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DD's crocheted rag rug

New postby Bama on Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:51 pm

I've tried to teach DD to crochet and knit several times before. She always got frustrated and gave up. YEARS ago I crocheted lots of rag rugs and had several rolls of strips left. She came across them today in my sewing room closet and asked what it was for. I showed her again how to do a single crochet stitch. She finished this rug while we watched a movie tonight. :applause: She said I should have showed her how to use the Q hook the first time around. I told her she can also make quick scarves with that big hook and 3 strands of yarn. I think she's hooked. ;) I was so proud of her I have to share a pic.
Luna thinks it was made just for her. :D
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Re: DD's crocheted rag rug

New postby sewingmom on Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:33 am

Luna looks good on it. Very pretty. Move over Lori...She'll be crochetting (spelling?) up a storm in no time. Tell DD I think she did great job..
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Re: DD's crocheted rag rug

New postby lendube on Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:23 am

And why wouldn't Luna think it's hers?? She looks so beautiful on it. Oh oh, the hookers are multiplying at Lori's house. Great job!
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Re: DD's crocheted rag rug

New postby DorothyL on Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:42 am

Oh oh, the hookers are multiplying at Lori's house.


It's getting to be a real cat house!! :o :o

Great rug. I love the rug. it goes well with the black cats.

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Re: DD's crocheted rag rug

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:48 am

Great Project. We are very proud of DD! ! Cat looks beautiful on 'her' new resting place ! !
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Re: DD's crocheted rag rug

New postby Bama on Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:04 pm

Lennie and Dorothy, you two crack me up. :lol: That was a nice laugh after a typical Monday at work. ;)

LeapFrog Libby wrote:Great Project. We are very proud of DD! ! Cat looks beautiful on 'her' new resting place ! !


I am very proud of her. :D I knew she would find interest in sewing and crafting again. She loved it when she was younger, then had better things to do for a few years. Now she wants to make something almost every weekend. She worked for a while on another rug made of t-shirt yarn she cut up from her old t-shirts after we cleaned out her closet. The edges are a little wonky so she put it aside for next weekend. She started the second one in a circle instead of an oval. I think I'll pull out the wavy part and fix it for her before she comes back home. :think:
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Re: DD's crocheted rag rug

New postby kjh9835 on Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:32 pm

Nice job.

My Gram used to make those rag rugs, I think mom still has a couple of them but haven't seen them in awhile. Gram had them in every room of her apartment. I have one of those big hooks somewhere around here, wouldn't it be neat if I figured out how to do them and make one for mom for Christmas? I used to be able to crochet but haven't in years b/c I can't look down that long, it hurts my neck but using a big hook, it wouldn't take long (would it?)

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Re: DD's crocheted rag rug

New postby Bama on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:13 pm

No, it wouldn't take long with a Q hook. DD made this one in about 2 hours.
Sheets from the thrift store are good for making the strips. T-shirt yarn is even quicker and easier to crochet, once you get the shirts cut into yarn strips. You cut a continuous strip from the bottom 2/3 of each t-shirt. There's lots of tutorials online for cutting t-shirt yarn.
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Re: DD's crocheted rag rug

New postby lendube on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:55 pm

Bama wrote: She worked for a while on another rug made of t-shirt yarn she cut up from her old t-shirts after we cleaned out her closet. The edges are a little wonky so she put it aside for next weekend. She started the second one in a circle instead of an oval. I think I'll pull out the wavy part and fix it for her before she comes back home. :think:


The idea of t-shirt yarn was intriguing so I did a quick search. Check this out. http://mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple.bl ... -yarn.html Seems like fun. I've got gobs and gobs of t-shirts around here. Might be fun to try.

And yes, Lori, Dorothy and I do try our best to brighten your day! :D
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Re: DD's crocheted rag rug

New postby bridesmom on Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:52 pm

Wow, you are sure hooking it up at your house!!!
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