A couple of weeks ago I decided to try out a new rug pattern for my t-shirt rugs. I made a bunch of small rugs that turned out great. Last week I decided to try my hand at a bigger rug. I chose the colors I had the most of in my stash: pink, dark blue, white, and black. I ended up running out of black, so I "yarned" a few more shirts.
This rug is about 32 inches. This pattern is great because I had no issues with curling or wrinkling. It increases very nicely.
Another thing that really helps is that I worked it on a flat surface and my stiches have gotten more consistent.
This one took me about 3 hours to do and that includes cutting the extra shirts into yarn. I actually finished it on Saturday after my parents and niece left. (They came down to bring us a new dryer!!!!) When I was done with it I decided to start a new one. This one I did in all blues and turquoises.
This one needs to be stretched out a little or something because it's looking kind of pointed on the outside round where the increases are.
These are some of my favorite colors. I wish I'd had a bigger stash of yarn!!!
This one took me about 2 hours or so, but it's a bit smaller than the other one. I think it's 26 or 27 inches if I remember right. Stitching these two rugs severely depleted my stash of t-shirt yarn. No problem though, it just gives me an excuse to go to the Salvation Army and do some shopping!!!