Crochet T-shirt Rug
This project mostly shows how to make t-shirt yarn which you can then use for other projects. I chose to make a small rug. I had a lot of leftover strips of t-shirts from a latch hook rug project. I wanted to use them up, so I made t-shirt yarn with them. The crochet part didn't take nearly as much time as making the yarn!
Total Time: 15 hours
- t-shirt yarn
- large crochet hook
- To make t-shirt yarn, you will need to cut up t-shirts into long strips about 1 inch wide. Then, to attach one strip to another strip, fold one end of the strip about 1/2 inch from the edge. Using a pair of sharp scissors, make a small slit in the center. Repeat this step for the second strip. Then, lay one strip over the top of the other strip, so that one side is going one direction and the other side is going the other direction. Bring the end of one strip underneath the two "lined" up holes and pull through until tight. Now they are securely joined. Continue in this manner until you have used up all of your strips.
- When you have finished joining your strips, roll into a ball and you can begin a crochet project. I had to join several strips in order to make a small rug.
- To crochet a rug, I used a large crochet hook that would hold the tshirt yarn since it is much bulkier than regular yarn. I chained about 42 chain stitches to get it the width of the rug that I wanted. Next, I did single crochet stitches into each chain stitch. At the end of the row, I chained two to begin the next row, skipping the first "hole" and doing a single crochet into the second hole from the chain. I continued this pattern until I had the desired size completed. I crocheted about 35 rows. I ended the last row by knotting the tshirt yarn and weaving it through the top of the last row of single crochet stitches to hide it.
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