What is a toothbrush rag rug?
Rag rugs are often called Toothbrush rugs because of the type of tool used to make them. Folks used to cut the head off an old toothbrush and file it down to a point while using the pre-drilled hole (for hanging your tooth brush) as a place to attach the fabric to.
How do you crochet a perfect oval?
Oval Crochet Formula with 8 Increases
- Crochet the oval in spiral rounds.
- Round 1: Number of initial chain stitches, 1 sc into the 2nd stitch from the hook, X sc, 4 sc into the next stitch.
- Round 2: [X sc, [1 increase] repeat 4 times] repeat 2 times.
- Round 3: [X sc, [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat 4 times] repeat 2 times.
How do you crochet an oval in the round?
To do this, single crochet into the turning chain and the starting knot (unusual, I know!) Put a locking stitch marker in the center of the 3 single crochet stitches, and increase (3 stitches in 1) on each side every round. You increase 4 stitches each round. The result is a flatter oval with more pointy-looking ends.