Sunday, February 7, 2016

Oval Rag Rug - Lickety Split

Hi. So glad your here to check out my latest project. How do you like the title. Weird word eh? Lickety. I can't remember when I actually said it out loud. How bizarre.

Anyhow. I made this beautiful red crocheted rag rug for my daughter Cole. I always thought purple was her favorite color but I guess when it comes to home decor red is it. I love red so that's why I called this rug gorgeous.

crocheted oval rag rug.Isn't Penelope cute? She is a recent addition to Cole's little family. 

If you are interested, this is my daughter's blog HERE. Yah she looks like her Dad.



Actually Cole has been waiting patiently for this rug for a very long time. I had the material about a year ago and it just sat in my closet waiting for me to rip it up.

crocheted oval rag rug.Sometimes the fibers from material play havoc on my sinuses and I end up with a severe headache. I know I could cut it with scissors and avoid the whole pain thing but I love how a rag rug looks with all those strands mussing it up.

As with most things, once I started ripping it didn't take long to get it done. Especially with the help of my adorable granddaughter.

I used a cotton blend queen size duvet cover to make this rug. It ended up being the perfect size to make a 24" x 36" oval rug. Perfect. Just what Cole wanted.

crocheted round rag rug.I somehow forgot to get pictures of this project so I asked Cole to send me a couple. Good thing too or else you'd never get to meet Penelope. 

Cole says she loves it and her new rag rug already has a home in her kitchen in front of the sink. It's great for those tootsies - squishy and warm.

Crocheted Granny Square BlanketOh I almost forgot to tell you. I am so forgetful these days. I used a great big thick crochet hook for this project. You can find more details on how to make a rag rug right HERE.

I wanted to show you the blanket I made for Cole. Isn't it gorgeous? Red. I love it. If you want to know how to make it follow the link HERE.



Oh my gosh. I am so happy right now. Megin from VMG206 has featured my rag rug!




And I am super excited to have my rug featured at Crafting Along. Thanks Maz.


I love to read your opinions and comments. It makes my day. 

Bye for now. 

Wishing you the best, Darlene

My apologies, all anonymous comments are deleted due to an excessive amount of spam.


30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous rug and blanket, Darlene. That red is so cheerful on a winter day.

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    1. Thank you Susan. Red is cheerful - that's probably why I love the color so much.

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  2. Really nice rug! And I just love that photo with the doggy. So adorable.

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  3. lovely reds! great images too - my reds usually don't photo well. I have some items stashed for rag rugs, guess I should get on it!! What a cute furbaby, I bet she would love to play with my Macy!

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  4. Did you know that purple used to be a shade that we would consider red today? I haven't done a rag rug for years and years. The red looks amazing.

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    1. I did not know that. Thanks for sharing that tidbit of information. :)

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  5. I love the red! What a great project. I've never attempted to make one. I'm going to check out your link on how to do it.

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    1. Looks like the three of us love red. It's just so bright and cheery.

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  6. Oh my gosh Darlene. This is amazing! We bought a similar round rug for a friend's bridal shower. How special it would have been to hand make it!

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    1. And it is so easy to make. You need to know just one stitch - single crochet.

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  7. Hi Darlene, I love your rug and the pretty blanket you made. The dog is adorable. Thanks for joining and sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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    1. Hi Julie thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. Penelope is a real cutie.

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  8. I love my red rag rug! Suits my colourful kitchen perfectly :) And I love my red blanket, too, lol.

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  9. This is beautiful, Darlene. And I love your model, too! I'll have to check out the tutorial and see how you did this!
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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    1. Thanks so much Virginia. I'm looking forward to seeing my rug featured on your blog.

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  10. Darlene, I love this idea and your rug is awesome! And so is your cute little furry buddy :) Pinned, tweeted and shared all around! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thanks Laurie for your sweet compliment and for sharing on your social media. Best wishes Darlene

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  11. Red is my decorating color, too! :) After we had been in this house about a two months, my husband suggested we start looking at a few different colors on the color wheel. ;-)

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    1. After red, my second favorite wall color is a deep mustard yellow. I had all through my house - living room, dining area and halls. Good luck on picking more colors

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  12. This is so great!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  13. That is adorable!! I so hope to learn to crochet one day! :) Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

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    1. If you ever decide to give crocheting a try this would be a great beginner project because you only need to know how to do a single crochet - the most basic of all stitches.

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  14. I like that you used the red color. It turned out fabulous.

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    1. Thanks. It seems to be my daughter's fav color too.

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