- 10mm crochet hook,
- t-shirt yarn made from 7 old t-shirts (6 small and 1 large)
I added extra crochet stitches (both hdc & cs) in at the corners as I went to try and fix this and just pulled and poked it into shape. I don't know how it will go after a wash.
Essentially it was all done in half double crochet. I started with 25 stitches and worked from there. The final outer row was done in single crochet.
I've started another mat with more stitches in each corner and at the ends and it's still curling a bit but not as badly. This time I made the short ends of the rectangle 1 hdc wider in my first row then I used last time and I've added about 1 cs extra at each corner then what patterns generally suggest.
Using the left over t-shirt scraps
I made approximately 20 rags from the left overs, I'd already used some of them before I took this photo. All the offcuts left over after I had my nice cleaning rags went out by the car to be used for checking the oil.
A quick note on the yarn
But that's not always how it goes. Sometimes you'll get some that looks like the red one and it does create a bit of 't-shirt snow' when you first cut it out. That's the sort of yarn I made my first rug out of, so it's totally ok to use.
Textural differences in yarn
Here's a picture of the textural differences between the two yarn types. On the left is the flat yarn and on the right is the curled yarn. I really like both textures, what do you think?
Oh and this is my finished bath mat. I'm pretty happy with it, I just love turning clutter into something useful!
I get confused by the crochet hook conversions. What is your 10mm crochet hook equivalent called?
A quick update - I've nearly got the pattern right so it behaves itself nicely. I hope to get it up soon.