Rag Rug Afghan
Title: Rag rug afghan
'Rag-rug' Afghan (a multi colored crocheted afghan to use up all those
scraps... heavy weight. Looks sort of like a rag rug when it's finished.
Originally saw the idea in an old BH&G.
This version makes a good couch
throw and when made with Sayelle type yarns is machine washable and
dryable.) Directions are *very* general.
Materials: *lots* of off-white worsted weight yarn.. mixing non-matching
dye lots and even different brands won't matter, but don't mix wool, etc
A couch size (6 x 5 foot) took about 14 skeins.
Odds and ends of various colored worsted weight yarn to equal the amount of
off-white - the more colors, the better. You can even use 2 strands of
sport yarn in place of 1 strand of worsted weight.
Equipment: Size 'P' crochet hook (probably the only important part of the
directions.. a 'K' hook makes it too tight and stiff, a 'Q' too loose,
besides being a hard size hook to handle.)
With one strand of white and one strand of colored yarn, make a chain as
long as you want the afgan wide. Single crochet in the 2nd ch (1st chain
becomes the turning ch 1) from hook and in each chain across. Chain 1,
Sc (single crochet) in each sc, ending with sc in the turning ch 1. (note:
if you miss the last sc in the turning ch 1, the afgan will become
Repeat last row, changing colored yarn as desired or when a ball runs out.
To change colors, tie the two pieces of yarn together in an overhand knot
leaving 2 to 3 inch ends.
Continue working until the knot is up against
the hook. Stretch the loose ends of yarn along the top of the previous row
and work over them as you proceed to sc in each sc. Trim off any tag ends
sticking out afterwards.
Keep going until you're out of yarn or it's the length you want, whichever