red, dark orange, light orange, yellow, dark green, light green, dark blue, light blue, magenta.
 
Instructions:
With hook and red fabric yarn, CH 30. You can customize this to any number of chains that you wish. There is no multiple for this pattern. Leaving the first and last chain as-is, mark the next chains inward with your stitch marker (e.g. CH #2 and CH #29).
RND 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC here and throughout). 5 DC in 4th CH from hook. Beginning with first stitch marker and ending with last marker, make 1 DC in each stitch. In last CH, 6 DC. Beginning with first stitch marker and ending with last marker, make 1 DC in each stitch. SLST to first DC. If changing colors here and throughout, use method in video.
RND 2: CH 3. 1 DC in same space. 2 DC in next 5 DC. Beginning with first stitch marker and ending with last marker, make 1 DC in each stitch. 2 DC in next 6 DC. Beginning with first stitch marker and ending with last marker, make 1 DC in each stitch. SLST to first DC.
RND 3: CH 3. 1 DC in same space. 1 DC in next DC. * 2 DC in next DC, 1 DC in next * Repeat * * to just before stitch marker. As before 1 DC in and between markers. RPT * * to just before stitch marker. 1 DC in and b/w markers. SLST to first DC.
RND 4: CH 3. 1 DC in same space. 1 DC in next 2 stitches. * 2 DC in next DC, 1 DC in next 2 DC * Repeat * * to just before marker. 1 DC in and b/w markers. Repeat * * to just before stitch marker. 1 DC in and b/w markers. SLST to first DC.
RND 5: CH 3. 1 DC in same space. 1 DC in next 3 stitches. * 2 DC in next DC, 1 DC in next 3 DC * Repeat * * to just before marker. 1 DC in and b/w markers. Repeat * * to just before stitch marker. 1 DC in and b/w markers. SLST to first DC.
Continue in pattern, increasing the end semi-circles and contining 1 DC in and b/w stitch markers. Cut and weave in all ends.
Crochet Oval Rag Rug
 
Share on:   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Pinterest   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Facebook   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Google   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Twitter
(Mobile Users: tap on an image you want to Pin)
 
Check out my YouTube video tutorial for how to crochet this bag.
 
Subscribe to my Naztazia YouTube channel to get notified of brand new videos!
 
 
Share on:   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Pinterest   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Facebook   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Google   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Twitter
(Mobile Users: tap on an image you want to Pin)
 
Add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue!
 
Feel free to Contact Me with any questions or comments.
Share this Naztazia Website Page With Others!
Print this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia   Email this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Facebook   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Google   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Pinterest   Add this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia to Your Ravelry Queue   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Twitter   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on StumbleUpon   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Tumblr   Share this Free Pattern from Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on VK
Connect with me on Social Media!
Subscribe to Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on YouTube   Like Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Facebook   Connect with Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Google + Plus   Connect with Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Instagram   Follow Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Twitter   Follow Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Pinterest   Connect with Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on LinkedIN   Connect with Donna Wolfe from Naztazia on Ravelry