I went and gathered more shirts from my son's closet & set to work. I used 15 large size shirts to make a 23" x 53" crocheted rug using a size 6.5mm hook.
First I cut the sleeves off the shirts to where the body of the shirt did not have any seams. I had used the sleeves of one shirt but it didn't really seem worth it.
Once I got to the other end of the chain, I had to add extra sc's to the end to make it round (the only time you add sc to the end, otherwise the rest of the time, you add a chain stitch). If you don't add extra sc's to the end, you will find your rug is no longer a rug & turning out more like a basket... if you add too much, you will end up with a wavy rug that will not lie flat. There is no way for me to tell you when to add a stitch since some shirts are thicker than others and some are made at different intervals further away from the center.
I then kept going around keeping to the front side, adding a chain stitch in between a set of sc stitches when I got to the ends. I will say that the further you get from the center of the rug, the more sc stitches you will have in your set before you need a chain stitch in between.
The colored spots on the white is part of the t-shirt that had print on it. The thick print made it a little more difficult to crochet than the rest.
|At the end of my 5 shirt ball.|
Made more and continued on.
|Timon decided he wanted to help by holding the rug down.|
You can see a little wave in this photo up by his front paw where
it didn't naturally lay flat.
|The Front View: The rounded edge. It seemed that every other time I went around is |
when I would add the extra chain stitches in between sets of single crochet stitches.
|Timon even wanted to |
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What is it with dogs and rugs...?