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Secrets of the No-Sew Rag Rug

Secrets of the No-Sew Rag Rug
Thank you for visiting Little House in the Suburbs. If you like what you see, please check out OUR BOOK. I thought that with all of the emphasis on recycling and reusing these days, a no-sew rag rug post would be more common. However, in my own internet research, I find that it’s something of a unicorn. It follows the same principle that we all used in making those funny cotton loop potholders–under, over, under, over. See? No-Sew Homemade Rag Rug (Or trivet, potholder, centerpiece, place mat, what-have-you.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Depending on your material, your rug may not want to lie flat if you turn it too quickly, so you may not get to tuck EVERY strand into the original braid. 6. 7. You can’t see, but there’s SIX strips now. Intermission: WHEW, this is way harder to explain than it is to do! Let’s also pause to learn how to join (slip-knot) strips to each other: Cut a hole in the ends of both strips you want to join. Back to our regularly scheduled tutorial… 8. 9. 9. 10. Ivory Like this:

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DIY Crochet Rug With Yarn & Old T-Shirts This Crochet rugs are made by Olga at olinohobby.com All you need is yarn, old T-shirts & crochet hook. Now the images will guide you trough the process. And that is it simple but really nice! Thank you Olga for this tutorial! Source French Desk Set: Basket Liners I adore being organized. Actually ... I adore dreaming about being organized. I pour over my catalogs from Pottery Barn, Storables and Crate & Barrel, picturing my life neatly tucked away into matching bins and buckets. Super cute sewing tutorials Have you visited Anna Graham's blog Noodlehead yet? If you like to sew things that are so cute you can't stand it, rush right over there. Here's her free tutorial for gathered clutches (also available as a PDF pattern with other styling options for purchase right here.) Or maybe you want a little zippered pouch with a key ring. Tutorial here.

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Varieties Of Braided Rag Rugs Braided rugs are one of the three types of traditional rugs that have remained well known. (The other two are hooked rugs and loom woven rugs.) However, it is only the 3-strand standard braid which is still in widespread use.

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Circular Crochet Rag Rug – Instructions Circular Crochet Rag Rug Tutorial This pattern is for a circular rag rug to illustrate the process of crocheting a rag rug in the round. Once you understand this concept you can then choose a variety of patterns to work with - ovals, squares, rectangles or even a hexagon. A rag rug crochets up fairly quickly but the time consuming aspect is in the preparation. You will need to gather a variety of fabrics to cut and turn into your yarn. Transitions Yoke Cardigan (Becky's Knitting Patterns) Yarn: Queensland Collection Maldive (99yds/91m) shown in Wild Oats; 12 skeins; or any aran weight yarn. Needles: US 6/4.0mm circular 24"/60cm and 16"/40cm. With #6 24" needle, cast on 84 sts.

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