My tarn rug a.k.a RR is finally completed, and I  think he looks good.

RR weigh in at 23 pounds but he feels more like 50 pounds because he is massive.

His width is 7’6″ x 7’6″ and was  made exclusively with tarn. I had lots  of old t-shirts and bed sheets and anything I could get my hands on.

In my opinion the best tarn is made of cotton and a little spandex this mixture gives the tarn a softer feel and it is nice to work with.

Tarn made of bed sheets is not as soft but because of the size you have less joining to do.

For the final rounds I wanted to use the same color, I believe that way it balances the whole rug.

I visited my Goodwill stores and found navy blue bed sheets and was very happy to hit that jackpot 🙂

Tips: if you have lots of yards of a single color keep that color for the last rounds, that way your rug will look more balanced. Next, consider a simple border to keep the stitches nicely compact. I used the slip stitch for 2 rounds and then the final round I used   ss – chain – ss.

So, I hope you like it and consider making one and ask your family and friends not to throw away old rags.



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