Have a room that's looking a little blah? A crochet rug might be exactly what you need to brighten it up!
Crochet rugs work well in a variety of rooms. You can use them as bath mats, kitchen rugs or fun rugs for kid's rooms. Place one in an empty hallway for instant color or use one to fill the empty floor space in the living room.
Many crochet rug patterns encourage using up your stash, so you can make one without breaking the bank. And remember: the thicker the yarn, the quicker you'll be able to stitch it up. It's a great weekend project!
5 Spirals Rug
The stitches on this rug create a cool spiral pattern that would look great in any room. The rug was stitched using a T-shirt yarn, so you can create your own or find a super bulky cotton to take its place. Just be sure the fiber is durable and easy to wash!
This rug is clearly calling out to your yarn stash. Use bits and pieces of whatever colors you have to bust your stash and make bright, cheery home decor while you're at it. For a rug that's consistent and even, use yarns from your stash that are the same weight. You can mix different weights, of course, but the result will be different.
Choose the yarn weight and hook for this rug depending on how big you'd like it. Designer Joke Decorte even suggests making a giant version of the pattern that can serve as a blanket! It's perfect for a kid's room or a room that just needs a little something special. The pattern includes instructions on making the rug non-slip — very important if you plan to place it on a hardwood or tile floor.
The Dahlia Rug
This rug has a lot of texture, making it squishy under your feet. The rug is crocheted square by square and then seamed together, so it's easy to create a custom size for any space. Remember that if you're going to launder your rug frequently, use a yarn that's easy to care for and can be easily washed.
African Flower T-Rug
This rug uses T-shirt yarn , so it works up quickly. You can make your own T-shirt yarn using old shirts you no longer wear, or you can buy pre-made T-shirt yarn. The light pastels used here are perfect for a bright kid's room, but I'd also love to work this one up in some primary colors!
Alicia Doily Rug
The foundation stitches of crochet will come in handy when you're stitching this pattern. Crocheting the rug in white gives it that classic doily style, but don't be afraid to test out crazier colors and even combinations of different colors.
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