A lot of people love the look of traditional rag rugs, but they're not thrilled with the idea of having to sew together miles and miles of braid with stiff thread and a heavy duty needle. Luckily, you can get a similar result with the same materials much more easily - with crochet!
And better yet, it doesn't require any special stitches or equipment - just single crochet and a size Q hook.
On Sunday, September 11, I'll be teaching a class on the rag rug crochet technique at River Colors Studio. I'll cover fabric selection and preparation, different shapes you can make, how to make an extra-reinforced version that will stand up to heavy wear, and more! I'll provide a written pattern to make a circular rug, and in class we'll work on a project that can either be the beginning of a rug, or a chair pad or trivet if you don't want to make something quite so large.
Call soon to register - there's been a LOT of interest in this project when I've brought it to the sit-and-knits on Saturday afternoons.