The rags in your scrap pile can find new life with this Brilliant DIY Rag Rug. This simple but inspiring DIY rug can be made from old T-shirts, your favorite cardigan with the gaping hole in it, or your child's outgrown pair of leggings. Not only is this a great way to re-purpose old fabric, it's a great chance to relive the memories attached to those old rags. Whatever combination of fabrics you come up with, this beginner crochet pattern is easy to follow and will leave you with a stunning rug ideal for a bathroom or entryway.
Estimated Cost: Under $10
Time to Complete: Weekend project
Primary Technique: Crochet
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Project Type: Make a Project
For this project you will need: HOOK: 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US YARN: All the scrap yarn colors were worsted weight yarn 4 ply US, 10 ply AU Also the Off white color I used in between as well. I was able to get 10 rows of Off white before I had to change to a new skein. I used 2 and a 1/2 skeins of it, but I didn’t make a border. If you wish to, then I would grab a third. I didn’t want to use much of this color because it’s a scrap yarn afghan and don’t want you to have to go get more yarn. About the color pattern Since this pattern uses scrap yarn, I won’t be telling you which colors to use. I used this color wheel to help me organize my color choices. I’ve never been a fan of the mixed color of scrap yarn afghans so I decided to do mine in a more organized fashion starting with my Maroons, Reds, Oranges, Browns, Yellows, Golds, Greens, Blues, Purples, Pinks and back to the beginning of the color list. Feel free to go with what feels right to you. This Jagged Scrap yarn afghan is made using a stitch I discovered while playing around with yarn. I don’t know why all my discovered stitches mostly use two stitches to create and this one is no different. Lol. But other than the butterfly stitch this one is surely the most easiest one to recreate! Let me take you step by step on how to make this stitch so you can use it in making your own scrap yarn afghan to use up some of your left over wool.
Yes, it is possible to make this easy weekend crochet afghan in just two days. Pair this soft, bulky yarn with a large crochet hook and you are all set to start and finish this pattern in the same weekend. Double Crochet V-Stitch. Normally, the V-Stitch has a chain 1 or 2 in the middle. Since this yarn is bulky, I opted not to work any chain stitched between the two double crochet stitches that make up the V-Stitch. While the yarn is bulky, the blanket itself is not thick. The larger crochet hook paired with the open and lacy stitch makes an afghan with a gorgeous drape that has a soft and squishy feel too.
What to do with all those piles of scrap yarn collecting in the scrap box ? We all have a box that has some or ever more than some balls of yarn from previous completed crochet blankets. Here is a quick baby blanket pattern for the use if all those scrap balls around the house. Start your pattern of with your smallest ball of scrap yarn and add your bigger balls of yarn as you go along. Pattern Information Yarn 100 % Cotton scrap balls Approx Skeins 15 x 120m skeins Crochet Hook : 4mm (G-6) Pattern written in : US terms Finished Size : 105 cm x 80 cm
The Easy Weekend Baby Blanket uses super bulky yarn and a size Q crochet hook to work up this project easily in a weekend. The body of the blanket is worked in the crunch stitch, which is a combination of half double crochet and slip sts. The simple border is made up of only single crochet, so even someone new to crocheting can create this simple blanket. Uses Big Twist yarn and makes a great baby shower gift.