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Make a crochet rug out of old T-shirts

Crochet T-shirt rug

This cosy crochet rug is perfect for playtime, and is made from worn-out clothes – what better way to teach kids about being eco-friendly? It’s not a speedy project, so let it be your new relaxation technique. It’s good to do while you’re sitting in front of the TV. And there’s no reason why your rug can’t “grow” – you can just cut, crochet and stitch any extra unwanted shirts to your existing rug.

What you need:

  • Old T-shirts

  • Scissors

  • 8 mm crochet needle

  • Needle and cotton

Crochet T-shirt rug 1

Step 1: Cut each T-shirt into one long strip of fabric by cutting into the bottom hem of the shirt at a slight angle, then continuing to cut around the tee in one continuous circle.

Crochet T-shirt rug 2

Step 2: Tie a loop at one end of your strip of fabric.

Crochet T-shirt rug 3

Step 3: Using a crochet needle, pull the fabric through to form another loop. Repeat until you reach the end of the strip.

Crochet T-shirt rug 4

Step 4: Tie the next strip of fabric to the end of this and continue crocheting.

Crochet T-shirt rug 5

Step 5: Coil the crocheted strip into a spiral to form the circular rug shape. Then use a needle and cotton to stitch the coils together.

Crochet T-shirt rug 6

Make the crochet rug as big or small as you like. Try mixing different T-shirt colours and patterns for a unique look.

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