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How to crochet a t-shirt rug

The creative process has always been an important part of my life. Here I am sharing some basics to help you on your creativity path.

My first pastel t-shirt rug. I used 8 shirts to make this.

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Recycle T-shirts into crocheted carpets

When I first saw these t-shirt rugs, I was intrigued by the idea of ​​making beautiful rugs out of worn shirts. Upcycling rags into something useful satisfy my tricky nature. They remind me of the braided and crocheted rag rugs my grandmother made. Depending on the size of your shirts, it may take 4-8 adult sized tops to create a rug.

If you are a beginner to crochet, fear not! T-shirt rugs are easy as the entire project is single crochet. If you haven't crocheted yet or need a quick refresher course, there is a step-by-step video at the end of the article.

You will need a rotary cutter or scissors, cutting mat, crochet hook, and scissors.

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What you need

One of the beauties of crocheting is that you only need a few supplies!

  • 4-8 T-shirts:The number of shirts required depends on the shirt size and carpet size you want. For the 36 'X 24' rug in the photo above, I used 8 tops that were cut into 1/2 'strips. You can use any type of shirt: faded, worn, printed, plain, stained, clean. Most stains will not appear once the stripes are crocheted. Although rubbery decals make the strips a little more difficult to crochet, it's okay to use shirts with them. Just search the family closet for the worst looking t-shirts!
  • Rotary cutter / scissors:A rotary cutter is easy on your hands, but sharp scissors work well for cutting the T-shirt into strips. I was thrilled to discover that my rotary cutter could quickly cut my T-shirts into strips. The ergonomic handle and the razor-sharp blade make it easy to cut through several layers of fabric. I have arthritis in my hands and found this tool to be so much easier on my hands than scissors. You will also need a self-healing cutting mat.
  • Self-healing cutting mat:If you are using a rotary cutter, you will need a cutting mat. If you use scissors, all you need is a table or countertop to lay out the shirt. If you have never used an OLFA cutting mat, you will be happy! You can put several layers of fabric on top and pull through them with your cutter without ever leaving any marks on the mat. Like magic, your mat will heal itself! The handy grid helps you cut even lines in your fabric and makes cutting multiple t-shirts into strips an easy project.
  • Size N crochet hook:An N size aluminum hook works best for me, but you can go up or down one size depending on how thick you cut the strips. The thicker you cut your strips, the bigger the hook you will need.

Fold the t-shirt in half with the sleeves.

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Cut off the top part just below the sleeve and cut the hem just above the seam.

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Start cutting 3/4-inch slits in the fabric, but stop cutting the strips off the shirt completely.

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1. Cut a continuous strip

Cutting T-shirts into strips of fabric that are as long as possible results in a smoother, more finished carpet. With the right cut, a long strip of fabric can be made from any T-shirt. Follow These Steps For The Best Results!

  1. Fold the top in half (lengthways) so that the sleeves are together.
  2. Cut off the top of the t-shirt just below the armholes so that you get a rectangular shape. I save the part with the sleeves as a rag to dust.
  3. Cut off the lower hem and discard.
  4. Now you have left over the trunk of the shirt, which is a tubular piece of cloth. Rotate it so the cut edges are facing to the sides and perpendicular to you.
  5. Fold the bottom edge down to ~ 1.5 'from the top. The top 1.5 'are two layers thick and the rest of the fabric is four layers thick. A rotary cutter should be able to easily cut four layers. However, if you use scissors, you may not want to fold the fabric.
  6. Start about 1/2 'to 3/4' from one edge and cut a strip from the bottom to 1 'from the top. When the fabric is folded, cut the 4 layers through to the end. Stop before you get to the top so it is still attached to the rest of the shirt.
  7. Keep cutting another 1/2-inch strips, stopping to cut the strip from the main body each time.

When the t-shirt is cut into strips, slide your hand inside the tube to separate it.

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Make a diagonal cut from the right outside edge to the back of the first long cut.

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Then make a diagonal cut from the next to the third cut back. Continue until you have a long strip.

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2. End the cutting process

If you follow these last steps, you will get a long strip of fabric from each t-shirt.

