Originally Posted by ThirdEyeMom
Can you tell me how you made your rag rugs? Are they crocheted or braided? Can you approximate how much fabric you'd need for a certain size. I love the red!
Surely! (And so sorry about the big gap in time responding back to this...)
All of the rugs I make are crocheted!
Flat sheets and huge pillow cases are the best to use. With the flat sheets: I fold them in half lengthwise and then cut into 1/2 inch long strips. Knot the ends together, then roll into a ball to crochet. When I'm working with plain and patterned sheets, I generally knot-as-I-go to gauge where I end and begin my rounds with each. This rug
I made is an example of what I'm explaining. Having not kept track of sheets vs. rug size - I'm going to guesstimate that it takes approximately 3-4 twin size flat sheets for a 4' diameter round rug. Don't quote me on that
but I'm pretty sure that's been the norm. I also naturally crochet with a tight tension if that matters too.
Smaller projects are fun and easier to prepare for crocheting when using pillow cases. Lay flat and cut your strips side to side giving you "loops". Then you just hook them together - cutting out the whole process of having to tie knots. Keep in mind the fabric will be doubled now though... so you may want to narrow the strip down to smaller than 1/2" wide.