We've got stacks of old, stained, holey t-shirts around here that I can't bring myself to throw away. A couple have been cut up into cleaning rags, but come on, how many cleaning rags do you need?
I cut those puppies into long strips and turned them into "yarn," then taught myself how to crochet a rag rug. Seriously.
It's not even close to being perfect, but I made it myself, and I love it! It fits great in front of the sink or stove in the kitchen.
I've been wanting to make a rag rug for awhile now, but the idea of sewing coils and coils of braided fabric together makes me want to scream. Plus, I prefer rectangular rugs, so I learned to crochet instead!
I used YouTube to learn a simple single crochet stitch, and went to town with it. Each color is a whole t-shirt (between 2x and 4x sizes) cut into strips, so my pile is 7 shirts shorter!
I was inspired by this rug made by Cassandra from Flight of the Pook out of bed sheets:
and this awesome denim rug from Alison King made from 100 lbs. of up-cycled jeans. Holy moly. I Love it!
Maybe I'll use denim for the next rug. For now, keep your eye out for more t-shirt up-cycle projects to come!