  1. Take the tube and slide your hand into it.
  2. The raw edges make a lot of fluff. Before you continue cutting, take the top side out and shake off as much lint as you can. It is best to do this before final cutting as attempting to shake out a long strip can lead to a lot of trouble.
  3. Use scissors to make the first cut, from the edge closest to your fingers, diagonally into the top of the first cut. This is the end of your strip, and the strip should fall down and hang freely.
  4. Continue cutting diagonally from each front cut to the next back cut. If you do this correctly, you can pull a long, continuous strip of fabric away from the tube as you move forward.

Tip:If you're not sure whether to cut the shirt, try a practice run with a plastic bag. Cut off the bottom edge and handles, then practice the remainder of the cut.

  • Don't worry if your stripes aren't exactly the same size or if you have small jogs in the cuts. The stretchy knit fabric covers a wide variety of cutting imperfections and you will never see them in your finished product.

You should have a continuous stripe from each t-shirt.

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Wind strips into a ball to prevent tangling.

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Start your project.

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3. Wrap the yarn in a ball

When you have finished cutting, wrap the strip of thread into a ball so it doesn't get tangled. I like to cut at least two shirts and roll the strips into balls before I start crocheting.

If you are going to use different colored tops, think about which colors you would like to have next to each other. My first rug was made from pastel shirts and I found the color combination very easy on the eyes.

Photo of T-shirt carpet in progress. This carpet will be red, blue and gray. I've used 4 t-shirts so far.

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4. Crochet the yarn

Abbreviations: ch = chain; sc = just crochet

Rnd 1:Chain 15 (or desired length). 3 sc in 2ndCh from hook, sc in each ch in the side, ch 3 at the end of ch and sc in the other side. I skip the connection at the end of each round and continue working in a spiral, but it helps to mark the end of the round with a piece of contrasting thread or plastic. (Alternative to the spiral: join with a lock stitch at the end of each round. Work chain 1 as described below.)

Rnd 2:2 sc in each of the 3 end sc. Sc in each sc down the side. 2 sc in each of 3 end sc, sc in each sc on the other side.

Rnd 3:Increase sc by approximately 3 evenly spaced sc at each 'end'. It's important to evenly distribute the bumps as the carpet will go askew if you don't.

Rnd 4- desired length:Continue in a spiral until the carpet is the size you want.

Last round:Work around in sc with no bumps. This will make a solid edge. Finish with a lock stitch. Work in the loose ends.

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Make the rug your own

Create your own unique t-shirt rug by changing its shape and size. While the rugs shown are oval, you can easily make them in round or rectangular shapes depending on where you want to use them. You can make your carpet thicker or thinner by cutting the strips wider or narrower.

The best part about this project is that you recycle your old t-shirts into a fresh, pretty, and durable handmade rug. Have fun!

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Answer questions

Question:My circular carpet is puckering. How do i fix this?

Reply:You may need to do a few more stitches over time. Pull out the last crocheted row and increase a few stitches evenly. The other thing that might pucker your round rug is when you've crocheted more tightly. You could try a loose stitch or a larger hook.

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Mariaon August 28, 2019:

Thank you, Stephanie. For sharing these amazing facts. I like your ideas and I will try. thanks

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on March 7th, 2018:

AMEmanuelli - I don't know why you couldn't get the full view - maybe it was due to a very slow internet connection. In either case, I removed the thumbnails and changed all of the photos to full size. I hope it helps!

AMEmanuellion March 4th, 2018:

I can't open the big views from the thumbnails. I am confused how to get the continuous yarn and need to see a picture of how to cut. Do you have a version to share?

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on November 16, 2017:

I'm not sure Angela, but I wonder if it has something to do with the way you go around the corner. Do you crochet back and forth or do you walk around?

Angelaon November 15, 2017:

I've tried several times to make a square rug and although it turns out to be square, the contrasting color always looks far away like an almost diamond shape inside the square. What is the problem?

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on October 7th, 2016:

There are some pretty color options for commercially made fabric yarn, but I love the idea of ​​recycling old t-shirts. I've found that you can make yarn from almost any fine-knit fabric, such as turtlenecks, tank tops, and even skirts or dresses. However you do it, there are many interesting ways to use it.

Margarida borgesfrom Lyon, France on October 07, 2016:

I've done some fabric yarn crafts too, but I usually buy it in stores, ready-made so I can have more color choices.

Marlene bertrandfrom the USA on June 20, 2015:

Wonderful guide and lots of helpful photos.

Amandaon May 24, 2015:

This is so much better than the other trails I've seen ..... it finally made sense to me, thanks .....

