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T-shirt Yarn Rug
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Emily

This rug is made from the fantastic Hoooked Zpagetti t-shirt yarn.  Zpagetti is made from fabric offcuts from the textile industry.  I have been trying to get my hands on this for some time, but it is hard to come by in Australia.  This lot was brought back from Europe in my Mum’s suitcase!

This rug would look great in a kid’s bedroom or baby’s nursery.  It is also easy to look after.  Simply pop it in a pillow case and wash in the washing machine, then dry flat.

Keep reading if you’d like to make your own t-shirt yarn rug, otherwise if you’d like to grab yourself a rug that I’ve already made, check out my Etsy shop.

Here’s how to make your own rug…

You will need:

  • Two bobbins of Zpagetti t-shirt yarn.
  • Crochet hook – I used a 10mm hook, which gave a fairly tight stitch.  Try a 12mm hook for a looser stitch.
  • Scissors

Note that I am using UK/Australian terminology.  For US terminology, substitute double crochet (dc) for treble crochet (tr), and single crochet (sc) for double crochet (dc).

Start by making 4 chains.

Round 1: Make eleven trebles into the fourth chain from the hook.  Slip stitch into the third chain at the start of the round … 12 stitches

Round 2: Make three chains (counts as one treble from here on in), then one treble into the same stitch.  Make two trebles into each remaining stitch.  Slip stitch into the third chain at the start of the round … 24 stitches

Round 3:  Make three chains, then one treble into the same stitch.  [Make one treble into the next stitch and two trebles into the following stitch] repeat to the end of the round. Slip stitch into the third chain at the start of the round … 36 stitches

Round 4: Make three chains, one treble into the next stitch, then two trebles into the following stitch. [Make one treble into each of the next two stitches and two trebles into the following stitch] repeat to the end of the round.  Slip stitch into the third chain at the start of the round … 48 stitches

Round 5: Make three chains, two trebles into the next stitch, then one treble into each of the following two stitches. [Make one treble into the next stitch, then two trebles into the following stitch, then one treble into each of the next two stitches] repeat to the end of the round.  Slip stitch into the third chain at the start of the round … 60 stitches

Round 6: Make three chains, one treble into each of the next three stitches, then two trebles into the following stitch. [Make one treble into each of the next four stitches and two trebles into the following stitch] repeat to the end of the round.  Slip stitch into the third chain at the start of the round … 72 stitches

Rounds 7 – 14: Continue as per the previous rounds.  The aim is to increase twelves times each round.  Make sure you don’t increase in the same place each round so that your rug stays nice and circular.  After 14 rounds your rug should have 168 stitches and measure approximately 80 cm (31″) across.

Trim: For the final round, switch to double crochet and increase once every 28 stitches (increasing by 6 stitches for the round) … 174 stitches.

To finish, fasten off and weave in the ends.

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