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« on: July 31, 2011 05:53:59 AM »

I've just finished making this rag rug from t-shirts, I cut them into strips about 1 inch wide, then crocheted them together with a 15mm hook, it's about 2 foot across!



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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011 06:07:27 AM »

Nice Smiley How many T-shirts (and what size)?
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011 06:17:01 AM »

Thanks Smiley I didn't really keep track of how many t-shirts I used, there are 2 red and white striped ladies tops, one a t-shirt and one a vest top, then maybe 3 or 4 white t-shirts too!
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011 06:17:52 AM »

Cool!  What method did you use to cut them into strips?  
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011 06:22:37 AM »

I just sort of cut round and round and round in a spiral, so I got one long strip from each t-shirt, then did the arms in a spiral too, I don't think thats the quickest method, but it's the one that works best for me...I treid this for a bit, http://laughingpurplegoldfish.com/free-tutorials/fabric/no-join-method-of-cutting-fabric-strips/   but it was too hard to get my scissors through all the layers of fabric!
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2011 07:39:58 AM »

Looks great!
When I saw the picture, before reading the title, I thought it was a rug for Christmas, for under the Christmas tree. Must have been the colours.

I recently knitted with t-shirt yarn (and I have fibromyalgia), so I know how hard it is to work with t-shirt yarn.
You did a great job!

I used this tutorial for cutting the t-shirts:
http://www.craftpassion.com/2009/05/recycle-tutorial-making-of-t-shirt-yarn.html
(Or at least it was a similar one. You can find lots of tutorials like this online.)
PS: oops, and then I followed your link and saw that it was pretty much the same method.
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