Crochet T-Shirt Yarn Rug

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Crocheted T-Shirt Yarn Rug | Thrifty Below

As promised, today’s Hump Day How-To is a project you can make with your t-shirt yarn from last week! There are so many options for t-shirt yarn, but I wanted to make a little ombre bath rug. The finished crocheted rug ended up 24 inches in diameter, but could easily be made larger.

Supplies
T-shirt yarn (I used about 10 small t-shirts worth, in four different colors)
Size N crochet hook
Scissors

Crocheted T-Shirt Yarn Rug | Thrifty Below

Start off by chaining 6.

Crocheted T-Shirt Yarn Rug | Thrifty Below

Connect the circle using a slip stitch.

Crocheted T-Shirt Yarn Rug | Thrifty Below

Chain 2 and double-crochet (dc) in the same stitch. 2 dc in each stitch around, connect to the top of the chain with a slip stitch. (12 stitches)

Crocheted T-Shirt Yarn Rug | Thrifty Below

Chain 2. dc in the same stitch, dc in next stitch. 2 dc, 1 dc (repeat until end of round, connect with slip stitch). (18 stitches)
Chain 2. dc in the same stitch. dc in next two stitches. 2 dc, 1 dc, 1dc (repeat until end of round, connect with slip stitch). (24 stitches)
Chain 2. dc in the same stitch. dc in next stitch. 2 dc, 1 dc (repeat until end of round, connect with slip stitch). (36 stitches)

Depending on how thick you’ve made your t-shirt yarn, you may need to alter the pattern a bit. If it starts to ruffle, you can add more single stitches between the double dc’s. That’s what I did, which is why my stitches increase by weird amounts.

Crocheted T-Shirt Yarn Rug | Thrifty Below

I switched colors at this point.

Chain 2. dc in the same stitch, dc in next stitch. 2 dc, 1 dc (repeat until end of round, connect with slip stitch). (54 stitches)

Crocheted T-Shirt Yarn Rug | Thrifty Below

Chain 2. dc in the same stitch, dc in next stitch. 2 dc, 1 dc (repeat until end of round, connect with slip stitch). (81 stitches)

Crocheted T-Shirt Yarn Rug | Thrifty Below

I switched colors again here.

Chain 2. dc in the same stitch, dc in next stitch. 2 dc, dc in next two stitches (repeat until end of round, connect with slip stitch). (107 stitches)

Crocheted T-Shirt Yarn Rug | Thrifty Below

Chain 2. dc in each stitch, all the way around. Connect with a slip stitch. (107 stitches)

I switched to my fourth and final color again here.

Chain 2. dc in same stitch, dc in next stitch. 2 dc, dc in next four stitches (repeat until end of round, connect with slip stitch). (128 stitches)
Chain 2. dc in each stitch, all he way around. Connect with a slip stitch. Finish off. (128 stitches)

Crocheted T-Shirt Yarn Rug | Thrifty Below

I think it turned out really cute! I wish I had had more matching t-shirts, but next time I’ll plan further ahead. What do you think?

This post was shared at The Weekend Social, The Pin Junkie, and The Pretty Pintastic Party.

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4 Responses

  1. Thanks for bringing back memories of my mom crocheting. I did a bit of it myself back then. great tutorial for the rug. Hope to see you again on Thursday 9:00 PM EST for another #theWeekendSocial linky. Pinned! theKitchenChopper.com

  2. Do they sell T-shirt yarn at Jo ANNS?

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