It’s not a secret that t-shirt yarn is a very versatile material with which we can carry out an infinity of projects, and in this blog more than once we’ve shared various tutorials and techniques to make rugs. Today we are going to show you this excellent idea that’s very fashionable: a T-shirt yarn ombré rug.
Ombré refers specifically to the color gradient, so with this technique you can make a very original rug by combining different shades of the color of your choice.
This is a project that anyone who has experience with crochet can make, and even more so if you are a beginner, because in this way you’ll improve your initial skills by practicing the basic stitches.
To start, make a chain (SC) and the rest of the fabric you will follow with a single crochet (sc). Try to use the largest crochet hook you have, remembering that the yarn yarn can create a very dense fabric.
These are the stitches that you have to give in each round:
- 1st round: chain 6 (SC).
- 2nd round: 2 SC in each stitch (12 stitches).
- 3rd round: 1 single crochet (sc) in the next stitch, 2 SC in the next stitch; repeat this pattern until 18 stitches are achieved.
- 4th round: 1 single crochet (sc) in the next stitch, 2 SC in the next stitch; repeat this pattern until you have 24 stitches.
Repeat the previous step, increasing the number of stitches in each round by 6.
In any case, the number of stitches will also depend on the look of the fabric as you go, if you see that the fabric wrinkles obviously you will need to increase the number of stitches.
Try to alternate where you do the increases in order to maintain a circle shape, because if you do the increase in the same place each round, you will most likely end up with a polygon instead of a circle due to the protrusion that the extra stitch does.
To change the color you just have to tie the next strip and continue knitting.
When you’ve finished the rug, pull the end of the yarn through the last loop and tie a knot at the ends.
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