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T – Shirt Yarn Round Rug – How to crochet a rug – Free Crochet Pattern

This Free Crochet pattern teaches how to crochet a rug using T shirt yarn. It also teaches you what to look for and how to make adjustments if you want to make the rug bigger.

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T- Shirt Yarn Round Rug – Free Crochet Pattern

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ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

st = Stitch

SC = Single Crochet

*= Repeat what is in between til end of row


For this project you’ll need:

HOOK: 11.5 mm or US size P

YARN: In this pattern I used I used 3 different colors and 3 skeins of each color. My skeins where bought out here in Israel and they went by weight.

Each skein weighted about 59 grams \ 2 ounces. But no tag on them so I have no idea on how long they are.

The width of the yarn is 4 ½ cms \ 1.78 inches

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The finished rug measured 93 centimeters or 36 ½ inches wide. But you can make your bigger if you want.

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And here’s how…..these are what to look out for so you can make adjustments for your own pattern as needed.

If your rug starts to curl up to much along the sides

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Then your rug is telling you that you don’t have enough yarn and you need to increase.

If your rug is buckling and not laying flat, it means you have to much yarn and you need to rip out your round and do just a round of regular stitches without any increases in it. If it is stitch buckling badly after you’ve done your row again, you may need to rip out another row further back even more before you start your single crochets with no increases. But before you start ripping out rows, lay your rug down on the ground and step on it, because this yarn is heavy and it can work itself out if it’s not buckling to badly.

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Okay, having said that, lets get to the pattern!






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To start:

ch 2, sc 6 in the second chain from the hook, sl st int beginning sc to end round. (6 sts)


Rounds 1 & 2

ch 1, sc in same st, * sc 2 in each st around* (12 sts)(24 sts)


Round 3

ch 1, sc in same st, sc in all sts around (24 sts)

For round 4 we will be changing colors. To change colors on your rug you want to sl st and ch 1 to end your row. Then pick a stitch further away from where you ended and attach your new color by using the single crochet method. Pictures below to help you.



Round 4

sc in all sts around. Make sure at the end of your row you don’t count the sl st as a stitch, make sure to use the correct stitch.


Rounds 5 – 7

* sc 2, sc 1, sc 1 in next 3 sts. *



Rounds 8 – 10

sc in all sts around


Rounds 11

* sc 2, sc 1, sc 1 in next 3 sts. *



Rounds 12 & 13

sc in all sts around


Rounds 14

* sc 2, sc 1, sc 1 in next 3 sts. *


Round 15

sc in all sts around



Rounds 16 – 18

sc in all sts around


Round 19

* sc 2, sc 1, sc 1 in next 3 sts. *



Rounds 20 – 24

sc in all sts around.

After round 24, sl st in beg st and ch 1, cut your yarn. Or if you want to keep making your rug bigger, use the methods I showed you the beginning of this pattern.


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