Round Crochet Rug with T-Shirt Yarn – Free Pattern

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This round crochet rug is created using super chunky t-shirt yarn so it is super quick to work up. And the free crochet pattern will show you an easy technique for creating a perfect circle every time!

Round Crochet Rug with T-Shirt Yarn

How to crochet a perfect circle

You would think that crocheting a perfect circle would be easy peasy! Not so as it turns out.

It took me quite a while to get the circular shape right – for some reason circular crochet turns into a hexagon after a certain number of rows! And the thickness of T-shirt yarn amplifies this problem a lot I finally found a good method of keeping my circle circular – just move the increase to a different position on alternating rows.

Once I had figured this out making this rug is simple – just work Single Crochet stitches in the round until your desired size is reached.

Round Crochet Rug with T-Shirt Yarn

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Round Crochet Rug with T-Shirt Yarn

Finished Measurements

Approx. 40” in diameter


Gauge

3 rounds = approx. 4” in diameter

(T-shirt yarn varies so much in thickness, if yours is a little thinner than mine your gauge will be slightly different but it is not at all critical to this pattern to match my gauge)


Materials

Hook: 10mm (N/15) – 12mm (O/17) depending on the thickness of your T-shirt yarn (see Notes)

Yarn: 1 full skein of Hoooked Zpagetti (131 yds/120m per 850g skein) or other T-shirt yarn

I used two partial skeins of Mint Green (Color 1) and Baby Pink (Color 2)

Misc: Stitch marker


Notes

T-Shirt Yarn

T-Shirt Yarn can vary alot in thickness depending on the source fabric that was used to create it.

If your yarn is very thick (like mine) you will probably need to use a 12mm hook. However, if it is a bit thinner, a 10mm hook might be necessary to achieve tight stitches and a firm rug.

Construction

This rug is crocheted in the round. At the end of each round, do not join to the start of the round with a sl st, simply continue working the next round in a spiral.

Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round.

The stitch count for each round is given in [] at the end of the round

Increasing

The rug increases by 6 sts every round. An increase is done by crocheting 2 scs in the same st, and we space these increases evenly over the round.

After Round 9, we move the position of the increases to ensure we end up with a perfect circle shape (and not a hexagon!). This is all fully outlined in the pattern below.

Colors

This rug is so easily customised – feel free to use combination of colors and stripes that you like. When changing color, make the change on the last yarn over of the last st of the round, ready to start your next round with the new color.


Written Pattern (US Terms)

Abbreviations

st = stitch

sc = single crochet

C1 = Color 1

C2 = Color 2


ROUND 1: Using C1, Make a magic circle, sc 6 times into center of circle and pull tail to close [6]

ROUND 2: sc 2 times in each st (place stitch marker in first st), do not join to the start of the round, simply continue working the next round in a spiral [12]

ROUND 3: *sc 2 times in next st (move stitch marker to the first st), sc in next st; repeat from * to end of round (i.e. until you reach the stitch marker)       [18]

ROUND 4: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * to end of round [24]

ROUND 5: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * to end of round [30]

rounds 1-5 of crocheting a circle t-shirt yarn rug

ROUND 6: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 4 sts; repeat from * to end of round [36]

ROUND 7: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 5 sts; repeat from * to end of round [42]

ROUND 8: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 6 sts; repeat from * to end of round [48]

ROUND 9: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from * to end of round [54]

From this point onwards, we will change up the position of the increase on alternating rounds to get a perfect circle rather than a hexagonal shape.

rounds 9 and 10 of crocheting a circle t-shirt yarn rug

ROUND 10: sc in next 4 sts, *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 8 sts; repeat from * until 5 sts remain before stitch marker, sc 2 times in next st, sc in each of last 4 sts [60]

ROUND 11: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 9 sts; repeat from * to end of round [66]

ROUND 12: sc in next 5 sts, *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 10 sts; repeat from * until 6 sts remain before stitch marker, sc 2 times in next st, sc in each of last 5 sts [72]

ROUND 13: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 11 sts; repeat from * to end of round [78]

ROUND 14: sc in next 6 sts, *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 12 sts; repeat from * until 7 sts remain before stitch marker, sc 2 times in next st, sc in each of last 6 sts [84]

ROUND 15: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 13 sts; repeat from * to end of round [90]

ROUND 16: sc in next 7 sts, *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 14 sts; repeat from * until 8 sts remain before stitch marker, sc 2 times in next st, sc in each of last 7 sts [96]

ROUND 17: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 15 sts; repeat from * to end of round    [102]

ROUND 18: sc in next 8 sts, *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 16 sts; repeat from * until 9 sts remain before stitch marker, sc 2 times in next st, sc in each of last 8 sts [108]

ROUND 19: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 17 sts; repeat from * to end of round [114]

ROUND 20: sc in next 9 sts, *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 18 sts; repeat from * until 10 sts remain before stitch marker, sc 2 times in next st, sc in each of last 9 sts [120]

ROUND 21: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 19 sts; repeat from * to end of round [126]

ROUND 22: sc in next 10 sts, *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 20 sts; repeat from * until 11 sts remain before stitch marker, sc 2 times in next st, sc in each of last 10 sts [132]

ROUND 23: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 21 sts; repeat from * to end of round [138]

ROUND 24: sc in next 11 sts, *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 22 sts; repeat from * until 12 sts remain before stitch marker, sc 2 times in next st, sc in each of last 11 sts [144]

ROUND 25: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 23 sts; repeat from * to end of round [150]

ROUND 26: sc in next 12 sts, *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 24 sts; repeat from * until 13 sts remain before stitch marker, sc 2 times in next st, sc in each of last 12 sts [156]

ROUND 27: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 25 sts; repeat from * to end of round [162]

ROUND 28: sc in next 13 sts, *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 26 sts; repeat from * until 14 sts remain before stitch marker, sc 2 times in next st, sc in each of last 13 sts [168]

ROUND 29: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 27 sts; repeat from * to end of round [174]

If you wish to change colors here, make the change on the last yarn over of the final st of ROUND 29.

ROUND 30: Using C2, sc in next 14 sts, *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 28 sts; repeat from * until 15 sts remain before stitch marker, sc 2 times in next st, sc in each of last 14 sts [180]

ROUND 31: *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 29 sts; repeat from * to end of round [186]

ROUND 32: sc in next 15 sts, *sc 2 times in next st, sc in next 30 sts; repeat from * until 16 sts remain before stitch marker, sc 2 times in next st, sc in each of last 15 sts [192]

If you wish to make the rug larger at this point, simply continue repeating the pattern, adding an extra sc in between increases on each round.

Cut yarn and fasten off, you can join to the start of the final round using either a sl st or invisible join.

(There is a great tutorial here on how to finish a circle using both of these methods)

All done!


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Happy crocheting!

Sarah

6 thoughts on “Round Crochet Rug with T-Shirt Yarn – Free Pattern”

  1. This is awesome, thanks! I can’t wait to get started on one for my baby’s room. I may have missed it, but can you tell me approximately how many balls of yarn this requires? Thank you so much!

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    • Hi Hanna, this is actually great timing because I have just updated the pattern to have extra info! You will need almost 1 full 850g skein of Hoooked Zpagetti, or smaller amounts if you want to do more than one color. If you need any help at all just let me know 🙂

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