Did a big bunch of you somehow get bitten by a rug-making bug at the same time? I'm wondering this based on some of the recent contents of my email in-box and my content submission forms, which are packed with questions about rug making, pictures of completed rugs y'all have made, and inspiration and ideas for future rug-making projects. I'm feeling impressed, inspired and even a little overwhelmed by all the amazing rugs I'm seeing and communicating about. I just have to share!
Isn't this rug amazing?!
I think this abstract geometric crocheted rug is absolutely spectacular -- a must-see piece submitted by a talented and highly creative artisan. This page is definitely, definitely worth the click!
Important Note: About.com's page templates display the photo of this rug at a teeny, tiny size that does not do the piece any justice at all. I'm so sorry about that; it's beyond my control. BUT, if you click on the photo to enlarge it, you'll be treated to the full-sized photo. I recommend doing this so you can see more of the intricate details of this interesting piece.
Elizabeth emailed me wanting to know what size crochet hook I recommend for crocheting rag rugs. I've answered her question to the best of my ability, and I invite you to share your experiences as well -- especially if you have significant experience with crocheting rag rugs. The way I see it, rag rug making is a time-consuming venture, and this is a great topic to get a variety of different opinions about. I'm sure many of you have interesting insights to share.
Here's our list of free rag crochet patterns; it contains links to different patterns found all over the Internet. I've designed and contributed one of the rug patterns on the list, a pattern for a small rectangular-shaped area rug. I love the look of it and am proud of my completed rug, but if that particular style isn't quite the look you're going for, please do have a look through the entire list; it features free patterns and tutorials for many different shapes, styles and textures of rugs. I recently updated the list with new pattern links. So even if you've looked at this page before, you'll hopefully discover some new things you haven't seen before.
Not every rug is a rag rug, so this list of rug patterns covers a wider range of free patterns. It includes rugs made with a variety of different materials including eco cotton yarn, Red Heart Super Saver, rug yarn and more.