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« on: July 12, 2007 07:48:19 AM »

I made this rug for my friend from old sheets.



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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2007 07:59:22 AM »

 Shocked woah!! that is soooo cool!! how did you crochet with old sheets, just cut it into little strips like yarn?? man, that is awesome, i am going to send this to my mom so she can make me one too!! great job, i love the colors and that is a very thoughtful gift for your friend!

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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2007 08:00:02 AM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2007 08:49:36 AM »

That's very cool! Love the stripes!
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007 09:38:41 AM »

Wow! That's great.
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2007 10:45:23 AM »

Thanks everyone. 

I tore the pieces into one inch strips and tied them together with a disappearing knot that my grandmother taught me.  All of the colors are solid colors, with white strips in between, and the inside and outside rows are patterned.  There are about 40 rows in this rug.
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2007 04:21:45 AM »

hi....I make lots of these rugs and would love to know how to do the disappearing knot.....thanks
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2007 09:53:34 AM »

One day I'll learn how to do this. I've got a rug my grandma made for me about 30 years ago. They hold up really well.
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2007 10:14:33 PM »

hi....I make lots of these rugs and would love to know how to do the disappearing knot.....thanks


It's kind of hard to explain, so I hope you can visualize.

You take the two pieces of fabric and place them one on top of the other.  You then fold them together and cut a small slit through both pieces.  Then take the other end of the bottom piece and run it up through the two slits and pull it tight.

I don't know if that's clear enough.  Let me know.
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2007 01:17:41 PM »

hey! i love that rug, i'm actually thinking of learning to crochet so i can make one for my new room!! do you know approximately how much fabric you used and how big it turned out??

and here is a picture of the disappearing knot i found in a 1978 book "Rugmaking" by Better Homes and Gardens that i "stole" from  my grandma  Wink :



there are also instructions for 2 other methods for joining the fabric invisibly.

pm me if you want a bigger picture to see better.  Smiley

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