Crocheted Rag Rug

KMO Studio

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I had leftover pillowcases after making pillowcase dresses for the little girls in Haiti and came across this awesome lady whose videos are really clear and easy to follow. So I decided to cut the pillowcases into strips and make rag rugs!

Here are my 2:
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These took under 2 hours to crochet after I had my strips cut from the pillowcases. I cut my strips into approx 1.5" wide and used a P16 1.5mm crochet hook.

The video for cutting the pillowcases into one long strip:
[media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxCK1XzjPVs[/media]

And the video on how to make a rug. There is no set pattern, btw, you have to watch and feel how the rug is turning out to know when to add stitches but it's all done in single crochet with a large hook and isn't complicated:

[media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-ddyuVSTSo[/media]
 
Out of pillowcases, huh? Just like with the dresses, pillowcases are so easy to find at Resale shops & garage sales.
Where do you have them at? Do they shake out good if they get dirty? Can they be thrown in the laundry or would that destroy the pattern?
 
Out of pillowcases, huh? Just like with the dresses, pillowcases are so easy to find at Resale shops & garage sales.
Where do you have them at? Do they shake out good if they get dirty? Can they be thrown in the laundry or would that destroy the pattern?

I gave these away as gifts. What I found was that they really shed a lot of loose threads so I wouldn't advise putting them into a washer/dryer without clogging up the system. I don't know what material wouldn't do that though?
 
I gave these away as gifts. What I found was that they really shed a lot of loose threads so I wouldn't advise putting them into a washer/dryer without clogging up the system. I don't know what material wouldn't do that though?
That makes sense! Maybe a good shaking out would suffice. & if they are easy enough to make, just make more to give away to people lol
 
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