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« on: January 04, 2007 06:15:03 PM »

Okay, I have no idea if this is a possible fix, but my mom's mom made this rug and my mom LOVED it and one day during the washer and dryer it got these huge ripped holes. Are there any suggestions on how to fix it or what possible stitch was used so I can repair it or what? I need your expert advice.

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2007 08:11:45 PM »



Ok,, I don't claim to know how to fix this,, hard to tell unless I have it in my hand but.  This is what it looks like to me.  I flipped your image upside down.  You can see the stitch definition real well on the orange row.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007 11:08:34 AM »

Whoo, boy! I don't know if you're going to be able to fix it... It looks like the original yarn is totally destroyed in those places. You'd have to buy new yarn & match the colors & crochet in a new row somehow to keep it from unravelling further. That sucks big time.
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2007 02:04:38 PM »

Yeah, I know it's in horrible shape.

Thanks funkyhooker for showing me the possible stitches used, that helps a lot.  Grin

Anjelle, I agree. Do you think it might be possible to match the color and make a new one? Just wondering.

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2007 03:56:19 PM »

I think you should just pull out the entire damaged row and replace it with a similar color.  Don't try to match it.
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2007 04:02:09 PM »

Yeah, I think I might just do that. Thanks for the advice
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2007 07:52:43 PM »

This is not the prettiest idea anyone's suggested, I'll tell you that much.
You could try buying a yarn needle, before you decide to destroy the rug and start over. Then just try to find matching colors and sew it back together. If it doesn't look decent enough your best bet is to just take apart those rows like funkyhooker suggested.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2007 02:08:45 PM »

I'm not really sure what to do though. I'm thinking that I might just make a new one and figure out the pattern from looking at the old rug.
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2007 02:10:33 PM »

I bet you could just rip out the yellow and green rows and re-crochet them with new yarn.
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