How to Crochet a Rug out of T-Shirtscomments (60) May 31st, 2013
It gives me a thrill to make something new, that's useful and beautiful, out of something old and unwanted. Oversized, corporate logo-ed T-shirts are a plentiful resource at your local thrift store or maybe even in your own closet. One of my favorite uses for them is to cut them into strips and crochet them into rugs, like your grandmother's old braided rag rugs but much easier to make!
You will need:
- T-shirts (anywhere from two on up, depending on size rug desired), the bigger the better
- Giant crochet hook (I used 15 mm)
1. Cut the shirts into strips, approximately 1 inch wide. Starting at the bottom, cut in a spiral all the way up the body of the tee, and roll the strip into a ball. Stretch it out as you wind so that the jersey curls up into a cord.
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