I was looking through design sponge scholarship submissions and came across something I fell in love with a GIGUNDUS crochet rug. Instead of the traditional crochet rug where you work in a round it’s made in a lacey flower pattern.
I’m definitely going to be making one of these out of some of the t-shirts I’m getting rid of. I am currently purging my closet as best as I can and am finding different ways to reuse the material. One of them being a random fabric quilt I saw on Martha Stewarts handmade gift guide.
I need to buy a giant crochet hook to make a giant rag rug and I think I found the one I want on etsy.
It’s a 6″ wooden crochet hook the biggest size I normally use is probably 1/4″ so it should be interesting to work with. This is the etsy shop that has it.
I also found a blog post here on how to crochet a rag rug. I’ll be using this technique of cutting the t-shirts to make yarn just thicker than they did.
For the design of the rug itself I’ll most likely use a crochet flower pattern from my book “Stitch and Bitch: Happy Hooker” It’s a great crochet book and I highly recommend it! The flower in the book is a small brooch sized flower but made with the large needles and thick yarn will turn out huge hopefully. I’ll post it when I get started on it. Should be really fun!