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on June 9, 2014:

Whidbeywriter - I'm glad you liked it. Have fun with your project!

Mary Gainesfrom Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington on June 9, 2014:

Love your idea must try, thanks!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on January 9, 2014:

Sherry Hewins - These rugs are quick and easy projects as they use larger crochet hooks and only one stitch. Ideal for beginners!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on January 9, 2014:

VVanNess - The crochet videos on this hub are pretty easy to follow. If you want to try it out I recommend starting with yarn as it's a little easier to work with, but I'm sure you can learn to do it and create your own beautiful projects! :) Thanks for looking and for your nice comments!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on January 9, 2014:

Tilisontitan - I love the idea of ​​making a rug with old ties! I bet it's beautiful! Thanks for reading ... and happy new year!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on January 9, 2014:

CraftytotheCore - These are fun and the materials don't cost anything. Recycling the t-shirts gives me an excuse to get rid of faded and worn shirts and do something creative over the winter. Have fun with your projects!

Sherry Hewinsfrom Sierra Foothills, CA on January 9, 2014:

It looks like a nice quick crochet project.

Victoria Van NessFrom Fountain, CO on January 9, 2014:

I've always wanted to learn to crochet. Every Christmas my sister-in-law makes the most beautiful items for all family members. This year she made a play mat for a new baby in our family in the shape of a giant monkey head. It was so precious.

I recommend you for your determination. Very nice hub! Maybe one day I will also learn how to master this fine art.

Mary Craigfrom New York on January 9, 2014:

This is great, Stephanie! My father (yes my father) made a rag rug out of old ties. He had to wear a tie every day to work and when he had a collection of ages he decided to make a rug. Like you, he was very creative.

Thank you for always sharing your wonderful, talented projects!

Coordinated, useful, great and interesting.

CraftytotheCoreon January 09, 2014:

Wow, that's a really smart idea! I also love the beach bag. I once bought a beach bag from Africa that was woven from recycled plastic bags used for grocery stores. I love the carpet idea here.

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on September 30, 2013:

Samita.Jassi - I'm so glad you enjoyed it. A t-shirt rug is a great project to make out of recycled t-shirts.

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on April 27, 2013:

Sharkye11 - The crocheted t-shirt rug is perfect for a bathroom rug. A small rug can be made pretty quickly, and you will have a beautiful, durable, and washable rug in no time. The effect of the crochet rug is similar to braiding, but I think it's easier because you don't have to go back and sew something together. Have fun with it!

Jayme Kinseyfrom Oklahoma on April 26, 2013:

Great idea! I always have tons of t-shirt fabric in my junk boxes. I was planning on making a braided rug with my daughter, but I could do one of these first. Looks like a great way to make a bespoke bath rug for my little bathtub! Voting and more!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on March 24, 2013:

Sany72 - I'm so glad you enjoyed my article on making a t-shirt rug from recycled t-shirts. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Panga Sandu Teodorfrom Romania on March 24, 2013:

cool post

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on March 13, 2013:

pstraubie48 - One of the reasons I love these rugs is because they remind me of the rag rugs my grandmother used to make. Recycling t-shirts is a great way to make beautiful and useful carpets. Try it. Thanks for stopping by to comment, and thanks for your votes too!

Patricia Scottfrom north-central Florida on March 12, 2013:

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Hello Stephanie

I don't know how I missed that, but that's great. My mother used to make rag rugs, but she braided hers by hand. In college, I made a wool rug on a loom. It was beautiful, but the moths loved it too much.

I boomed this up to try and tune this up and down

I'm sending you angels tonight.Pinned :) ps

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on March 2nd, 2013:

AudraLeigh - Sometimes I wonder LOL! Many Thanks! :) :)

AudraLeighon March 2nd, 2013:

Clever, clever, clever !!! You astonish me !!!!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on August 21, 2012:

Slakermom - The great thing about this is that you can use the body of the t-shirt for the t-shirt rug and still have the parts that you cut off (sleeves and top) to use for rags. There is no waste! Thank you for visiting for reading and commenting!

Lisa Palmerfrom Attapulgus GA on August 21, 2012:

Absolutely great hub. I also like to recycle everything I can (some say frugal, but I'm just cheap). I usually just do cleaning rags with old shirts, but that's a great idea. Voted.

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on August 21, 2012:

Specialk3749 - I'm so glad you enjoyed this crocheted t-shirt rug project! If your daughter loves to crochet and loves to recycle, she may also enjoy the crochet beach bag project linked above. Thank you for your visit and your comment!

