Hi everyone! Like many out there in America right now, I’m scrambling to catch up with a world that was turned upside-down by COVID-19 virtually overnight. I know that there is a lot of hype out there, but I’m taking my responsibility seriously and I hope you do too – I am practicing social distancing and self-quarantine despite not having any symptoms. This is a vital strategy for everyone to employ as much as possible right now, and here’s a great article that explains why:
Covid-19 Update: A Message From Concerned Physicians
Ok! But that just means we have lots of extra time for hobbies, right? Right. Especially ones that don’t cost us a lot of extra money, and here’s a great one I’ve been meaning to bring out in video tutorial form anyway: The T-shirt Rug!
This is a favorite project of mine, resulting in lots of versions in the past and eating up lots of recycled t-shirts given to me by friends and family. The original blog post for this project gives the links for how to make your own t-shirt yarn, as well as the written tutorial for the general strategy.
See the video below for a step-by-step guide on how to create the first part of your own recycled t-shirt rug, plus me rambling and stuttering, ya know, as a bonus. 😛 Other links that are referenced in the video:
– Working a flat circle
This video covers the first 9 or so rounds, and you should be able to take it from there – but I may end up doing a Part 2 if enough people want me to! As always, I love your feedback and comments so be sure to leave ’em and don’t forget to like my video and subscribe to my Youtube channel if you haven’t yet <3
UPDATE 9/2020: I did end up doing a Part 2, added below, which moves on from the basic inner circle and covers some of the fancier strategies I use to add visual interest! Hope you like 🙂
Plan on starting one today. Thanks for the info.
Absolutely! glad you like 🙂
When you chain in between on your increase round does it too make an increase? Just a bit confused. Thanks
Hi Sandy! Which number round are you referring to? I’ll have to check 🙂 Thanks!
I think these are such a great idea! I’d like to make one like the light teal one you have pictured up too. Do you have a pattern for that?
Hi Amanda! Sorry, the only patterns I have available for these are the general tutorial linked in the post and the video tutorials mentioned here 🙂 the teal one was done freestyle a long time ago, I have no idea how I did it! Lol