This beginner knits rag rug pattern will show you how to knit a rug using old sheets and linens. Its greatest quality is how wonderful the rug feels under your feet. Once you’ve cut old sheets into a continuous strip, the knitting part is a cinch. It requires giant needles and the whole rag rug pattern is knitted in garter stitch so it lays flat on the floor.
Project excerpted from Craftcycle
Finished Size: 25″ × 38″ (63cm × 96cm)
Rag Rug Pattern Instructions:
Step 1 Spread a sheet flat on a large table or the floor. With scissors, remove all the hems so you’re left with a single thickness of fabric. Begin cutting the sheet into 1″ (3cm) strips. To make a continuous strip, follow the diagram above and stop your cuts 1½” (4cm) from the edge. Begin each new cut from the outside edge.
Step 2 Once you’re finished cutting, begin rolling your new fabric yarn into a ball. The larger turning sections will create bulk and add interest to your work. Repeat the process with the remaining sheets until you have several balls of different colors ready to knit.
Step 3 The whole rug is stitched in garter stitch – view our garter stitch tutorial before you begin! Use the following pattern to knit the rug:
a.) Cast on 50 stitches in green.
b.) Garter stitch 7 rows.
c.) Change to brown and garter stitch 11 rows.
d.) Change to turquoise and garter stitch 3 rows.
e.) Change to green and garter stitch 2 rows.
f.) Change to white and garter stitch 15 rows.
g.) Change to brown and garter stitch 3 rows.
h.) Change to green and garter stitch 2 rows.
i.) Change to turquoise and garter stitch 11 rows.
j.) Change to white and garter stitch 7 rows.
k.) Change to green and garter stitch 5 rows.
l.) Change to brown and garter stitch 17 rows.
m.) Change to white and garter stitch 5 rows.
n.) Change to turquoise and garter stitch 5 rows.
o.) Cast off.