T-Shirt Rug

Yes, another t-shirt yarn rug! I have wood floors and a dog who slips on the wood so area rugs are a must. And -since I own a dog, my rugs must be washable. And – rugs that I buy wear out pretty quickly from being put through the washer all the time. So yes, another t-shirt rug!
I’m new to crochet but I have found it to be very relaxing and mindless – at least when making a rug. I have learned a new stitch, the double crochet, so that is what I used for this rug. I started with a chain of 42 which looked about right for the width of a rectangle rug. Since this rug was going to be done in rows I had to decide if I would change colors at the beginning of a row or just use the whole shirt changing wherever it ran out. I decided to just go until the shirt ran out. I didn’t like how dirty the white shirts looked in my first rug so I dyed several with Rit Dye I’m happy with how it turned out. Of course there is always room for improvement.

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In this close up you can see some of the design from the shirt, I think it just adds to the charm.

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