I found a pattern for making a rug out of t-shirt yarn that I am really excited to make, but before I can start making the rug I need to make enough t-shirt yarn. So, I have been making yarn out of old shirts like crazy and I thought I would share how to make some t-shirt yarn.
You will need:
Then, cut all the way across under the armpits of the shirt.
Once you have made cuts all the way along the side of the t-shirt, unfold it and make a diagonal cut on the first one-inch strip of the shirt. The edge of the first one-inch strip will no longer be attached to the other side of the shirt. Then, for the following strips, cut diagonally from the top of one strip to the top of the strip diagonally across from it, repeat for each of the strips. The other side of the t-shirt will still be attached and you can cut straight across each portion of the strips. Then, roll the t-shirt yarn into a ball, pulling the yarn as you roll and you have a ball of t-shirt yarn! Once you have enough yarn you can crochet all sorts of fun things with t-shirt yarn.