Reminiscent of old fashioned rag rugs, a rug crocheted with fabric has an amazing look. The fabric yarn made from rags or fabric adds bright colors to your piece, and the chunkiness of the "yarn" creates thick pieces, perfect for placing as rugs on floors.
Fabric yarn is good for more than just making rugs, though. Silly Old Suitcase walks readers through how to create a beautiful holder for flower pots. The site starts with the basics of creating the fabric yarn with which to crochet and moves forward from there.
Sugar Bee Crafts offers up instructions on how to create an oval rag rug. The first suggestion it makes is that those who desire to crochet with rags need to buy a big hook (this one, for example, would work perfectly).
Not content with just plain baskets, Gallimelmas e Imaginancias adds handles to rectangular and oval baskets.
We Are Scout makes round baskets without handles from fabric yarn. This site points out that you only need to know one stitch to work with fabric, the single crochet. To start your basket or rug, you begin with a magic circle.
Sewing Daisies offers a basket with a different style of handle.
Rag rugs are great because they wear hardily. The bright colors add a cheeriness and warmth to a room that is hard to be captured with other materials. You can also feel good about recycling old material or used sheets when making your fabric yarn. All-in-all, your results will be sure to turn the heads of any who see them. Check out the step-by-step video below by Hobzy for a helpful boost in getting started.