Karen Metzfrom Michigan on August 21, 2012:

What a very interesting project! I will pass this on to my daughter who is always looking for a recycled project to attend our fair! Thanks for the creative idea!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on August 20, 2012:

StephSev108 - Glad you enjoyed my hub making a crocheted t-shirt rug! It's fun and a great way to recycle!

Stephanie Marie Seversonfrom Atlanta, GA on August 20, 2012:

This is fantastic! Many Thanks!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on August 20, 2012:

Vibesites - I particularly like this recycled t-shirt rug because I can finally get rid of some of those frayed and worn favorites and feel virtuous about wanting to reuse the fabric! Thank you for visiting for reading and commenting!

Vibesitesfrom the United States on August 20, 2012:

Very useful hub. I support everything that has to do with recycling. Go on! : D.

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on August 20, 2012:

Joaniebaby - My linchpin in crocheting a t-shirt rug was hugely popular. I think people like the idea of ​​creating something new and beautiful out of materials that they have on hand. Thank you for your comment and your votes!

joaniebabyon August 20, 2012:

It looks like your hub is a huge hit. I also love to crochet and have to try. Coordinated and useful.

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on August 20, 2012:

Bettynj - Thank you for visiting my hubs to make something out of nothing. Not sure which part was fun, but glad you enjoyed it!

bettynjfrom Nanjing, Jiangsu, China on August 19, 2012:

Very fun, I think the bag will be special.

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on August 19, 2012:

Sally's Trove - I made my rug in a couple of days - it goes really fast because it uses the bulky 'yarn' and large crochet hooks. Thanks for the comment and the pin!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on August 19, 2012:

tjdavis - crocheting is a great hobby good for you that you taught yourself! I learned the basic stitches from my mom and grandmother, but the most useful thing my mom taught me was how to read a pattern. I hope you enjoy trying out projects made from T-shirts or plastic bags. You can use very simple stitches and materials do not cost anything. Have fun and thank you for your comments!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on August 19, 2012:

Jools99 - I've seen some rugs woven from long strips of fabric, but haven't heard of 'Clippy Mats'. That sounds fascinating! Now you've got my curiosity - I need to do some research (unless you post a hub on them). I love making things from recycled materials! Thank you for your comments, votes and share!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on August 19, 2012:

Sounds like a great idea, Linda! Save those old shirts! :) :)

Sherrifrom southeastern Pennsylvania on August 19, 2012:

What a great idea to recycle these t-shirts. It seems like a carpet comes together pretty quickly too. Pinned!

Teresa Davisfrom Moscow, Texas on August 19, 2012:

I'm an avid self-taught person, but I never thought about using an old t-shirt. I loved the beach bag too. I'll try the bag myself. Thank you ... chose it !!

Jools Hoggfrom the north east of the UK on August 19, 2012:

Stephanie, interesting and useful hub. Manufacture of carpets from old fabric & apos; Clippings & apos; was once a tradition in my part of the world, now not so much - they were called 'Clippy Mats', my mom still talks about the ones on the bottom of her bed. They were made and hand woven on one piece of cotton so it probably took a while to put together, but they were very environmentally friendly. like your t-shirt recycling: o) matched and shared.

Linda Bilyeufrom Orlando, FL on August 19, 2012:

Fantastic hub. Someday, when I'm stowed away, we could do one together! :) Tweet :)

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on May 22, 2012:

Barbara Kay - Thank you for sharing my crochet t shirt rug making hub with your crochet group! I hope you like it. Summer is a great time to sort out those old t-shirts and recycle them into a great project! I appreciate the stake!

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P.S. You may also like the beach bags from the recycled shopping bag project.

Barbara Badderfrom the USA on May 22, 2012:

I shared this link with my crochet group. It's a nice project.

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on May 15, 2012:

Hi Sunshine625 - I'm sure your t-shirts would make some nice rugs. When I first got interested in recycling t-shirts into carpets, I begged, lent, and stole t-shirts from my family. I even ditched some of my ragged old favorites and they made beautiful carpets. Thank you for visiting for reading and commenting!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on May 15, 2012:

Mythicalstorm273 - The beginner's video is easy to follow if you want to try it out. Once you've got the basic stitches, following a pattern is a breeze! Good luck with that and thank you for visiting!

