This easy-to-make crocheted rug is made from t-shirts that have been cut into tarn (T-shirt yARN) — a great way to recycle old cotton-knit garments and get a good-looking, high-use item in exchange. Machine washable and dryable, it’s an excellent rug for kitchen, bath, utility, or entry.
U.S. crochet terms
Skill Level Easy
Yarn 1/2”/1cm-width tarn made from 5-10 adult-sized t-shirts (Instructions for making tarn are included in the pattern.)
Schematic diagram included.
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You can find tips and variations for this pattern in the following posts:
How to Make Tarn
Choosing Fabric for Tarn
Saving Your Hands and Arms When Using Tarn
Making the Print Show
Allover Print Tarn
Mending a Tarn Rug
Carmel Macchiato Tarnation Rug
Drip-Dry Tarnation Rug
Plarnation Rectangle Rug
Recommended Hook for This Pattern
|Boye 3 Piece Aluminum Crochet Hook Set Size J K & N
You can never have too many crochet hooks. I like Boye brand hooks because of the shape of the hook-end. Everything is nicely tapered, and the hook part is pointed for easy in-and-out while working your stitches. U.S. size N is great for working with 1/2" tarn. I like to have several colors to choose from, so the tarn or yarn color contrasts with the hook--easier to see.