While knitting a rug may not sound like everyone's cup of tea, homemade rugs do certainly have their positive aspects. Among these, making a knitted rug allows a knitter to make a personal statement of sorts in selecting colors to use that match an individual home decor theme perfectly. On top of this, these homemade rugs can be custom tailored somewhat to fit the area they are needed in perfectly which can be a blessing for those with odd shaped spaces in the home. Lastly, making rugs from free knitting patterns creates items that tend to last longer than commercially purchased rugs simply because they are better made.
Here are some very nice free knitting patterns for making rugs: