Sunday, January 31, 2010

FO#10 - T-Shirt Rug

Pattern: This is crocheted. The pattern is simple.
Chain 31
***Turn and sc into 2nd chain from hook
Sc in every st across (30 sts)
Chain one. Turn.
Repeat from *** until the rug is as long as you want. Weave in ends as you go along to make it easier. This post at CraftStylish shows how to make neat color changes.

Hook: The biggest one I have. It's an old carved wooden hook, so I will have to measure it to figure out the size.

Yarn: T-shirt yarn. I cut from the bottom up, a continuous spiral about 1 inch wide. Once I get to the bottom of the sleeves, I stop. Then I do the same for each sleeve. This leaves the part covers you chest and upper back. I cut that part into shorter 1-inch strips to use for color changes. This rug used seven adult-sized T-shirts.

Destination: In the kitchen in front of the back door. This is where Bean's doggy door is, and she tends to track a LOT of dirt in. Hopefully this will catch some of it. Also, it should be easy to clean - just wash it like a t-shirt!

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