Rug ProgressThe t-shirt rug is now finished! Here are some work in progress photos from where the last blog left off:
Previous progress; 20 rounds, about 80cm wide:
After 31 rounds; about 127cm wide:
After 32 rounds; about 130 cm wide
The Finished RugThe completed rug ended up having 35 rounds and measuring 144 cm wide! It’s also quite heavy! Which is not surprising since there has got to be at least 50 or so whole t-shirts of varying sizes in there. I did end up needing more green t-shirts for the last couple of bands as I decided to go back to green before ending on black. There were some t-shirts left over but I did use most of the yarn I had. The great thing about the rug is it is hand washable. I've found it’s better to spot wash if possible because it’s really thick which means it takes ages to dry.
UnderlayI purchased a non-slip rug grip underlay for underneath. Although the rug so heavy that it doesn’t tend to slip around much. If it were smaller and lighter then this would be more crucial as it would be more likely to slide around. The rug does have a nice soft texture and thickness but the underlay does make it even more cushy to stand on, which is nice!
Cutting the underlay:
I've cut the spare corners leftover from the underlay into stripes to use as grips under my q-snap clamps, they grip really really well!:
LinksFor anyone wanting to create a t-shirt rug the following links are helpful:
No sew joining two pieces of fabric together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvBSttaKgns
Seamless joining in the round/invisible join: http://www.lookatwhatimade.net/crafts/yarn/crochet/crochet-tutorials/crochet-invisible-join-vs-slip-stitch-join/
Formula for a perfect crochet circle (see table): http://www.lookatwhatimade.net/crafts/yarn/crochet/crochet-tutorials/how-to-crochet-a-round-rag-rug/
Happy stitching! xxx