The how to make a Rag rug for your College Student out of their T-shirts
When my eldest headed off to college I want to make her something to remind her of home. I racked my brain and I knew I wanted to make something with her old T-shirts, as she had quite a collection, which she was leaving behind and didn’t wear anymore. So I made her a T-shirt Rag rug.
So I did the usual and scoured Pinterest. One of the many skills I have is I can crochet and I had seen a few crocheted rugs made with t-shirt material so I found a big needle, this project used a size 15 mm needle and got busy with the scissors cutting strips and started to join them to make thread.
I found a gorgeous pattern on Tutsplus – HERE
Isn’t it pretty? I plan on doing a pink one if I get the time but my daughter’s T-shirts where multi-coloured, so multi-coloured it was.
Supplies you will need to make your own Crochet Rag Rug
- T-shirt yarn (also called Zpagetti) in colours that complement each other. You’ll need about three cones of yarn in total.Or make your own with 7 T-shirts using the instructions below.
- A crochet hook in a size suitable for t-shirt yarn. I’m using a 15mm hook.
- A large darning needle for sewing in the ends.
- A pair of scissors.
I joined the T-shirts together using the cut method which I will show you here
1. Get your t-shirts this rug took seven in total and a denim pillow case ! Cut them into 1/2 inch strips.
2.Cut a small notch about a quarter on and inch from the end.
3.When you have to join strips join line them up.
4 .Line the holes you have made up.
5. Pass the top strip buy flagyl online cheap around the back and back to the front as shown.
6.If you have done it right they will be joined together.
7.Crochet away 🙂
How to start your Rag Rug
Crochet Round Two
Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work another dc in the same stitch, then work 2dc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.
For rest of the blanket just keep going around.
To Finish the Rug
Flip over your rug and using your large darning needle, sew in all the ends. You can easily do this by weaving the tails under the dc’s of the rounds. Cut the yarn ends after you’ve sewed them in, and turn your rug back over.
It took awhile I won’t lie and the longest part was cutting the T-shirts. I also need a wash to straighten it out but it is covered the stains on her Dorm room floor for three years.
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