rag rug complete!

It's done! It's heavy and I killed my wrist and hand crocheting it but I think I sorta like it. It falls in the yum/yuck category for sure. A great stash busting project and it came together pretty quick. I ripped 1.5-2 inch strips. 12mm crochet hook. Magic loop to start. Single crochet around into previous round with a single crochet between each. Final round 2 single crochets between. That's about it. Thanks to Jodie for the inspiration, check out the flickr group for other's rugs!

Rag rug finished

Rag rug along

The awesomeness that is Jodie is hosting a rag rug along. I saw the girls (Fi, Bianca, Jodie & Kate) talking about it on twitter and was tempted. Then thought nah. Don't have the time etc. Then Saturday night watching a movie I couldn't just sit there and so out came the scraps and I started ripping. I snipped and ripped 1.5ish inch strips. Measured the first strip and then got over that and guessed the rest.

I started with the plait method and used the technique Jodie was using for slipping the strip through the previous round. I couldnt get it to work, definitely an issue with me! So I decided I'd crochet it. Magic loop to start and then single crochet to get around and slip stitch to join in a circle. I single crochet around and then started adding a single crochet between each crochet into previous round. This is so I could crochet into the gap created by this single crochet. Easier on my hands. If I make a 2nd it will be using the plait, I've given myself a stiff arm/shoulder/hand crocheting it! Here's  my progress since Saturday, it's one hefty rug. Thanks ladies for the inspiration and excuse these terribly dark iphone pictures.

Rag rug progress. Looks a little rough.

#ragrug progress. Hookin away. Killing my forearm.

Last pic of the night. Off to bed. #ragrug

Progress. With #pug assistance. #ragrug

Sunday night progress. #ragrug