Showing posts with label crochet a rug. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crochet a rug. Show all posts

A few months back I bought from the online UK shop tshirtyarnshop two large rolls of tshirt yarns of 800g each from the UK brand, Jolly Good Yarn:


I tend not to go for the original Hoooked Zpagetti as the colours do not speak to me, and I find the price slightly too expensive than other, more local, brands.

Anyway, As I started making my own rug, I quickly noticed that 2 rolls wouldn't be enough. I was lucky that, over the last 6 months, I have been accumulating 8 tshirts that we no longer wanted/needed (aka that no longer fitted due to shrinkage in the wash .... and absolutely not due to ballooning of the waistline, yeah right!!)


NOTE: You can also reclaim non-stretchy cotton fabric. This will add texture to your finish project.


I have found some easy and quick tutorials online, here is a short list to name a few:
Crafty blog (shows that you can use other fabric than tshirts)
makery website (photos are self explanatory)
Simply crochet mag


Then on to the rug pattern, which is rather basic (UK terms / back & forth / always draw the yarn through the back loop of the stitches):
A) chain 90 (or as many chains to reach the length desired), turn
B) leave 2 chains out, then double crochet (dc) in the 88 chains, turn
C) chain 1 (do not include it in your stitches), 88 dc, turn
--> repeat C) until you reach the width of your preference.


It's still a WIP as I'd like to increase the width by at least 5 more rows, but I quite like the result, not to mention the feeling under the toes is soooo sooooft.