Linda Bilyeufrom Orlando, FL on May 15, 2012:

This hub is excellent, but I'm not surprised. I'll send you my t-shirts! :))

mythicalstorm273on May 15, 2012:

I've always wanted to learn to crochet, but honestly it seems a little overwhelming. I'll save this to come back to if I ever get down to study! Amazing hub with lots of details!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on April 6th, 2012:

Lilleyth - Have fun crocheting with T-shirts!

Suzanne Sheffieldfrom Mid-Atlantic on April 6th, 2012:

Great idea! Got tons of old teas.

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on April 5th, 2012:

Hi jamie,

I also love recycled projects, especially ones that I can turn into something really beautiful, like this crochet t-shirt rug. Glad you enjoyed both hubs - thanks for the comment and vote!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on April 5th, 2012:

AudreyHowitt - Glad you enjoyed my article on making a crochet t-shirt rug from recycled t-shirts. Thanks for the comment!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on April 5th, 2012:

Vocalcoach - I'm so glad to hear you're inspired to try this recycled t-shirt crochet rug. I think you will find this video very helpful when you get started ... good luck with the project!

Thank you for your UP votes!

Audrey Huntfrom Idyllwild on April 5th, 2012:

This is my favorite craft project! I can't wait to get started. I've never crocheted before but will follow your instructions. I also have a friend who can help me if necessary. The carpet is beautiful. I would like to give some of these as gifts and I love the idea that this project is 'green'.

Chosen as big, useful, interesting and great!

Audrey Howittfrom California on April 5th, 2012:

Very cool! Loved this idea and you put it on so well!

Jamie Brockfrom Texas on April 5th, 2012:

Hi Stephanie, I LOVE projects like this that take one thing and turn it into something else! The carpet is great and I loved this beach bag too. Poll :)

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on March 22, 2012:

Crochetliens - Glad you enjoyed making a crochet t-shirt rug! Thank you for reading!

Hook linksfrom Massachusetts on March 22, 2012:

I love that! Thank you very much: D.

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on March 22, 2012:

RoslynMB1959 - Glad you liked the idea of ​​a crocheted t-shirt rug. They are fun and easy to do. It's a great way to recycle old t-shirts into something useful and attractive.

RoslynMB1959From Rainham, Medway on March 22, 2012:

Wow what a great idea I could just give it a try, thanks.

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on March 20, 2012:

Glad you liked it Jyole!

Jyoieon March 20, 2012:

Very pretty!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on March 19, 2012:

Cookies4breakfast - I'm so glad you found this useful and informative. These recycled t-shirt crochet rugs are fun and easy to make. Enjoy!

cookies4breakfastfrom the North Carolina coast on March 19, 2012:

Coordinated and useful! This is wonderfully informative and I really appreciate the photos! Can't wait to try ...

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on March 2nd, 2012:

GDiBiase - do you weave, braid or crochet your rag rug? My grandmother crocheted them, but she also made braided rag rugs, which were beautiful. I think you will enjoy the crocheted t-shirt rug - good luck with your projects! Thank you for your visit and your visit!

GDiBiasefrom Portland, ME on March 2, 2012:

Hello Stephanie,

I love this idea, I'm doing a patchwork quilt right now, I'm pretty sure that once I do that I'll have to do one of these.

thank you for sharing


Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on March 2nd, 2012:

CCamoroso - I enjoyed making some of these rugs from recycled T-shirts and was very pleased with the results. Glad you found the guide helpful! Thanks for the visit!

Lovingfrom California on March 1, 2012:

I really love the step-by-step instructions. Very nifty project indeed!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on March 1st, 2012:

mljdgulley354 - My grandmother also crocheted carpets, although she likes to use recycled wool clothing. I have another turntable for crocheting beach bags from recycled plastic bags. They're also great for small carpets that are easy to clean. Thanks for your visit!

mljdgulley354on March 1st, 2012:

Stephanie, this hub, reminded me of my grandmother who crocheted carpets. She also used bread bags.

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on February 27, 2012:

Southernadver - Nice that you enjoyed it! Thanks for the visit.

Southern Adverfrom SC, USA on February 27, 2012:

nice hub very creative! I really appreciate that! Many Thanks!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on January 21, 2012:

Formosangirl - I think you will enjoy this project. Recycling old t-shirts into beautiful carpets is a great crochet project.

