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Bust out your t-shirt yarn and learn to crochet this easy ombre rug!
Upcycle your old shirts into t-shirt yarn and learn to crochet this ombre rug!

Posted by ThriftyBelow from Chicago, Illinois, United States • Published See ThriftyBelow's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a rag rug. Crochet T Shirt Yarn Rug - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start off by chaining 6.

  • How to make a rag rug. Crochet T Shirt Yarn Rug - Step 2
    Step 2

    Connect the circle using a slip stitch.

  • How to make a rag rug. Crochet T Shirt Yarn Rug - Step 3
    Step 3

    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)

  • How to make a rag rug. Crochet T Shirt Yarn Rug - Step 4
    Step 4

    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.

  • How to make a rag rug. Crochet T Shirt Yarn Rug - Step 5
    Step 5

    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)

  • How to make a rag rug. Crochet T Shirt Yarn Rug - Step 6
    Step 6

    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)

  • How to make a rag rug. Crochet T Shirt Yarn Rug - Step 7
    Step 7

    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)

  • How to make a rag rug. Crochet T Shirt Yarn Rug - Step 8
    Step 8

    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)

  • How to make a rag rug. Crochet T Shirt Yarn Rug - Step 9
    Step 9

    That's it! Set it up by your door, in your bathroom, wherever!

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