You can crochet with yarn made from old t-shirts, and making a little rug from t-shirt yarn is a great way to start! Okay, I have to admit, this rug is so little that I had wanted to add to it before sharing it with you, but there's no time like the present. So grab some of those old t-shirts, or thrift some, and get started..... crocheting with recycled materials is so much fun!
- old t-shirts
- how to make t-shirt yarn tutorial
- large crochet hook, say at least 10mm
- a little patience
Just a few words of advice. Do try to use t-shirts of the same weight and yarn of the same width. Do not use t-shirts that are actually ribbed, as some of the undershirts I cut up were, unknown to me. I got into some problems with this rug and had to tear a whole bunch out due to differences in yarn weight which then made my rug look very very wonky....is that a word? (And that is why my rug is so small, alack alas....)
Also, I do love the stripes, but keeping the rug square with even edges is quite a challenge......if you're a perfectionist you may want to try crocheting a round rug first.
And by the way, if you don't crochet check out my fun woven placemats with t-shirt yarn or even make a latch-hook rug with t-shirt yarn, which I'd love to try someday too! Enjoy!