Formosangirlfrom Los Angeles on January 21, 2012:

Stephanie Henkel, I enjoyed this hub. I love reusing and crocheting what I have.

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on January 18, 2012:

I am sure that with a quick lesson you would crochet along with the best. It helps to have someone help you start your first project, but there are also some good videos and books for beginners. The great thing about crocheting is that you can make very beautiful projects with just a few basic stitches. In the case of the crocheted t-shirt rug, all you need to know is how to crochet a chain and crochet individually.

Thank you for your visit and your vote!

Denise Handlonfrom North Carolina on January 18, 2012:

This is another amazing hub. I am amazed by the art of crocheting and as easy as you make it appear here ... someone would actually have to demonstrate it and let me guide! Great Hub-Voted / Useful / Interesting!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on December 1st, 2011:

MoiraCrochets - I enjoyed some of your crochet knots too. Thank you for visiting, reading and commenting on my crochet t shirt rug.

Moira Durano-AbesmoFrom Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on November 30, 2011:

Nice hub! I crochet a lot too!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on November 30, 2011:

Thelma Alberts - I also enjoyed spending winter evenings by the fireplace, crocheting or knitting. There's just something so cozy about it! Maybe you will enjoy making a crocheted t-shirt rug this winter ... Thank you for stopping by to share your thoughts!

Thelma Albertsfrom Germany and the Philippines on November 30, 2011:

This is (crocheting) one of my hobbies before along with knitting and sewing. It was fun and very relaxing at the same time. Thank you for reminding me how much I loved watching TV these winter days. Thank you for sharing.

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on November 29, 2011:

Frugal family - this sounds like fun to do with the kids - maybe you can even use some of their worn out t-shirts! Have fun with it and thanks for pinning it!

Brenda Trott, M.Ed.from Houston, TX on November 29th, 2011:

Another great project. Hopefully the kids can help me with this ... I'm pinning it for others to see!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on November 29, 2011:

Brush strokes

Millionaire Tips - If you love making things from recycled materials, you will likely enjoy this project. If you need a refresher on how to start crocheting, the video can be helpful. Your denim weaving sounds like fun too! Thank you for visiting to leave a comment!

Shasta Matovafrom the USA on November 29, 2011:

That looks beautiful. I've done little crochet samples before, but I don't feel like I know it very well. Right now I'm cutting some denim to weave into a rug. Maybe I could think about this project afterwards. There are so many fun things to do!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on November 29, 2011:

SilverGenes - I know what you mean! This rug contains a favorite t-shirt I wore until you could read newsprint in it! But I'm happy to see it as part of the rug I now use every day. Thank you for visiting - I hope you enjoy the project!

SilverGeneson November 29, 2011:

Now I know what to do with my favorite t-shirts when they are no longer than ideal to wear under any circumstances. I just love this idea!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on November 20, 2011:

ibidd54 - Glad my crochet t-shirt rug instructions are helpful to you! I just thought this would be a good evening project now that the days are getting shorter! Could even make a nice Christmas present! Have fun with it and thank you for your visit and your comments!

lbidd54from the beautiful Jersey Shore on November 20, 2011:

Great hub and full guide. I wanted to make a rug out of t-shirts and so glad to have your good instructions. Many Thanks!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on November 13, 2011:

A.Creative Thinker - Now I think these t-shirt rugs would be fun to make for Christmas gifts too! I love to recycle! Thank you for your visit and your comment!

A. CreativeThinkeron November 13, 2011:

These ideas are great! It's amazing what you can do when you recycle with old clothes. Thank you for sharing. Watch out :)


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Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on September 1st, 2011:

It sounds like you have everything you need to get started with great t-shirt rugs. Have fun with your project. Thanks for your visit!

lael8from Rapid City, SD on September 01, 2011:

This is fantastic! Now I know what to do with the bags of t-shirts my boys grew out of and which are taking up space in the garage!

Stephanie Henkel (author)from the USA on August 31, 2011:

Hi Karen, aren't craft projects always more fun when you do them with kids or grandchildren? I hope you and your granddaughter enjoy this project as much as I do. Thank you for visiting, reading and commenting on my hub!

Karen Grahamfrom Richmond, Virginia on August 31, 2011:

I noticed the t-shirt carpet! I will do one. I think it will be a good project for my 16 year old graqnddaughter too. She is always looking for something unique and interesting. I think I'll also take your advice and practice on a plastic bag first before cutting into the t-shirt!