DIY Area Rug

Zest it Up
by Zest it Up
3 Materials
I LOVE the 99 Cent store, don’t you? I find myself roaming the aisles and getting lost in thought as I figure out ways to use the constantly rotating inventory. I do not strike gold every time, but when I do…man! I feel like a thrift warrior with crafty ways!!
This little project had me bowing to an imaginary standing ovation. LOL Seriously, I just kinda dug finding something to get crafty with that would solve a need in my home
Creating a basic slip knot, I attached the yarn to my crochet hook. I do not think hook size is crazy important, just avoid huge hooks. A “G” size is perfect.
Now, instead of doing the usual crochet thing of creating a chain, jab the hook through your rugs. I lined up the edges of to rugs, and inserted through both edges. You will do a basic stitch by wrapping the yarn around the hook and pulling it through…and then wrapping it one more time to pull it through the remaining loops on the hook. You should wind up with only one loop on your hook.
Since my rug seam was kinda thick, I made sure to create one chain in-between stabbing through the rugs and doing a basic stitch.
So…, ch 1, sc, ch1, sc, ch1…and so on!
I love the texture of the seam! It goes so well with the rag weave and fringe.
I used four rugs for this rug, but the sky is the limit. I used six rugs to create a large area rug for Evangeline’s room.
It is kind of nice knowing that you can make an affordable rug without having to spend hours crafting it from scratch. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Get thrifty this weekend!
Zest it Up
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  • Geegee Geegee on Jul 26, 2021

    What did you put under the rug to keep it from sliding around on that slick floor when you step or walk on it?

  • Carolina's Art Carolina's Art on Jul 27, 2021

    It seems to me that you would be tripping constantly with the seam sticking up like that, no?

  • MISSMAC IN TX MISSMAC IN TX on Jul 07, 2022

    using a loose 1/2 inch blanket stitch to meet the two edges together will give you a flat seam that is secure, but hidden?

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  • Brenda Brenda on Jul 07, 2022

    I will definitely try this. Brilliant idea.

  • Crissie Crissie on Jul 12, 2022

    I tried this and it worked great! I also got dollar store shelf liner and hot glued it to the back of the rug corners to keep it from slipping. Works like a charm 😁