Crochet and rope rugs are fun, functional, decorative, and a great way to use up odds and ends, as well as yarn that’s too scratchy for anything else. Now that the sun is shining and lovely breezes are blowing, interiors can start to feel a little drab and dusty. A colorful rug might be just the answer you’re looking for.
So instead of having to settle for a design that you’re not totally in love with, or having to spend way too much for that dream design, do the (not so) unthinkable and actually make your own rug.
Bath Rug With Rope
These clotheslines work perfect for this crocheted rug. They’ve got just just enough softness and loft and are still stiff enough to feel worthy of rug material. Get the tutorial at Mama in a Stitch.
Sea Turtle Rug
A perfect rug for children’s rooms, particularly with any sort of ocean or reptile theme. So fun! Get the tutorial at Ravelry.
Painted Rope Rug
Sturdy rope and silicone paint combine to make a rug that can stand up to wet shoes and boots. Use thick rope and silicone paint to create a chic doormat that will add a splash of color to any entryway. Get the tutorial at HGTV.
Mandala Floor Rug
Isn’t this just gorgeous?! Lovely in pink, but easily done in a neutral or darker color as well. You can make it from Zpaghetti or make your own T-shirt yarn! Get the tutorial at Tuts+.
DIY Rope Art
This tutorial is technically for rope wall art, but the results could totally be a rug. Glue together a rug with charmingly uneven ends, or just paint a ready-made one. Get the tutorial at Brit + Co.
DIY Nautical Knot Doormat
You can go full-nautical by using sailing or lobster ropes, but these also look lovely when done with a natural jute or sisal. Get the tutorial at Cornmaiden.