This is a resource page for all of my wonderful students. Making rugs using scrap fabric is a fairly time honored frugal activity. I don't want to reinvent the wheel so ... here are some links to help you remember what you learned in class.
A Pattern to help you along
During class we realized the pattern I used for all of my rug is a bit too intuitive for beginners and I was lucky enough to have a student with more circular know how and she shared a formula for making flat circles, that is brilliant and easy to remember.
sl sp= Slip Stitch
sc= Single Crochet
Make a Slip Knot
1. Chain 3
2. Join the ring with a sl st, ch 1 and then sc x6x into the ring, join the circle with a sl st.
3. ch 1, (It may be useful at this stage to start marking the beginning of your round with a marker). sc 2x into each st, then join with a sl st - Move you marker
4. ch 1, *sc into 2 st, sc 2x into one stitch* ** rep to end, join with sl st - Move marker
5. ch 1, *sc into 3 st, sc 2x into one stitch* ** rep to end, join with sl st - Move marker
Now begin working in the round (no more ch at beg of row and no more sl st)
*sc into 4 st, sc 2x into one stitch** rep to end - Move marker
*sc into 5 st, sc 2x into one stitch** rep to end - Move marker
*sc into 6 st, sc 2x into one stitch** rep to end - Move marker
*sc into 7 st, sc 2x into one stitch** rep to end - Move marker
for the rest of the rug you will add another sc before you do 2x sc in one stitch
Sugar Bee's Tutorial
Craft Stylish is making her rug with old tee shirts but the idea is the same and she has great pictures.
Dream a Little Bigger is making a rectangle rug and she over dyes some of the fabric.
Oh! if you forgot how to actually crochet this tutorial will help.
King Soleil has some beautiful examples of ways you can step up your second, third...rug.