How To: Make a DIY Braided Chevron Rug!

By: Capreek Feb 08, 2012

created at: 02/08/2012

I love this DIY chevron rug for two reasons*: it combines the artistic and colorful effect of this gorgeous if not impractical rope rug with the ease and eco-friendliness of this recycled rag rug.  It's the best of both worlds, people!   

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Brittany Jepsen, who writes one of my favorite blogs The House That Lars Built, recently created this super awesome braided rug -- and you can, too!  You'll need about ten strips of fabric, each three yards long and about 8-10 inches wide.  (Brittany stuck with coordinating colors, but I love the idea of using up scrap fabric for this project!)  Check out the rest of her beautifully photographed tutorial for tips on braiding and creating the chevron pattern!

*Bonus third reason: It employs the same braiding techniques I used as a kid to make hundreds of friendship bracelets!  I mean, the nostalgia levels are off the charts.

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Oooh, that might actually work!  Great idea.

I was thinking of doing something like this to make a knitted pouffe

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