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Area Rugs : Contemporary, Handmade, Crochet

Craft Ideas Books, Crochet Patterns, Rugs

No kidding. Recycle a bed sheet, a few t-shirts, a sweater or 4, buy durable nylon rope,… or simply crochet with some wool yarn…. and make one or more modern area rugs in a dash.

grass rug ~ free crochet pattern - Area Rugs

I am sure you’ve all seen the grass crochet rug that we’ve featured a while ago?!! Today, I am going to feast your yes on some other great ideas. For most, you really don’t need a pattern, but a load of creative inspiration instead, and patience. However, some… yes, … some rugs …. are really fast to make. You don’t even patience. See the lovely heart rag rug below? It was made in a day!

While ‘fast and easy’ is important, it’s fun to make a whole bunch of crochet ‘bits’ over time, such as the rough rectangles or the crochet flowers. Then, one day, sew them all together. That’s how granny used to made her famous blankets…

Some interesting crochet rug designs for you (and me):


The Rug

crochet area rugs

Image credit | source: Patricia Urquiola

The Details

Great Crochet rug, heh?! The flowers and leaves that form the rug are hand-crocheted and then sewn by hand to a synthetic net backing.
Designed by Patricia Urquiola, Eliana Gerotto, Milan, Italy (patriciaurquiola.com)
Rope yarn for outdoor use and in wool for indoor use (i.e. 100% polyolefins or 80% new wool, 20% polyamide).

The Rug

crochet area rag rugs


The Details

Image credit | source: Aze Design, Poland

£450

 

The Rug

crochet area rug


The Details

by Jean of ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’
Made from rope, by hand

The Rug

crochet area rugs


The Details

Rug by HandmadePretties. No longer for sale.

The Rug

crochet area rugs
area rug


The Details

By Amy Lane (https://amylane.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/crochet-rug/)

The Rug

pebble crochet rugsy


The Details

Pebbles rug by Rock Pool Candy

The Rug

Crochet Rugs

crochet spiral rugs


The Details

Image left: by Sarah London
 

Once you know how to crochet spirals, which is not hard at all.

heart  crochet rag rugs


The Details

By the former ’Good Times I think so’ blog at Blogspot

Cochet rag rug
made in a day: wow!

The Rug

crochet rugs


The Details

Not sure if it is crochet on top, but I love the look and thought it would make a great crochet rug….
what do you think?

The Rugs

crochet owl rugs

crochet sock monkey rug


The Details

These two crochet animal floor rugs are adorable area rugs for kids rooms:
a crochet owl rug and classic sock monkey area rug.

The first one is by AdaIha at Tumble. The second by by Peanut butter Dynamite on Etsy (“https://www.etsy.com/listing/36841135/crochet-sock-monkey-rug). The sock monkey rug is 31.5″ tall X 28” wide. These rugs have been sold. However, the crochet patterns of both the owl and the sock monkey rug could be reverse-engineered if you are a bit crochet savvy. If you are interested in me doing so, I will write you a pattern for either. Leave me a comment below.


NEWSFLASH #1: my sock monkey cup cozy crochet pattern is now in the patterns shop for sale, or learn more about this easy sock monkey knitting pattern.

NEWSFLASH #2: rather than selling/giving away the pattern for someone else’s design, I decided it would be better karma (and cuter) to design my own rugs. So, I did. My super-adorable sock monkey rug demo model is now finished and the crochet pattern for it will be posted on this blog September 2015. Stay tuned.


My Next Step

OK. As you can tell, my basic area rug research is now done. Let me ask you: Which rugs do you like the most?

I like the idea of starting with just a basic shape, like a circle, and then let the project evolve into something. I think that’s what I’ll do. And looking at all these amazing contemporary designer rugs, I also know that I’m going to have the project take some time.

As well, I like to bring more meaningful symbols in my life, so I think that I’m going to crochet a giant OM symbol, with other swirls or mini-symbols around.

I have been needing an area rug for some time now. We have a mix-matching Mexican rug, which I had covered with calico fabric last year, for some comfort to the eyes and warm feet. However, it looked like a dust cover over an expensive rug, rather than a ‘rug’ all by itself. So, now that I have a base, and a color that I love, I have to come up with my rug design for this winter, or actually, sooner.

I love to use my growing stash of recycled socks for this purpose, but, I’m afraid that there won’t be enough of them as they are used up in so many (ongoing) craft / DIY projects now, some of which I never told you about, such as my peace symbol handbag…. Next Spring I’ll feature it.

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