Tuesday, December 15, 2015
A Rug from T-Shirt Yarn and More Pot Holders
This is a low-text post since I'm in the middle of end-of-the-semester grading.
I got my son to give me his old t-shirts, and I'm crocheting a kitchen rug for him. I'm doing single crochet: 30 stitches wide with a size Q/19 hook, which gives me about an 18" wide rug. I got about 3/4 of the desired length with 10 shirts, and I just picked up a few more from the thrift store.
You can google instructions for making t-shirt yarn, but here are a few pictures in lieu of directions.
For this project, I cut the strips 1: wide. If you want to knit with this yarn, cut it narrower.
Make a continuous strip by cutting at an angle vs straight across.
Give the strips a good pull every yard or so and it will curl up on itself nicely.
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