I recently spotted this pattern, and decided to try a rug again...so far I'm pleased with the result (see my photo above). The biggest difference in the ones I made before and this one is that I've torn my strips wider (following the pattern instructions), so the rug has much more body.
Admittedly, this could be a very spendy project if you use high priced fabrics, because it takes many yards to finish a rug. I am using bed sheets that I have picked up at my favorite thrift store. I can usually get a queen size flat sheet for $2-$3, and there is a lot of fabric in a queen size sheet! So you're saving some money, and recycling/repurposing, too! And believe me, these rugs will last many years! I love their look...sweet and old fashioned, yet very useful.
The pattern includes the crochet hook and directions for 4 different rug styles. It also boasts that you don't really need to know how to crochet before you start - that their instructions will teach you. The instructions are good, but I can't attest to the boast since I already knew how to crochet.
One tip - tear your fabric strips instead of cutting. I tear them, and pull off the loose threads, then throw them in a plastic grocery bag, ready to use.