15 April 2021

Rags 2 Riches

My April goal, in addition to finishing a WIP, is to finish a block a day. Doesn't matter what block. Doesn't matter if it's a WIP or new. Just finish a block each day. If I can.

I took a two-day break from Lizard Toes blocks last weekend because I got tired of walking past my huge mountain of selvedges. Really tired. I decided it was time to get rid of them.

This isn't even a fraction of the stash I separated out into color groups. I stitched half the selvedges together Friday night and began crocheting.

Saturday night I stitched the rest of the selvedges together, and finished up the rug. And now I don't have a stash of selvedges to annoy me while I'm trying to get things done anymore. At least until I start using up some of the untrimmed fabric in my stash, right?

You may do whatever you'd like with rugs you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!

Materials: Approximately 34 yards of selvedges or fabric cut into approximately 1-inch strips to make "yarn", size Q (or desired large) crochet hook, scissors, sewing machine and/or sewing needle, sewing thread

Rags 2 Riches Rug Instructions

Make "yarn" by sewing, tying or looping strips into one extremely long piece. (I machine-stitched my ends together.) For convenience and to prevent tangled messes, roll "yarn" into ball as you go.

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring; do not join on this or any of the rounds that follow. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around for a total of 12 sc.

Round 3: [3 sc in next sc, sk next sc] 6 times for a total of 18 sc, 1 sc in next sc.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 4: [3 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc] 6 times.

Round 5: [3 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc dec across next 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc] 6 times.

Rounds 6-desired width of project: [3 sc in next hexie tip sc, 1 sc in each of next hexie side sc, dec 1 st on each side, trying to to repeat decs directly above dc in previous Round] 6 times. Continue in this pattern until desired width of project is attained. Bind off. Weave in ends. For added strength, st a few sewing stitches by hand or by machine through beg and final ends

Linking up with Alycia Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


  1. LOVE the rug! Nicely done.

  2. Your rug is wonderful. I just handwashed my crocheted run yesterday and had thought about posting it but didn't seeing yours sure made me smile. I love the shape of yours.

  3. Oh my gosh!! how great!! Now.... how do you crochet!! haha!!


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