Ginger Hendrix from Wienerdog Tricks shows you how easy it is to make a Crochet Fabric Rug in this video, which includes Ginger’s signature style of humor, ease and her awesome make-it-work attitude.

Use yardage that you just can’t seem to find a good use for in your sewing, incorporate your old sheets or find thrifted fabric to make these sturdy, washable rugs. All you need is extra fabric and a large crochet hook (Ginger recommends a P-size hook). Even if you’ve never crocheted before you can easily make these, and an older child would probably have lots of fun with a small version of this project too.


Visit Wienerdog Tricks for more from Ginger, including info on her new book, Time to Make: Throw Yourself at Your Creative Life. Ginger writes,

    “You don’t have time. Or space. You might not make any money at it; so why bother making something? Why sew or carve or glue or draw? Because our souls were made to. The steady-hearted place that comes with making seems to still our souls: our hands moving, the hamsters that usually ride stationary bikes in our heads strangely calmed. And that experience is a vastly more important thing to foster than anything we actually produce. Time to Make lobs a question you might need to ask yourself: why wait any longer to grab the creative life you’re meant to have?”

Learn more about the book and check out Ginger crocheting “rugs with strangers” at the recent SLO Maker Faire.

Tell us if you make a rug in the comments!