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Monday, 19 February 2018

From rags to riches!

I really love the idea of making something new out of something old.
I know many before me have perfected the art too. My first attempts at recycling rags has been making crochet mats and rugs.
 I got the idea while I was cleaning out my linen cupboard.
I watched a few YouTube videos to learn how, after checking out many great examples of #ragrugs on Instagram.

So far I have made two circular rugs and one rectangular mat.
I have given two of these away as presents and keep the red and blue one at home in my kitchen.
After cutting up the fabric into strips you join them either by sewing or knotting, creating a ball of 'yarn' to be creative with.
I look forward to making more rugs and mats. In the meantime I am following some wonderful makers that you should follow too. Happy crafting!

Have a look at these:


  1. These are so great, I've made a couple in the past and I have an epic on in mind (just waiting on a big crochet hook to come in the mail!) It's so nice to be able to re-purpose things :)

  2. My mother used to make these and I have tried but mine always laid flat for a while and then started getting very wonky, LOL. Yours are beautiful. I especially like the red one.
    Have a sweet day.
    Connie :)

    1. Thanks Connie! I found that if you wash the rug after making it and dry it flat then it keeps the shape. I hope you are having a sweet day too :) Ames