When I was planning Little B’s room makeover, I knew we needed a brightly coloured rainbow rug somewhere in the mix. Rather than buying one, I decided to make one! Using some knit jersey fabric and some creativity, I came up with this fun and unique crochet t-shirt yarn rainbow rug.
Want to make one for your own space? It’s such a fun project! Here’s how:
Materials (for an approximately 27″ x 50″ rug):
- 12 yards knit jersey fabric in a variety of colours (I got mine from OnlineFabricStore.net) made into t-shirt yarn using this method
- Q16 crochet hook
Chain 40 with your first desired colour of tshirt yarn.
Turn your work, chain one, and then single crochet into the next chain. SC into each chain stitch until you reach the end of the row.
Turn your work, chain one, and then SC into each SC stitch below until you reach the end of the row.
Continue as above, changing your yarn colour as you wish to create stripes. To change your yarn, cut your the current yarn colour about 6″ from your work. Begin crocheting with the new colour, leaving a 6″ tail.
For my rug, I made random sized stripes but you could make them all the same height or create a pattern.
Once you’ve reached the length that you want your rug to be, finish off the final row, cut the yarn about 6″ from your work, and then pull this tail of yarn through your final loop.
Finally, weave all of the loose tails of yarn into your work with your crochet hook.
This yarn makes a very thick rug that will wash wonderfully in a machine.
Want to see a video tutorial on how to make this rug? Watch here:
And, in case you missed it, here’s the magical way I make t-shirt yarn from knit jersey fabric that I posted on my YouTube channel last week:
Special thanks to OnlineFabricStore.net for supplying me with the gorgeous knit jersey fabric for this project. It was the perfect material for our special rainbow rug and I always love ordering from OnlineFabricStore.net!