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Plaited Rag Rug

Added Nov 3, 2011

by cuada

Waterford, Ireland






I made this rug using strips of worn – out tee-shirts and kids clothes. I cut strips of about two inches wide,joined them. And then using a large hook, I crocheted a loooooong chain and then coiled it and stitched it from the reverse. See instructions here for more details.

There are more detailed instructions and extra pictures on my blog if you need them Cuada Design

Material Notes

I used tee shirts and vest, all made from jersey tee shirting




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Other
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey


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    Dec 8, 2011, 11.32 PMby smurfette2010

    This is fantastic, what a great idea! I may have make one myself :)

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    Dec 7, 2011, 01.46 PMby ichigogirl

    How nice! I’d love one for our summer cottage… must start collecting old t-shirts!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 09.00 PMby threadsquare

    Awesome! I’ve been collecting scraps for one of these for ages, but never get around to making it. I love how bright and cheery yours is :)

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    Dec 6, 2011, 05.14 PMby Danelle Fourie

    thanks for the inspiration!

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      Dec 6, 2011, 08.08 PMby cuada

      You’re welcome Danelle!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.05 PMby stefanika

    Nice thing which I want in my home:)

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      Dec 6, 2011, 08.07 PMby cuada

      Thanks stefanika:) it’s a great way to use old clothes which are too worn out to pass on.

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    Nov 3, 2011, 05.39 PMby mynameisdavid

    I love this! I’ve been dreaming of doing something like it for quite some time :)

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      Nov 3, 2011, 08.19 PMby cuada

      It’s a fun project for sure – but it uses alot of fabric!

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    Nov 3, 2011, 11.42 AMby FEDRA


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    Nov 3, 2011, 09.43 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

    Oh I love this!!! Thank you for the tutorial. Will be making one of these for sure!

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      Nov 3, 2011, 08.20 PMby cuada

      Best of luck, i’ve already started a second one-they might be addictive!

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