HOW-TO SHIRRET 2 minutes
hands crocheting         
fabric scraps cut into strips make Shirret rugs 
+ ©LouiseMcCrady ShirretTM shirret hook needle™ =
 shirret swirly design

      

       

 

 

         ©LouiseMcCrady Shirret Sunflower brooch                   


     
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THE ART OF
SHIRRET



RHYMES WITH
CROCHET


HOW TO SHIRRET


SPECIAL HOOK


CONTACT & BIO



Step By Step

1- Cut scraps into strips
3/4" wide. There's a
quick way to fold
and cut
multiple layers at once.

2- Baste in and out
through the middle of a
long strip with the tapestry
point of the Shirret Needle™.
It seems like basting and
you are not sewing. You
are filling the fabric strips
onto the needle to turn
them into 'folds'
.

3- Use the hook on the
needle to make a slip loop
of rug cord.

4- Now wiggle a fabric fold
off
  the hook & onto the slip
loop stitch.

This is the start of Shirret.
Fabric is added to each stitch.
Row 1 is chain stitches + fabric,
Row 2 and the rest is Double
Crochet stitches + fabric.

Because the cord stitch goes
through the middle of the
fabric strip,it is hidden on
both sides and thus the rug
is REVERSIBLE.

For round pieces, extra
folds are pulled off so the
rug can get bigger.

To make a square quilt rug
or floor pillow, I lace smaller
squares together.

It's easy to get patterned
effects - simply use striped
and plaid fabrics!



     

 


                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This is an educational site created to share Shirret rug making information. Shirret is a word Louise McCrady invented. It combines shirring and rhymes with crochet.
Mother to Daughter to Mother to Daughter, it is devoted to the work of four generations surrounding Louise McCrady from West Hartford Connecticut and Indianapolis.